Public Laws

124th Legislature

Second Regular Session

Chapter 504

H.P. 1158 - L.D. 1630

An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Instant Redeemable Coupons Included with a Spirits Product

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

Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA §708, sub-§7,  as enacted by PL 2009, c. 145, §1, is amended to read:

7. Instant marketing promotions.   A manufacturer or supplier of spirits listed for sale by the commission may offer monetary rebates in the form of instant redeemable coupons attached to the spirits product as approved by the commission in accordance with conditions or rules established by the commission. Agency store licensees may redeem the coupons only upon proof of purchase and in accordance with the terms listed on the coupon. Instant redeemable coupons included with a spirits product must be inserted in the package by the manufacturer or attached to the package by the manufacturer , manufacturer's agent or manufacturer's sales representative. Instant redeemable coupons provided by the manufacturer’s agent or manufacturer’s sales representative must be made available to all agency store licensees electing to offer the coupon in an amount equal to the agency store’s inventory of spirits products that are subject to the coupon promotion. Instant redeemable coupons attached to spirits sold to on-premise retail licensees by reselling agents are for the benefit of the on-premise retail licensee. An instant redeemable coupon attached to a spirits product sold by an agency store licensee to a consumer is for the benefit of the consumer who purchases the spirits product.

Effective July 12, 2010

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333