SB 0933 Regulates Auctioning of Vintage Wine
LR Number:L3452.04T Fiscal Note:3452-04
Committee:Commerce and Environment
Last Action:07/12/96 - Signed by Governor
Title:HCS/SB 933
Effective Date:August 28, 1996
Full Bill Text | All Actions | Senate Home Page | List of 1996 Senate Bills
Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 933 - This act amends Chapter 311, RSMo, the Liquor Control Law.

A distiller, wholesaler, winemaker or brewer may, if certain conditions are satisfied, engage in the following activities:

1. Give or sell product displays to a retail business;

2. Give or sell any point of sale advertising materials and consumer advertising specialties to a retail business;

3. Sell equipment or supplies to a retail business;

4. Install dispensing accessories at the retail business;

5. Furnish, give or sell coil cleaning services to a retailer of distilled spirits, wine or malt beverages;

6. Package and distribute intoxicating beverages in combination with other nonalcoholic items as originally packaged by the supplier;

7. Sell or give retail business newspaper cuts, mats or engraved blocks for use in the advertisement of the retail business;

8. In an advertisement list the names and addresses of two or more unaffiliated retail businesses selling its product;

9. Conduct a local or national sweepstakes or contest upon a licensed retail premise;

10. Stock, rotate, rearrange or reset products;

11. Provide a recommended shelf plan;

12. Sell other merchandise which does not consist of intoxicating beverages to a retail business; and

13. Sell or give an outside sign to a retail business.

A malt beverage wholesaler or brewer may, if certain conditions are satisfied, give a gift not to exceed a value of $1,000 per year or sell something of value to a holder of a temporary permit as defined in Section 311.482, RSMo.

A wholesaler of intoxicating liquor may, if certain conditions are satisfied, furnish or give, and a retailer may accept, samples of distilled spirits or wine.

Section 311.102, RSMo, states that the Supervisor of Liquor Control may issue a license to sell liquor by the drink between the hours of 11:00 a.m. on Sunday and midnight on Sunday. This Section is modified to add first classification counties which have a charter and a population of at least 900,000, or to cities with a population of at least 380,000 and which are located in more than one county.

Proposed Section 311.191 allows the Supervisor of Liquor Control to issue a license for the selling of vintage wine at auction by an auctioneer licensed pursuant to Chapter 343, RSMo. The one year license will allow the auctioneer to conduct no more than six auctions of vintage wine per year. Vintage wine may be shipped to an auctioneer from any location within Missouri. This act also addresses the issues of vintage wine packaging, tasting and labeling.

Section 311.300, RSMo, is modified to allow persons at least 18 years of age to "operate the cash register or scanner connected to a cash register" and thus sell intoxicating liquor and nonintoxicating beer to persons at least 21 years of age. Section 311.330, RSMo, is modified to exempt liquor by the drink provisions from applying to liquor used in the preparation of food. Section 311.360, RSMo, is modified to add a subsection regarding the labelling of malt liquor. This new subsection becomes effective on January 1, 1997.

Lastly, this act expands the list of penalties the Supervisor of Liquor Control may impose upon wholesalers and businesses which violate the law.