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First Substitute S.B. 205
5 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; ADDRESSING OPERATIONAL
6 RESTRICTIONS ON WINERY LICENSEES; AND MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
7 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
9 32A-8-201, as last amended by Chapter 277, Laws of Utah 1991
10 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
11 Section 1. Section 32A-8-201 is amended to read:
12 32A-8-201. Authority and operational restrictions.
13 (1) A winery license authorizes the licensee to:
14 (a) import, manufacture, store, transport, or export wines;
15 (b) sell wines at wholesale to the department and to out-of-state customers;
16 (c) purchase liquor for fortifying wine, if the department is notified of the purchase and
17 date of delivery; and
18 (d) warehouse on its premises liquor that has been manufactured or purchased for
19 manufacturing purposes.
20 (2) All wine, brandy, wine spirits, or other liquor imported under authority of a winery
21 license shall conform to the standards of identity and quality established in the Federal Alcohol
22 Administration regulations.
23 (3) If considered necessary, the commission or department may:
24 (a) require certain alterations to the plant, equipment, or premises;
25 (b) require the alteration or removal of any unsuitable wine-making equipment or material;
26 (c) require a licensee to clean, disinfect, ventilate, or otherwise improve the sanitary and
27 working conditions of any plant, premises, and wine-making equipment;
28 (d) demand that any marc, pomace, or fruit considered unfit for wine making, or producing
29 or likely to produce an unsanitary condition, be destroyed, denatured, or removed from the
31 (e) require a licensee to distill or cause to be distilled or disposed of under the department's
32 supervision, any unsound, poor quality finished wine, or unfinished wine that will not be
33 satisfactory when finished; or
34 (f) demand that all books, records, or data pertaining to the grapes and other materials and
35 ingredients used in the manufacture of wine, are available to the commission or department upon
37 (4) A winery licensee may not permit any wine to be consumed on its premises, except
38 under the [
39 (a) A winery licensee may allow its employees to consume on the premises wine as the
40 wine maker may furnish to them without charge.
41 (b) A winery licensee may allow any person who can lawfully buy wine for wholesale or
42 retail distribution to consume bona fide samples of its product on the winery premises.
43 (c) A winery licensee may operate [
45 (i) as long as food is also available[
47 (ii) the retail facility is located on its manufacturing premise.
48 (5) The federal definitions, standards of identity, and quality and labeling requirements for
49 wine, in the Federal Alcoholic Administration regulations, and amendments made to that
50 document, are adopted to the extent they are not contrary to or inconsistent with the laws of this
52 (6) (a) A retail facility described in Subsection (4)(c):
53 (i) shall be operated or supervised by the winery licensee; and
54 (ii) licensed and operated as a package agency, except as provided in Subsection (6)(b).
55 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection 32A-3-106 (10), sale or delivery of wine may not be made
56 on or from the premises of the retail facility nor may the retail facility be kept open for the sale of
58 (i) before 10:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m.;
59 (ii) on a day on which there is held:
60 (A) a regular general election;
61 (B) a regular primary election; or
62 (C) a statewide election;
63 (iii) on a day on which there is held a municipal, special district, or school election if:
64 (A) the retail facility is within the boundaries of the municipality, special district, or school
65 district; and
66 (B) the municipality, special district, or school district notifies the department of the
67 election at least 30 days prior to the date of the election; or
68 (iv) on a day or during hours as the commission specifies by rule or order.
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