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Title 7 : Alcoholic Beverages

Chapter 009 : LICENSING

Subchapter 005 : MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION OF ALCOHOL

(Cite as: 7 V.S.A. § 277)
  • § 277. Malt and vinous beverage consumer shipping license

    (a)(1) A manufacturer or rectifier of malt or vinous beverages licensed in Vermont may be granted an in-state consumer shipping license by filing with the Division of Liquor Control an application in a form required by the Commissioner accompanied by a copy of the applicant's current Vermont manufacturer's license and the fee provided in section 204 of this title.

    (2) An in-state consumer shipping license may be renewed annually by submitting to the Division the fee provided in section 204 of this title accompanied by a copy of the licensee's current Vermont manufacturer's license.

    (b)(1) A manufacturer or rectifier of malt or vinous beverages licensed in another state that operates a brewery or winery in the United States and holds valid state and federal permits and licenses may be granted an out-of-state consumer shipping license by filing with the Division of Liquor Control an application in a form required by the Commissioner accompanied by copies of the applicant's current out-of-state manufacturer's license and the fee provided in section 204 of this title.

    (2) An out-of-state consumer shipping license may be renewed annually by submitting to the Division the fee provided in section 204 of this title accompanied by the licensee's current out-of-state manufacturer's license.

    (3) As used in this section, "out-of-state" means any state other than Vermont, any territory or possession of the United States, and does not include a foreign country.

    (c)(1) A consumer shipping license granted pursuant to this section shall permit the licensee to ship malt or vinous beverages produced by the licensee to private residents for personal use and not for resale.

    (2) A licensee shall not ship more than 12 cases of malt beverages containing no more than 36 gallons of malt beverages or no more than 12 cases of vinous beverages containing no more than 29 gallons of vinous beverages to any one Vermont resident in any calendar year.

    (3) The beverages shall be shipped by common carrier certified by the Division pursuant to section 280 of this subchapter. The common carrier shall comply with all the following:

    (A) deliver beverages pursuant to an invoice that includes the name of the licensee and the name and address of the purchaser;

    (B) on delivery, require a valid authorized form of identification, as defined in section 589 of this title, from a recipient who appears to be under 30 years of age; and

    (C) require the recipient to sign an electronic or paper form or other acknowledgment of receipt. (Added 2017, No. 83, § 62; amended 2018, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), § 62.)