LD 620
PUBLIC Law, Chapter 113

Signed on 2007-05-14 00:00:00.0 - First Regular Session - 123rd Maine Legislature
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An Act Relating to Liquor Samples

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA §1504  is enacted to read:

§ 1504 Samples of products

A person licensed under section 1502 as a sales representative for a distilled spirits manufacturer or supplier may give a retail licensee samples of distilled spirits under the following conditions.

1 Invoice required.   The distilled spirits must be accompanied by an invoice.
2 Product registered.   The distilled spirits must be listed by the commission for sale in this State and clearly labeled as a sample.
3 Taxes paid.   Taxes must be paid on each item and the distilled spirits must be purchased from the State's wholesale liquor provider.
4 Sampling record.   The sales representative who provides the sample shall maintain a log stating the names of the retail licensees who sampled the distilled spirits and the amount sampled.
5 Maximum sample.   The maximum amount of samples of distilled spirits given to a retail licensee by a sales representative may not exceed 3 liters per year per distiller represented by that sales representative, and samples may not exceed one liter.
6 Samples removed.   Distilled spirits samples given to an off-premises retailer must be removed from the premises to be sampled.
7 Records maintained.   Records of samples given or received under this section must be maintained for a 2-year period by the retail licensee giving or receiving samples.

Effective September 20, 2007

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