Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA §460, sub-§1, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 459, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 28-A MRSA §460, sub-§2, ¶M, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 459, §1, is repealed.
Sec. 3. 28-A MRSA §460, sub-§2, ¶M-1 is enacted to read:
M-1. Distilled spirits served at a taste testing must be provided by the agency liquor store or purchased, at the retail list price, by a licensed sales representative participating in the taste testing from existing stock available for purchase at the agency liquor store.
Sec. 4. 28-A MRSA §1501, as amended by PL 2013, c. 588, Pt. B, §5, is further amended to read:
All persons selling liquor to in the State shall furnish to the bureau a list of all officers and directors, if a corporation, or a list of all partners, if a partnership, and the name of the sales representatives of the person within the State.
Sec. 5. 28-A MRSA §1505, first ¶, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 459, §5, is amended to read:
A sales representative holding a license under section 1502 may participate in a tasting event permitted under section 460 , or 1205 or 1207 subject to the provisions of this section.
Sec. 6. 28-A MRSA §1505, sub-§4, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 459, §5, is amended to read:
This amendment replaces the bill and is the majority report of the committee. The amendment provides that a licensed sales representative may provide spirits for a taste testing at an agency liquor store. The agency liquor store must indicate that a sales representative will be providing the product and verify that the sales representative has successfully completed an alcohol server education course when it requests authorization to conduct a spirits tasting event. Spirits provided by a sales representative must be purchased at the regular retail price from the agency liquor store where the tasting will take place. Under the provision of law governing licensed sales representatives, the amendment adds the requirement that a sales representative who provides spirits for a consumer tasting at an agency liquor store must have successfully completed an alcohol server education course. The amendment also makes a technical correction to existing law governing licensed sales representatives.