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§3-4-8  Unlawful sale and shipment. –

Published: 2015

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Alcoholic Beverages


Transportation of Beverages


   § 3-4-8  Unlawful sale and shipment. –

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person in the business of selling intoxicating

beverages in another state or country to ship or cause to be shipped any

intoxicating beverage directly to any Rhode Island resident who does not hold a

valid wholesaler license issued by the State of Rhode Island. The foregoing

shall not apply to any order for intoxicating beverages personally placed by

the purchaser at the manufacturer's premises, for shipment to an address in

Rhode Island for nonbusiness purpose. Any shipment of intoxicating beverages

pursuant to this section shall contain the language: "Contains Alcohol, Adult

Signature (over 21) Required for Delivery."

   (b) Any person who violates subsection (a) of this section

shall, for the first offense, be mailed a certified letter by the department

ordering that person to cease and desist any shipment of intoxicating beverages

to Rhode Island residents and for each subsequent offense shall be fined one

thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500).

History of Section.

(P.L. 2001, ch. 314, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 341, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch.

311, § 1.)