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6 This act modifies the Alcoholic Beverage Code to address the use of identification under the
7 Alcoholic Beverage Code and to make conforming and technical changes including
8 addressing unlawful transfer or use, presentation of proof of age or other identifying forms,
9 reliance on proof of age or other identifying forms, and lawful detention.
10 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
12 32A-1-105, as last amended by Chapter 1, Laws of Utah 2000
13 32A-1-301, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1990
14 32A-1-302, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1990
15 32A-1-303, as last amended by Chapter 263, Laws of Utah 1998
16 32A-1-304, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1990
17 32A-12-221, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1990
18 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
19 Section 1. Section 32A-1-105 is amended to read:
20 32A-1-105. Definitions.
21 As used in this title:
22 (1) "Airport lounge" means a place of business licensed to sell alcoholic beverages, at
23 retail, for consumption on its premises located at an international airport with a United States
24 Customs office on its premises.
25 (2) "Alcoholic beverages" means "beer" and "liquor" as the terms are defined in this
27 (3) (a) "Alcoholic products" means all products that contain at least 63/100 of 1% of
28 alcohol by volume or at least 1/2 of 1% by weight, and are obtained by fermentation, infusion,
29 decoction, brewing, distillation, or any other process that uses any liquid or combinations of
30 liquids, whether drinkable or not, to create alcohol in an amount greater than the amount
31 prescribed in this Subsection (3)(a).
32 (b) "Alcoholic products" does not include common extracts, vinegars, ciders, essences,
33 tinctures, food preparations, or over-the-counter drugs and medicines that otherwise come within
34 this definition.
35 (4) "Beer" means all products that contain 63/100 of 1% of alcohol by volume or 1/2 of
36 1% of alcohol by weight, but not more than 4% of alcohol by volume or 3.2% by weight, and are
37 obtained by fermentation, infusion, or decoction of any malted grain. Beer may or may not contain
38 hops or other vegetable products. Beer includes products referred to as malt liquor, malted
39 beverages, or malt coolers.
40 (5) (a) "Beer retailer" means any business establishment engaged, primarily or incidentally,
41 in the retail sale or distribution of beer to public patrons, whether for consumption on or off the
42 establishment's premises, and that is licensed to sell beer by the commission, by a local authority,
43 or both.
44 (b) (i) "On-premise beer retailer" means any beer retailer engaged, primarily or
45 incidentally, in the sale or distribution of beer to public patrons for consumption on the beer
46 retailer's premises.
47 (ii) "On-premise beer retailer" includes taverns.
48 (c) (i) "Tavern" means any business establishment engaged primarily in the retail sale or
49 distribution of beer to public patrons for consumption on the establishment's premises, and that
50 is licensed to sell beer under Chapter 10, Part 2, On-Premise Beer Retailer Licenses.
51 (ii) "Tavern" includes a beer bar, parlor, lounge, cabaret, and night club where the revenue
52 from the sale of beer exceeds the revenue of the sale of food, although food need not be sold in the
54 (6) "Billboard" means any light device, painting, drawing, poster, sign, signboard,
55 scoreboard, or other similar public display used to advertise, but does not include:
56 (a) displays on beer delivery vehicles if the displays do not overtly promote the
57 consumption of alcoholic beverages;
58 (b) displays in taverns and private clubs, if the displays are not visible to persons
60 (c) point-of-sale displays, other than light devices, in retail establishments that sell beer
61 for off-premise consumption, if the displays are not visible to persons off-premises;
62 (d) private business signs on the premises of any business engaged primarily in the
63 distribution of beer;
64 (e) newspapers, magazines, circulars, programs, or other similar printed materials, if the
65 materials are not directed primarily to minors;
66 (f) menu boards in retail establishments that sell beer for on-premise consumption if the
67 menu boards also contain food items;
68 (g) handles on alcoholic beverage dispensing equipment that identify brands of products
69 being dispensed; and
70 (h) displays at the site of a temporary special event for which a single event liquor permit
71 has been obtained from the commission or a temporary special event beer permit has been obtained
72 from a local authority to inform attendees of the location where alcoholic beverages are being
74 (7) "Brewer" means any person engaged in manufacturing beer, malt liquor, or malted
76 (8) "Chartered bus" means a passenger bus, coach, or other motor vehicle provided by a
77 bus company to a group of persons pursuant to a common purpose, under a single contract, and
78 at a fixed charge in accordance with the bus company's tariff, for the purpose of giving the group
79 of persons the exclusive use of the bus and a driver to travel together to a specified destination or
81 (9) "Church" means a building:
82 (a) set apart primarily for the purpose of worship;
83 (b) in which religious services are held;
84 (c) with which clergy is associated;
85 (d) the main body of which is kept for that use and not put to any other use inconsistent
86 with its primary purpose; and
87 (e) which is tax exempt under the laws of this state.
