SB 299
Modifies provisions relating to alcohol trade practices
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Last Action:
2/23/2021 - SCS Voted Do Pass S General Laws Committee (1190S.02C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 299 - This act modifies provisions relating to alcohol trade practices.

ADVERTISING MATERIALS (Section 311.070.3(7) and 311.070.4(2))

Currently, the amount of permanent point-of-sale advertising materials that may be sold or given to a retailer by a distiller, wholesaler, winemaker, or brewer shall not exceed $500 per year, per brand, per retail outlet.

This act provides that the replacement of similar permanent point-of-sale advertising materials that are damaged and non-functioning shall not apply toward the maximum of $500. Additionally, this act modifies the definitions of "equipment and supplies", "temporary point-of-sale advertising materials", "permanent point-of-sale advertising materials", and "product display."

NON-REFRIGERATION DISPENSING ACCESSORIES (Section 311.070.3(3), 311.070.4(5), 311.070.4(6), and 311.070.7)

This act adds the definition of "nonrefrigeration dispensing accessories" which includes beer and gas hoses, faucets, taps, and other accessories necessary to preserve and serve intoxicating liquor that are not self-refrigerating.

Under this act, a wholesaler or brewer may install non-refrigeration dispensing accessories at the retail business establishment for the purposes of beer equipment to properly preserve and serve draught beer or premixed distilled spirit beverages. A wholesaler or brewer may also lend, give, rent, sell, install, or repair nonrefrigeration dispensing accessories in order to facilitate the delivery to the retailers. A complete record of non-refrigeration dispensing accessories given, rented, sold, installed, and loaned, and repairs and services made to a retailer shall be retained for a period of not less than one year by the wholesaler, brewer, distiller, or winemaker.

Under this act, a distiller, wholesaler, winemaker, or brewer may furnish, give, or sell cleaning and sanitation services to a retailer to preserve product integrity of distilled spirits, wine, or malt beverages.

DELIVERY OF CERTAIN LIQUORS BY WHOLESALER (Section 311.070.4(16) to 311.070.4(18)

Under current law, a wholesaler may exchange for an equal quantity or allow a credit for certain intoxicating liquor that was delivered in a damaged condition. A wholesaler may also withdraw at the time of delivery certain intoxicating liquor if the wholesaler replaces or provides a credit for the retailer. This act adds malt liquor to these provisions.

This act is substantially similar to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/SCS/SB 126 (2021), and to provisions in SS/SCS/SB 283 (2021), and to SB 947 (2020) and similar to SB 340 (2019), HB 634 (2019), and HCS/HB 1924 (2018).



No Amendments Found.