The Vermont Statutes Online
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.
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
(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.)