88 (10) "Club" and "private club" means any nonprofit corporation operating as a social club,
89 recreational, fraternal, or athletic association, or kindred association organized primarily for the
90 benefit of its stockholders or members.
91 (11) "Commission" means the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.
92 (12) "Cork-finished wine" means a container of wine stopped by a cork and finished by
93 foil, lead, or other substance by the manufacturer.
94 (13) "Department" means the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
95 (14) "Distressed merchandise" means any alcoholic beverage in the possession of the
96 department that is saleable, but for some reason is unappealing to the public.
97 (15) "General food store" means any business establishment primarily engaged in selling
98 food and grocery supplies to public patrons for off-premise consumption.
99 (16) "Governing body" means the board of not fewer than five shareholders or voting
100 members of a private club who have been elected and authorized to control or conduct the business
101 and affairs of that club.
102 (17) "Guest" means a person accompanied by an active member or visitor of a club who
103 enjoys only those privileges derived from the host for the duration of the visit to the club.
104 (18) "Heavy beer" means all products that contain more than 4% alcohol by volume
105 obtained by fermentation, infusion, or decoction of any malted grain. "Heavy beer" is considered
106 "liquor" for the purposes of this title.
107 (19) "Identification card" means the identification card issued [
109 (20) "Interdicted person" means a person to whom the sale, gift, or provision of an
110 alcoholic beverage is prohibited by law or court order.
111 (21) "Licensee" means any person issued a license by the commission to sell, manufacture,
112 store, or allow consumption of alcoholic beverages on premises owned or controlled by the person.
113 (22) "Limousine" means any motor vehicle licensed by the state or a local authority, other
114 than a bus or taxicab:
115 (a) in which the driver and passengers are separated by a partition, glass, or other barrier;
117 (b) that is provided by a company to an individual or individuals at a fixed charge in
118 accordance with the company's tariff for the purpose of giving the individual or individuals the
119 exclusive use of the limousine and a driver to travel to a specified destination or destinations.
120 (23) (a) "Liquor" means alcohol, or any alcoholic, spiritous, vinous, fermented, malt, or
121 other liquid, or combination of liquids, a part of which is spiritous, vinous, or fermented, and all
122 other drinks, or drinkable liquids that contain more than 1/2 of 1% of alcohol by volume and is
123 suitable to use for beverage purposes.
124 (b) "Liquor" does not include any beverage defined as a beer, malt liquor, or malted
125 beverage that has an alcohol content of less than 4% alcohol by volume.
126 (24) "Local authority" means:
127 (a) the county legislative body of the county if the premises are located in an
128 unincorporated area of a county; or
129 (b) the governing body of the city or town if the premises are located in an incorporated
130 city or town.
131 (25) "Manufacture" means to distill, brew, rectify, mix, compound, process, ferment, or
132 otherwise make an alcoholic product for personal use or for sale or distribution to others.
133 (26) "Member" means a person who, after paying regular dues, has full privileges of a club
134 under this title.
135 (27) "Minor" means any person under the age of 21 years.
136 (28) "Outlet" means a location other than a state store or package agency where alcoholic
137 beverages are sold pursuant to a license issued by the commission.
138 (29) "Package" means any container, bottle, vessel, or other receptacle containing liquor.
