Delaware Law
Title 4 Alcoholic Liquors


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Delaware Laws | Title 4 Alcoholic Liquors

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TITLE 4 Alcoholic Liquors

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CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

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Sec. 101. Definitions.

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Sec. 102. Statewide application; exceptions.

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Sec. 103. Effective date; extent of effectiveness.

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Sec. 104. Sale or shipment out of State.

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CHAPTER 2. TRANSITION PROVISIONS

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Sec. 201. Transition provisions.

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CHAPTER 3. DELAWARE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL COMMISSIONER

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Sec. 301. Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner; Appeals Commission; qualifications; appointment; term; compensation.

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Sec. 302. Location of office.

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Sec. 303. Employees.

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Sec. 304. Duties and powers of the Commissioner.

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Sec. 305. Oath of Office of Commissioner and employees.

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Sec. 306. Conflict of interest.

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Sec. 307. Commissioner's statement of interest in liquor business.

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Sec. 308. Promulgation, repeal and amendment of rules and regulations.

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Sec. 309. Bond.

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Sec. 310. Deposit of receipts with Division of Revenue.

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Sec. 311. Property and profits of the office of the Commissioner.

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Sec. 312. Financial statements of the Commissioner.

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Sec. 313. Annual audit.

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CHAPTER 4. DIVISION OF ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO ENFORCEMENT

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Sec. 401. Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement.

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Sec. 402. Location of office.

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Sec. 403. Duties and powers of the Division.

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Sec. 404. Employees of the Division.

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TITLE 4 Alcoholic Liquors

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CHAPTER 5. LICENSES AND TAXES

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Subchapter I. Manufacture and Import

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Sec. 501. Supplier and representative licenses; delivery and storage at in-state warehouse.

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Sec. 502. Application; requirements.

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Sec. 503. Inspection of premises.

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Sec. 504. Bond.

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Sec. 505. Conditions for issuance of license.

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Sec. 506. Interest in establishment selling to consumer.

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Sec. 507. Monthly report.

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Sec. 508. Filing of price schedules required.

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Subchapter II. Purchase, Sale and Dispensing

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Sec. 511. General licensing requirements.

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Sec. 512. Licenses for taprooms, hotels, restaurants, motorsports speedways or clubs; food concessionaires at horse racetracks or multi-purpose sports facilities; dinner theater performances; bowling alleys; caterers; removal of partially consumed bottles from premises; beverages for personal consumption at racetracks; air passenger carriers; names of licensed establishments.

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Sec. 512A. License fees.

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Sec. 512B. Brewery-pubs.

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Sec. 512C. Microbrewery.

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Sec. 512D. Wine auctions.

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Sec. 513. Sale of beer for consumption on premises of tavern, horse racetrack or multi-purpose sports facility.

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Sec. 514. Gathering licenses; consumption on premises.

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Sec. 515. Sale to members of club and multiple activity club; "bottle club" defined.

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Sec. 515A. Licenses for "bottle clubs."

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Sec. 516. Consumption off premises of hotel, restaurant, club, store or taproom.

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Sec. 517. Pharmacists.

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Sec. 518. Physicians, dentists, veterinarians and medical institutions.

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Sec. 519. Hospital; retention and use.

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Sec. 520. Clergymen; wine for sacramental purposes.

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Sec. 521. Temporary license to sell by the glass.

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Sec. 522. Application for license to purchase for resale.

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Sec. 523. Application by partnership or corporation; liability for fines or costs.

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Sec. 524. Notice of application.

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Sec. 525. Spirits, wine and beer tasting.

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Sec. 526. Direct purchasing of wine and beer.

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Sec. 527. Substantive changes to licenses or licensed property.

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Subchapter III. Determination of Applications

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Sec. 541. Procedural requirements governing Commissioner's action; hearing; appeal.

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Sec. 542. Decision upon application for renewal of license; time of making.

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Sec. 543. Grounds for refusal of license; transfer or extension of premises.

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Sec. 544. Finality of Commissioner's decision refusing license.

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Sec. 545. Improvements to premises.

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Sec. 546. Limit on number of retail licenses.

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Subchapter IV. Certificate of License, Term of License and Fees

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Sec. 551. Issuance of certificate.

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Sec. 552. Term and expiration date of licenses.

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Sec. 553. Rate of payment for license issued for other than 2 years.

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Sec. 554. License fees.

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Subchapter V. Cancellation or Suspension of License

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Sec. 561. Grounds for cancellation or suspension.

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Sec. 562. Public hearing and right of appeal.

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Sec. 563. Effect of cancellation or surrender of license; notice.

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Sec. 564. Payments to former licensee.

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Subchapter VI. Transfer of License; Death of Licensee

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Sec. 571. Transfer of license.

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Sec. 572. Death of licensee; payments to licensee's estate.

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Subchapter VII. Taxes

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Sec. 581. Rates of tax.

