§64. Sale of malt beverages in kegs

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/07/003/00064
Published: 2015

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Alcoholic Beverages






64. Sale of malt beverages in kegs

(a) As used in

this section, "keg" means a reusable container capable of holding at

least five gallons of malt beverage.

(b) A keg shall

be sold by a second class licensee only under the following conditions:

(1) The keg

shall be tagged in a manner and with a label approved by the board. The label

shall be supplied and securely affixed to the keg by the wholesale dealer.

(2) A person

shall exhibit proper proof of identification upon demand of a licensee or an

agent of a licensee. If the person fails to provide such proof of

identification, the licensee shall be entitled to refuse to sell the keg to the

person. As used in this subsection, "proper proof of identification"

means a photographic motor vehicle operator's license, a liquor control

photographic identification card, a valid passport, a United States military

identification card or a photographic nondriver motor vehicle identification

card obtained from the department of motor vehicles.

(3) The

purchaser shall complete a form, provided by the board, which includes at least

the name, address and date of birth of the purchaser as they appear on the

purchaser's proper proof of identification and the identification number of the

keg. The form shall also include the provisions of this section and the

penalties for violation of these provisions. The licensee shall retain the form

for 90 days after return of the keg.

(4) The licensee

shall collect a deposit of at least $25.00 which shall be returned to the

purchaser upon return of the keg with the label intact.

(c) A licensee

shall not:

(1) sell a keg

without a legible label attached;

(2) return a

deposit on a keg which is returned without the label intact.

(d) Any person,

other than the wholesaler, who intentionally removes or defaces the label

attached to a keg shall be imprisoned not more than two years or fined not more

than $1,000.00, or both. (Added 1991, No. 255 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1997,

No. 117 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2009, No. 102 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 11, 2010.)