Connecticut Law
Title 30 Intoxicating Liquors


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Connecticut Laws | Title 30 Intoxicating Liquors

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CHAPTER 545* LIQUOR CONTROL ACT

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PART I DEFINITIONS

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Sec. 30-1. Definitions.

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Secs. 30-1a and 30-1b. Term "Liquor Control Commission" deemed to mean Division of Liquor Control within the Department of Business Regulation, exception. Term "Division of Liquor Control" or "Division of Liquor Control within the Department of Public Safety" deemed to mean "Department of Liquor Control", when.

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PART II DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION: LIQUOR CONTROL

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Sec. 30-2. Liquor Control Commission: Appointment, term, vacancies, oath, removal.

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Sec. 30-3. Assistance.

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Sec. 30-4. Commissioners and employees prohibited from dealing in or manufacturing alcoholic liquor.

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Sec. 30-5. Receipts and expenditures.

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Sec. 30-6. Powers and duties of Department of Consumer Protection; report; records and certified copies.

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Sec. 30-6a. Adoption of regulations.

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Sec. 30-6b. Regulation requiring locking of certain beer coolers accessible to the public prohibited.

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Sec. 30-7. Regulations to be furnished upon request.

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Sec. 30-8. Investigations, oaths and subpoenas.

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PART III* LOCAL OPTION

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Sec. 30-10. Vote on liquor permit question.

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Sec. 30-11. Form of ballot label.

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Sec. 30-12. Liquor permit contrary to vote void.

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Sec. 30-13. Previous town action to remain in effect.

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Sec. 30-13a. Prior vote not to apply to sale under golf country club permit. Referendum requirement.

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Sec. 30-13b. Local option re nonprofit theater permits.

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PART IV PERMITS

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Sec. 30-14. Nature and duration of permit. Renewal by transferee or purchaser of permit premises.

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Sec. 30-14a. Renewal and issuance of package store permits. Removal of premises.

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Sec. 30-15. Issuance of permits.

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Sec. 30-16. Manufacturer permit.

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Sec. 30-17. Wholesaler permit. Termination or diminishment of distributorship.

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Sec. 30-17a. Sales by wholesaler permittees to retail permittees outside territory.

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Sec. 30-17b. Wholesaler's salesman certificates.

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Sec. 30-18. Out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquors.

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Sec. 30-18a. Out-of-state small winery shipper's permit for wine.

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Sec. 30-19. Out-of-state shipper's permit for beer.

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Secs. 30-19a to 30-19e.

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Sec. 30-19f. In-state transporter's permit.

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Sec. 30-20. Package store permits; grocery store beer permits.

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Sec. 30-20a. University permit.

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Sec. 30-21. Hotel permit.

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Sec. 30-21a. Night club permit.

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Sec. 30-21b. Resort permit.

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Sec. 30-22. Restaurant permit. Wine ordered with restaurant meals.

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Sec. 30-22a. Cafe permit.

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Sec. 30-22b. Restaurant permit for catering establishment. Certain requirements may be waived upon written application.

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Sec. 30-22c. Juice bars. Notification of local police re scheduled events. Prohibition of alcoholic liquor at juice bar.

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Sec. 30-23. Club permits.

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Sec. 30-23a. Guest book requirements under club permits.

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Sec. 30-23b. Club permit for Rocky Hill Veterans' Home and Hospital.

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Sec. 30-24. Spouses of club and golf country club members.

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Sec. 30-24a. Golf country club permit. Nonprofit service club.

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Sec. 30-24b. Auxiliary club members.

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Sec. 30-25. Special club permit for picnics.

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Sec. 30-25a. Club permit in no-permit towns.

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Sec. 30-26. Tavern permit.

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Sec. 30-27. Taverns not to be screened from street.

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Sec. 30-28. Railroad permit.

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Sec. 30-28a. Airline permit.

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Sec. 30-29. Boat permit.

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Sec. 30-30. Broker's permit.

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Sec. 30-31. Sale of warehouse receipts for alcoholic beverages.

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Sec. 30-32. Warehouse permit.

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Sec. 30-33. Concession permit.

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Sec. 30-33a. Coliseum permit. Coliseum concession permit. Special rule re backers.

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Sec. 30-33b. Special sporting facility permits.

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Sec. 30-33c. Special outing facility permits.

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Sec. 30-34. Military permit.

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Sec. 30-35. Temporary permit for outings, picnics or social gatherings.

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Sec. 30-35a. Nonprofit theater permit.

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Sec. 30-35b. Ninety-day provisional permit.

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Sec. 30-36. Druggist permit.

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Sec. 30-37. Sales on prescription.

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Sec. 30-37a. Nonprofit public museum permit.

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Sec. 30-37b. Charitable organization permit.

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Sec. 30-37c. Bowling establishment permits. Racquetball facility permit.

