§230. Restrictions; financial interests; display of license; employees

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Published: 2015

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Title

07

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Alcoholic Beverages






Chapter

009

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LICENSING











 

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230. Restrictions; financial interests; display of license; employees

(a) Except as

provided in subdivision 2(15) of this title, a bottler, manufacturer, or

rectifier licensed in Vermont or in another state, a certificate of approval

holder, or wholesale dealer shall not have any financial interest in the

business of a first-, second-, or third-class license, and a first-, second-,

or third-class licensee may not have any financial interest in the business of

a bottler, manufacturer, or rectifier licensed in Vermont or in another state,

a certificate of approval holder, or wholesale dealer. However, a manufacturer

of malt beverages may have a financial interest in the business of a first- or

second-class license, and a first- or second-class licensee may have a

financial interest in the business of a manufacturer of malt beverages,

provided a first- or second-class licensee does not purchase, possess, or sell

the malt beverages produced by a manufacturer with which there is any financial

interest. All licenses or permits granted under this title shall be

conspicuously displayed on the premises for which the license or permit is

granted. Any manufacturer of malt beverages that has a financial interest in a

first- or second-class licensee and any first- or second-class licensee that

has a financial interest in a manufacturer of malt beverages, as permitted

under this section, shall provide to the Department of Liquor Control and the

applicable wholesale dealer written notification of that financial interest and

the licensees involved. A wholesale dealer shall not be in violation of this

section for delivering malt beverages to a first- or second-class licensee that

is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or selling those malt beverages

under this section.

(b) An

individual who is an employee of a wholesale dealer that does not hold a

solicitor's license may also be employed by a first- or second-class licensee

on a paid or voluntary basis, provided that the employee does not exercise any

control over, or participate in, the management of the first- or second-class

licensee's business or business decisions, and that either employment

relationship does not result in the exclusion of any competitor wholesale

dealer or any brand of alcoholic beverages of a competitor wholesale dealer.

(Amended 1979, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 2, 1980; 2001, No. 143

(Adj. Sess.), § 10, eff. June 21, 2002; 2003, No. 24, § 1, eff. May 14, 2003;

2003, No. 27, § 1, eff. May 17, 2003; 2007, No. 94 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2013, No.

64, § 4; 2013, No. 72, § 25.)
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