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Title 7 : Alcoholic Beverages

Chapter 009 : LICENSING


(Cite as: 7 V.S.A. § 223)
  • § 223. Third-class licenses

    (a)(1) The Liquor Control Board may grant to a person who operates a hotel, restaurant, club, boat, or railroad dining car, or who holds a manufacturer's or rectifier's license, a third-class license if the person files an application accompanied by the fee provided in section 204 of this title for the premises in which the business of the hotel, restaurant, or club is carried on or for the boat or railroad dining car.

    (2) The applicant shall satisfy the Board that the applicant is the bona fide owner or lessee of the premises, boat, or railroad dining car and that it is operated for the purpose covered by the license.

    (b) A third-class license holder may sell spirits and fortified wines for consumption only on the licensed premises, boat, or railroad dining car.

    (c) The holder of a third-class license may permit a customer to:

    (1) possess or carry no more than two open containers of alcoholic beverages; and

    (2) maintain control over his or her open container of alcoholic beverages at all times while on the licensed premises, boat, or railroad dining car.

    (d)(1) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection and section 271 of this title, a person who holds a third-class license shall purchase from the Liquor Control Board all spirits and fortified wines dispensed in accordance with the provisions of the third-class license and this title.

    (2) For a third-class license issued for a dining car or boat, the licensee may procure outside the State of Vermont spirits and fortified wines that are sold pursuant to the license.

    (e) No person under 18 years of age shall be employed by a third-class licensee as:

    (1) a bartender for the purpose of preparing, mixing, or dispensing alcoholic beverages; or

    (2) a waitress or waiter for the purpose of serving alcoholic beverages. (Amended 1971, No. 90, § 3; 2003, No. 79 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2005, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. March 9, 2006; 2015, No. 51, § A.10, eff. Jan. 1, 2016; 2015, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 2017, No. 83, § 36.)