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The DC Code: § 25-118 Tasting permit requirements and qualifications.

Index25 Alcoholic Beverage Regulation (Refs & Annos)
a
A tasting permit shall be issued only to a licensee under a manufacturer's license, class A and B, a retailer's license, class A and B, or an applicant which is a full service grocery store and meets the requirements of § 25- 303(c)(1), (2), and (3), to utilize a portion of their licensed premises for the tasting of products as listed in subsection (c) of this section.
b
Containers of alcoholic beverages used for sampling purposes shall be labeled as such and may not be sold.
c
A licensee shall not provide to a customer, in one day, samples greater than the following quantities:
1
3 ounces of spirits;
2
6 ounces of wines; and
3
12 ounces of beer.
d
A tasting permit shall be valid for 3 years.
e
The holder of a manufacturer's license, class A, may utilize a portion of the licensed premises for the sampling of spirits, and the holder of a manufacturer's license, class B, may utilize a portion of the licensed premises for the sampling of beer, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.

Historical and Statutory

D.C. Law 13-298 amended and enacted into law Title 25 of the District of Columbia Official Code. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-187, in subsec. (a), substituted "class A, or an applicant which is a full service grocery store and meets the requirements of § 25-303(c)(1), (2), and (3)" for "class A"; and added subsec. (d). D.C. Law 17-201, in subsec. (a), substituted "class A and B" for "class A";   and, in subsec. (d), substituted "3 years" for "2 years". D.C. Law 19-25, in subsec. (a), substituted "manufacturer's license, class B, a retailer's license, class A and B, or an applicant" for "retailer's license, class A and B, or an applicant"; and added subsec. (e). D.C. Law 19-168, in subsec. (a), substituted "manufacturer's license, class A and B" for "manufacturer's license, class A and B"; and, in subsec. (e), substituted "The holder of a manufacturer's license, class A, may utilize a portion of the licensed premises for the sampling of spirits, and the holder" for "The holder" and "beer, between" for "beer between". Temporary Amendments of Section Section 2 of D.C. Law 19-17, in subsec. (a), substituted "manufacturer's license, class B; retailer's license, class A and B; or an applicant" for "retailer's license, class A and B, or an applicant"; and added subsec. (e) to read as follows: "(e) The holder of a manufacturer's license, class B, may utilize a portion of the licensed premises for the sampling of alcoholic beverages between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.". Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 19-17 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Brewery Manufacturer's Tasting Permit Amendment Emergency Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-71, May 19, 2011, 58 DCR 4235). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Brewery Manufacturer's Tasting Permit Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-148, August 9, 2011, 58 DCR 6830). Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-298, see notes following § 25-101. For Law 15-187, see notes following § 25-101. For Law 17-201, see notes following § 25-101. Law 19-25, the "Brewery Manufacturer's Tasting Permit Amendment Act of 2011", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 19-118, which was referred to the Committee on Human Services. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 7, 2011, and July 12, 2011, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 28, 2011, it was assigned Act No. 19-102 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 19-25 became effective on October 20, 2011. For history of Law 19-168, see notes under § 25-110. DC CODE § 25-118 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(May 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-298, § 101, 48 DCR 2959; Sept. 30, 2004, D.C. Law 15-187, § 101(d), 51 DCR 6525; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-201, § 2(e), 55 DCR 6289; Oct. 20, 2011, D.C. Law 19-25, § 2, 58 DCR 6513; Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, § 2112(b), 59 DCR 8025.)