Title 32B Chapter 14 Section 304

Alcoholic Beverage Control Act
Utah Beer Industry Distribution Act
Section 304
Sale or transfer of business assets or ownership.

            

32B-14-304.   Sale or transfer of business assets or ownership.

            (1) Without the prior written approval of a sale or transfer by the supplier:

            (a) a wholesaler may not sell or transfer its business, or any portion of its business, including the distributorship agreement, to a successor in interest; and

            (b) the owner of an interest in a wholesaler may not sell or transfer all or part of the owner's interest in the wholesaler to a successor in interest.

            (2) A supplier may not unreasonably withhold or delay its approval of a sale or transfer, including the wholesaler's rights and obligations under the terms of the distributorship agreement, if the person to be substituted meets reasonable standards that are imposed:

            (a) by the supplier pursuant to the distributorship agreement; and

            (b) on other wholesalers of that supplier of the same general class, taking into account the size and location of the sales territory and market to be served.

            (3) Notwithstanding Subsection (1), a wholesaler may not violate Subsection 32B-13-301(8).


Enacted by Chapter 276, 2010 General Session