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Sec. 30-37d. Nonprofit public television corporation permit.

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Sec. 30-37e. Airport restaurant permit. Airport bar permit. Airport airline club permit.

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Sec. 30-37f. Airport permit. Leasing and concessions. Access requirements. Excepted from local option, discretionary disapproval.

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Sec. 30-37g. Nonprofit golf tournament permit.

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Sec. 30-37h. Nonprofit corporation permit.

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Sec. 30-37i. Hotel guest bar permit.

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Sec. 30-37j. Caterer liquor permit. Notice requirements. Exemptions.

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Sec. 30-37k. Casino permit.

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Sec. 30-37l. Wine festival permit.

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Sec. 30-37m. Out-of-state entity wine festival permit.

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Sec. 30-37n. Wine festival and out-of-state entity wine festival permits. Notification to chief municipal law enforcement official.

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Sec. 30-38. Storage of liquor. Approval of facilities.

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Sec. 30-38a. Transfer of liquor between retail permit premises under common ownership.

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Sec. 30-39. Applications for permits, renewals. Fees. Publication, remonstrance, hearing.

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Sec. 30-39a. Bartender certificate. When required. Application; fee; refusal; exemption.

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Sec. 30-40. Second application.

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Secs. 30-41 and 30-42. Permit fees. Rebate of permit fees.

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Sec. 30-42a. Permit fee rebate.

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Sec. 30-43. Granting and denial of permits. Notice of hearing.

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Sec. 30-44. Mandatory refusal of permit where sale prohibited.

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Sec. 30-45. Mandatory refusal of permits to certain persons. Exceptions.

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Sec. 30-46. Discretionary suspension, revocation or refusal of permit; location or character of premises; other grounds.

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Sec. 30-46a. Permit for restaurant within a coliseum.

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Sec. 30-47. Discretionary suspension, revocation or refusal of permits; disqualification of applicant or permittee; alcohol seller and server training program; permittee participation.

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Sec. 30-48. Limitations of permits; exceptions. Loans. Period of credit. Resolution of credit disputes.

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Sec. 30-48a. Limitation on interest in retail permits.

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Sec. 30-48b. Municipalities and authorities as backers of coliseum permittees.

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Secs. 30-49 and 30-50. Sale of liquor on credit. Period of credit. Suspension of credit restrictions in case of disaster.

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Sec. 30-51. Sales in dwelling houses regulated.

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Sec. 30-51a. Leasing of part of premises operating under grocery store beer permit.

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Sec. 30-52. Permit to specify location and revocability. Removal to another location.

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Sec. 30-53. Permit to be recorded.

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Sec. 30-54. Permit to be hung in plain view.

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Sec. 30-55. Revocation or suspension of permits; hearing; appeal to stay proceedings.

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Sec. 30-55a. Suspension of permit for failure to pay unemployment compensation contributions; violation of noise standards by liquor permittees; penalties.

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Sec. 30-56. When appeal not to act as stay of execution.

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Sec. 30-57. Conviction of permittee or backer; revocation or suspension of permit; forfeiture.

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Sec. 30-58. Revocation of permit obtained by fraud.

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Sec. 30-58a. Offer in compromise in lieu of suspension.

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Sec. 30-58b. Continuation of service when special sporting facility permit revoked. Application for new permit.

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Sec. 30-59. Certificate of revocation, suspension or reinstatement.

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Sec. 30-59a. Notice of suspension or revocation of sporting facility permits or licenses issued by the Division of Special Revenue or the Gaming Policy Board.

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Sec. 30-60. Appeal.

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Sec. 30-61. Service of process on members of commission.

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Sec. 30-62. Substitution of permittees. Fee.

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Sec. 30-62a. Consumer bars.

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Sec. 30-62b. Home manufacture of wine.

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PART V PRICES

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Sec. 30-63. Registration of brands, fees. Posting and notice of prices. Brand registration of fortified wine. When departmental approval prohibited.

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Secs. 30-63a to 30-63d. Prices charged by manufacturers and out-of-state shippers to Connecticut wholesalers. Affirmation re price. Determination of price. Enforcement; regulations.

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Sec. 30-63e. Conditions required for closeout sale.

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Sec. 30-63f. Brand or size to be closed out.

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Sec. 30-64. Fair trade; schedule of suggested prices to be filed with Department of Consumer Protection.

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Sec. 30-64a. Sales within a wholesaler's geographic territory.

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Sec. 30-64b. Unfair pricing practices.

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Sec. 30-65. Regulations.

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Sec. 30-66. Administration expenses.

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Sec. 30-67. Penalties.

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Sec. 30-68. Wholesale prices of wine.

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Secs. 30-68a to 30-68h. Minimum retail markups; definitions. Minimum selling price. Suggested consumer resale price. Enforcement; regulations. Minimum wholesale markups; definitions. Minimum selling price. Minimum wholesale price. Enforcement; regulations.

