An Act Regarding Alcoholic Beverage Tastings
Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA §460 is enacted to read:
§ 460. Agency liquor store taste testing of distilled spirits
Sec. 2. 28-A MRSA §1205, as amended by PL 2005, c. 32, §1, is further amended to read:
§ 1205. Taste testing of wine
For the purposes of this section, "fine wine store" means a store that carries at least 250 different wine labels or carries at least 125 different wine labels, holds a wine license only and meets the compatible merchandise requirement of section 1201, subsections 6 and 7.
Sec. 3. 28-A MRSA §1206, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 266, §23, is amended to read:
§ 1206. Consumption prohibited on off-premises retail premises
A person may not consume liquor on the premises of an off-premise retail licensee licensed under this chapter except as provided in section sections 460, 1205 and 1207.
Sec. 4. 28-A MRSA §1207 is enacted to read:
§ 1207. Taste testing of malt liquor
Sec. 5. 28-A MRSA §1505 is enacted to read:
§ 1505. Participation in tasting events
A sales representative holding a license under section 1502 may participate in a tasting event permitted under section 460 or 1205 subject to the provisions of this section.
The Department of Public Safety may adopt rules to implement this section. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
Sec. 6. Implementation. The Department of Public Safety shall implement the provisions of this Act using existing departmental personnel and resources.