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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 7 : Alcoholic Beverages, Cannabis, and Tobacco

Chapter 019 : Enforcement

(Cite as: 7 V.S.A. § 589)
  • § 589. Exhibition of card

    An individual shall exhibit “a valid authorized form of identification,” which means a valid photographic operator’s license, enhanced driver’s license, or valid photographic nondriver identification card issued by Vermont or another state or foreign jurisdiction, a U.S. military identification card, or a valid passport or passport card bearing the photograph and signature of the individual upon demand of a licensee, an employee of a licensee, or a law enforcement officer. On the failure of an individual to produce and exhibit a valid authorized form of identification upon demand of a licensee, the licensee shall be entitled to refuse to sell the individual any alcoholic beverage. Sale or furnishing of any alcoholic beverages by a licensee to an individual exhibiting a valid authorized form of identification shall be prima facie evidence of the licensee’s compliance with the law prohibiting the sale or furnishing of alcoholic beverages to minors. (Added 1963, No. 145, § 2; amended 1989, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1995, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1997, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2007, No. 114 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2013, No. 64, § 6; 2017, No. 83, § 108.)