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Sec. 582. Refund of tax paid by importers or wholesalers on beer sold to instrumentalities of the armed forces of the United States.

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Sec. 583. Administration of taxes.

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Sec. 584. State fees in lieu of county and municipal fees; preemption provision.

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CHAPTER 7. REGULATORY PROVISIONS

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Sec. 701. Persons authorized to make sale and delivery of alcoholic liquors.

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Sec. 702. Delivery of alcohol or spirits by manufacturer or importer.

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Sec. 703. Sale and delivery of wine or beer by manufacturer or importer.

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Sec. 704. Commissioner regulation of wine or beer sales.

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Sec. 705. Containers for sale and delivery of beer for consumption off premises.

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Sec. 706. Sale or service of alcoholic liquors to intoxicated person.

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Sec. 707. Home manufacture of beer or wine for personal consumption.

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Sec. 708. Prohibition of sales to certain persons.

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Sec. 709. Prohibition of sales at certain times.

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Sec. 710. Reports by importers.

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Sec. 711. Refilling bottles.

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Sec. 712. Label on bottle.

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Sec. 713. Mixing unauthorized with authorized liquor.

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Sec. 714. Places for keeping spirits, wines or beer.

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Sec. 715. Places for keeping alcohol.

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Sec. 716. Transportation of spirits, wines or beer.

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Sec. 717. Transportation of alcohol.

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Sec. 718. Shipping and transporting alcoholic liquor.

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Sec. 719. Distillery and wine manufacturer.

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Sec. 720. Storage of alcoholic liquors.

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Sec. 721. Brewery.

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Sec. 722. Physicians, dentists, veterinarians and pharmacists.

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Sec. 723. Disposition of stock of insolvent, deceased or former licensee.

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Sec. 724. Retaliatory beer tax and regulations; violations by out-of-state manufacturers of beer; hearing, penalties and appeal.

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Sec. 725. Preparations containing alcoholic liquors but not intended for use as a beverage.

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Sec. 726. Liability for price of illegal sale of alcoholic liquors.

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Sec. 727. Sale at last call/closing hour of an establishment.

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Sec.Sec. 728-730. [Reserved.]

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CHAPTER 9. CRIMINAL OFFENSES AND PENALTIES

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Sec. 901. Offenses carrying penalty of imprisonment for 3 to 6 months.

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Sec. 902. Offenses carrying penalty of fine of $500 to $1,000 or imprisonment for 3 to 6 months on failure to pay fine.

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Sec. 903. Offenses carrying penalty of fine of not more than $100 or imprisonment for 1 month on failure to pay fine.

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Sec. 904. Offenses concerning certain persons.

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Sec. 905. Unlicensed manufacture of alcoholic liquor; possession of still, apparatus, mash, etc., by unlicensed person.

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Sec. 906. Transportation and shipment.

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Sec. 907. Interference with officer or inspector.

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Sec. 908. Failure of licensee to file report.

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Sec. 909. Violation of rules respecting liquor taxes.

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Sec. 910. Offenses without specific penalty.

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Sec. 911. Penalty for partnerships and associations.

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Sec. 912. Exemption of employees of Commissioner and/or Division.

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Sec. 913. Licensees convicted of violations by the Commissioner may be assessed costs.

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Sec. 914. Authority to suspend licenses and/or impose fines.

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Sec. 915. Licensees pleading guilty; voluntary fines; limitation.

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Sec. 916. Penalties imposed against licensees who threaten employees.

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CHAPTER 11. SEIZURE AND CONFISCATION

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Sec. 1101. Peddled or illegally transported liquor.

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Sec. 1102. Shipments to unauthorized portions of State; other illegal sales or shipments.

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Sec. 1103. Manufacture on unauthorized premises; seizure or destruction of liquor, apparatus and materials.

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Sec. 1104. Property found in disorderly house or used in connection with offenses.

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Sec. 1105. Retention of seized property; return to owner; disposition of alcoholic liquor.

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Sec. 1106. Ascertainment of ownership and liens upon seized vehicles.

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Sec. 1107. Commission's report and petition to Court.

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Sec. 1108. Rule to show cause and service thereof; hearing and order of disposal.

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Sec. 1109. Procedural provisions.

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Sec. 1110. Proceeds of sale; payment of costs.

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Sec. 1111. Procedure governing searches and seizures.

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CHAPTER 12. DELAWARE RESPONSIBLE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SERVER TRAINING PROGRAM

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Sec. 1201. Findings and declaration of policy.

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Sec. 1202. Implementation.

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Sec. 1203. Applicability; on-premises licenses.

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Sec. 1204. Training standards and curriculum.

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Sec. 1205. Certification and renewal training.

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Sec. 1206. Violations; penalties.

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Sec. 1207. Enforcement.

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Sec. 1208. Training program costs.

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