Maine Revised Statutes

§352. Purchase of liquor in state and agency liquor stores; purchase from bureau

1. Methods of payment.  This subsection governs the methods of payment permitted for purchases of spirits and fortified wine from agency liquor stores and for purchases of liquor from the bureau or an entity awarded a contract under section 89 by agency liquor stores.
A. An agency liquor store may accept payment for liquor purchases by cash, check or debit or credit card. [2013, c. 368, Pt. V, §27 (AMD).]
C. A retail licensee licensed for on-premises consumption buying liquor from an agent licensed to resell spirits and fortified wine must pay in a manner permitted by the reselling agent. The agent may permit payment in the form of cash, check, debit or credit card or electronic funds transfer. [2013, c. 368, Pt. V, §27 (AMD).]
D. In addition to the methods of payment permitted in paragraph C, an agency liquor store, when approved by the bureau, may pay for spirits and fortified wine purchased from the bureau or an entity awarded a contract under section 89 by mailing a check for payment to the bureau or the entity awarded a contract under section 89 when notified of the amount due or upon receiving a delivery of spirits or fortified wine. Payments made by check must be received or postmarked within 3 days of receipt of a delivery of spirits or fortified wine or notification of the amount due. Payments made electronically using any electronic payment method permitted under paragraph C must be debited within 3 days of receipt of a delivery of spirits or fortified wine or notification of the amount due. [2013, c. 368, Pt. V, §27 (AMD).]
[ 2013, c. 368, Pt. V, §27 (AMD) .]
2. Checks not honored on presentation; consequences.  If any check is not honored on presentation or if an agency liquor store fails to pay for liquor as prescribed in subsection 1, the bureau shall withhold any license not issued or immediately take back the license if already issued, voiding that license until such time as the check or invoice is paid in full, together with the cost of the check failure or collection procedure. The alcohol bureau or bureau may order that person to make all payments to the alcohol bureau or bureau by cash, certified check or money order for a period not to exceed one year.
[ 1997, c. 373, §39 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 45, §A4 (NEW). 1987, c. 342, §21 (AMD). 1991, c. 376, §50 (RPR). 1991, c. 528, §VV4 (AMD). 1991, c. 528, §RRR (AFF). 1991, c. 591, §VV4 (AMD). 1991, c. 791, §1 (RPR). 1993, c. 615, §§2,3 (AMD). 1997, c. 373, §39 (AMD). 2013, c. 368, Pt. V, §27 (AMD). 2013, c. 368, Pt. V, §61 (REV).

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