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Title 07 : Alcoholic Beverages

Chapter 009 : LICENSING

(Cite as: 7 V.S.A. § 239)
  • § 239. Licensee education

    (a) A new first-class, second-class, third-class, fourth-class, or farmers' market license, or manufacturer's or rectifier's license shall not be granted until the applicant has attended a Department of Liquor Control in-person seminar or completed the appropriate Department of Liquor Control online training program for the purpose of being informed of the Vermont liquor laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the purchase, storage, and sale of alcohol beverages. A corporation, partnership, or association shall designate a director, partner, or manager who shall comply with the terms of this subsection.

    (b) Every first-class, second-class, third-class, fourth-class, or farmers' market licensee, and every holder of a manufacturer's or rectifier's license shall complete the Department of Liquor Control in-person licensee training seminar or the appropriate Department of Liquor Control online training program at least once every two years. A corporation, partnership, or association shall designate a director, partner, or manager who shall comply with the terms of this subsection. A first-class, second-class, third-class, fourth-class, or farmers' market license, or manufacturer's or rectifier's license shall not be renewed unless the records of the Department of Liquor Control show that the licensee has complied with the terms of this subsection.

    (c) Each licensee shall ensure that every employee who is involved in the sale or serving of alcohol beverages completes a training program approved by the Department of Liquor Control before the employee begins serving or selling alcoholic beverages and at least once every 24 months thereafter. Each licensee shall maintain written documentation, signed by each employee trained, of each training program conducted. A licensee may comply with this requirement by conducting its own training program on its premises, using information and materials furnished or approved by the Department of Liquor Control. A licensee who fails to comply with the requirements of this subsection shall be subject to a suspension of no less than one day of the license issued under this title.

    (d) The following fees for Department of Liquor Control in-person or online seminars will be paid:

    (1) For a first-class or first- and third-class licensee seminar either in person or online, $25.00 per person.

    (2) For a second-class licensee seminar either in person or online, $25.00 per person.

    (3) For a combination first-class, first- and third-class, and second-class licensee seminar either in person or online, $25.00 per person.

    (4) For a manufacturer's or rectifier's, fourth-class, or farmers' market licensee seminar either in person or online, $10.00 per person.

    (5) For common carrier seminars either in person or online, $10.00 per person.

    (6) For all special event, festival, educational sampling, art gallery, bookstore, museum and library permit holders for either in-person or online seminar, $10.00 per person.

    (e) Fees for all seminars listed in this section and under other sections of this title with regards to in-person or online training shall be deposited directly in the Liquor Control Enterprise Fund. (Added 1987, No. 103, § 4; amended 1993, No. 11, § 3, eff. April 27, 1993; 1999, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 2013, No. 64, § 5; 2015, No. 149 (Adj. Sess.), § 39.)