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Sec. 30-68i. Minimum selling price of out-of-state shipper, wholesaler or manufacturer permittee.

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Sec. 30-68j. Minimum markup in sale of beer.

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Sec. 30-68k. Price discrimination prohibited.

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Sec. 30-68l. Wholesale permittees; sales below cost prohibited.

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Sec. 30-68m. Retail permittees; sales below cost prohibited.

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Sec. 30-68n. Advertisement of manufacturers' rebates.

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PART VI SEIZURES

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Secs. 30-69 to 30-73. Seizures.

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PART VII PROHIBITED ACTS, PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE

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Sec. 30-74. Unauthorized sale prohibited.

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Sec. 30-75. Prima facie evidence of intent to sell.

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Sec. 30-76. Purchase for resale.

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Sec. 30-76a. Sales to persons holding temporary or charitable organization permits.

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Sec. 30-77. Disposing of liquor without permit.

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Sec. 30-78. Nuisance. Disposal.

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Sec. 30-79. Soliciting orders in no-permit towns.

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Sec. 30-80. Delivery in town deemed sale.

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Sec. 30-81. Unsuitable persons prohibited from having financial interest in permit businesses. Employment of minors restricted.

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Sec. 30-82. Sale pending renewal of permit.

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Secs. 30-83 to 30-85. Selectmen to give permittees lists of drinkers receiving town aid. Sales to relatives. Liquors not to be sent to certain persons or their abodes.

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Sec. 30-86. Sale or delivery to minors, intoxicated persons and habitual drunkards prohibited. Exceptions. Use of transaction scan devices.

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Sec. 30-86a. Statement from purchaser as to age.

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Sec. 30-86b. Photographing a person whose age is in doubt, or photocopying such person's driver's license or identity card. Use of photograph or photocopy. Regulations. Affirmative defense.

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Sec. 30-87. Inducing minors to procure liquor. Exceptions. Official investigation or enforcement activity.

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Sec. 30-88. Identity card.

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Sec. 30-88a. Operator's license as proof of age. Misrepresentation of age to procure liquor.

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Sec. 30-89. Purchasing liquor or making false statement to procure liquor by person forbidden to purchase prohibited. Possessing liquor by minor on public street or highway or other public or private location prohibited; exceptions.

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Sec. 30-89a. Permitting minor to illegally possess liquor in dwelling unit or on private property or failing to halt such illegal possession. Penalty.

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Sec. 30-90. Loitering on permit premises.

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Sec. 30-90a. Employment of minors. Permits held by, and financial interests of, persons over eighteen on July 1, 1982, not affected.

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Sec. 30-91. Hours and days of closing. Exemption.

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Sec. 30-91a. Effect of prior local votes re Sunday sale.

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Sec. 30-92. Capacity of beer containers.

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Sec. 30-92a. Bottle size, conversion to metric system.

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Sec. 30-92b. Beer packaging.

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Sec. 30-93. Containers to be sealed.

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Sec. 30-93a. Regulation of shipments into state.

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Sec. 30-94. Gifts, loans and discounts prohibited between permittees. Tie-in sales. Floor stock allowance. Depletion allowance.

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Sec. 30-95. Advertising and bottling.

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Sec. 30-95a. Display of trademarks by permittees.

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Sec. 30-96. When music permitted.

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Sec. 30-97. Town and probate records not to be kept where liquor is sold.

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Sec. 30-98. Liquor not to be furnished to prisoners.

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Sec. 30-99. Denatured alcohol or adulterated liquor.

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Sec. 30-100. Bottle clubs.

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Sec. 30-101. Pharmacist, breaking law, forfeits permit and license.

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Sec. 30-102. Dram Shop Act; liquor seller liable for damage by intoxicated person. No negligence cause of action for sale to person twenty-one years of age or older.

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Sec. 30-103. Contracts and actions based on illegal sales.

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Sec. 30-104. Jurisdiction.

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Sec. 30-105. Prosecutions.

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Sec. 30-106. Entry into disorderly house by officer.

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Sec. 30-107. Arrest and seizure without warrant. Disposition of illegal liquor.

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Sec. 30-108. Court may order analysis of liquor.

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Sec. 30-109. State chemist to analyze samples. Copies of analysis to be evidence.

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Sec. 30-110. Tampering with analysis.

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Sec. 30-111. Reports of convictions, fines and forfeited bonds.

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Sec. 30-112. Civil action barred on certain debts.

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Sec. 30-113. Penalties.

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Sec. 30-114. Beer keg identification and receipt requirements. Restrictions on keg deposit refunds. Grounds for permit revocation or suspension.

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Sec. 30-115. Possession of beer keg lacking required identification. False information on beer keg receipt. Penalties.

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Sec. 30-116. Sale, purchase or possession of alcohol vaporization device prohibited. Penalty.

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