139 (30) "Package agency" means a retail liquor location operated under a contractual
140 agreement with the department, by a person other than the state, who is authorized by the
141 commission to sell package liquor for consumption off the premises of the agency.
142 (31) "Package agent" means any person permitted by the commission to operate a package
143 agency pursuant to a contractual agreement with the department to sell liquor from premises that
144 the package agent shall provide and maintain.
145 (32) "Permittee" means any person issued a permit by the commission to perform acts or
146 exercise privileges as specifically granted in the permit.
147 (33) "Person" means any individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association, business
148 trust, or other form of business enterprise, including a receiver or trustee, and the plural as well as
149 the singular number, unless the intent to give a more limited meaning is disclosed by the context.
150 (34) "Policy" means a statement of principles established by the commission to guide the
151 administration of this title and the management of the affairs of the department.
152 (35) "Premises" means any building, enclosure, room, or equipment used in connection
153 with the sale, storage, service, manufacture, distribution, or consumption of alcoholic products,
154 unless otherwise defined in this title or in the rules adopted by the commission.
155 (36) "Prescription" means a writing in legal form, signed by a physician or dentist and
156 given to a patient for obtaining an alcoholic beverage for medicinal purposes only.
157 (37) (a) "Privately hosted event" or "private social function" means a specific social,
158 business, or recreational event for which an entire room, area, or hall has been leased or rented,
159 in advance by an identified group, and the event or function is limited in attendance to people who
160 have been specifically designated and their guests.
161 (b) "Privately hosted event" and "private social function" does not include events or
162 functions to which the general public is invited, whether for an admission fee or not.
163 (38) "Proof of age" means:
164 (a) an identification card;
165 (b) an identification that:
166 (i) is substantially similar to an identification card;
167 (ii) is issued in accordance with the laws of a state other than Utah in which the
168 identification is issued;
169 (iii) includes date of birth; and
170 (iv) has a picture affixed;
171 (c) a valid driver license certificate that:
172 (i) includes date of birth;
173 (ii) has a picture affixed; and
174 (iii) is issued:
175 (A) under Title 53, Chapter 3, Uniform Driver License Act; or
176 (B) in accordance with the laws of the state in which it is issued;
177 (d) a military identification card that:
178 (i) includes date of birth; and
179 (ii) has a picture affixed; or
180 (e) a valid passport.
182 leased by the state, a county, or local government entity that is used for:
183 (i) public education;
184 (ii) transacting public business; or
185 (iii) regularly conducting government activities.
186 (b) "Public building" does not mean or refer to any building owned by the state or a county
187 or local government entity when the building is used by anyone, in whole or in part, for proprietary
190 commission, or any other means for representing and selling the alcoholic beverage products of
191 a manufacturer, supplier, or importer of liquor, wine, or heavy beer.
194 (a) where a variety of foods is prepared and complete meals are served to the general
196 (b) located on a premises having adequate culinary fixtures for food preparation and dining
197 accommodations; and
198 (c) that is engaged primarily in serving meals to the general public.
200 beverages to the consumer.
202 activities of those regulated or employed by the department, to implement or interpret this title, or
203 to describe the organization, procedure, or practice requirements of the department in order to carry
204 out the intent of the law and ensure its uniform application. This definition includes any
205 amendment or repeal of a prior rule.
206 (b) "Rule" does not include a rule concerning only the internal management of the
207 department that does not affect private rights or procedures available to the public, including
208 intradepartmental memoranda.
210 (i) department samples;
211 (ii) industry representative samples; and
212 (iii) department trade show samples.
213 (b) "Department sample" means liquor, wine, and heavy beer that has been placed in the
214 possession of the department for testing, analysis, and sampling.
215 (c) "Department trade show sample" means liquor, wine, and heavy beer that has been
216 placed in the possession of the department for use in a trade show conducted by the department.
217 (d) "Industry representative sample" means liquor, wine, and heavy beer that has been
218 placed in the possession of the department for testing, analysis, and sampling by local industry
219 representatives on the premises of the department to educate themselves of the quality and
220 characteristics of the product.
221 (e) "Retail licensee wine tasting" means cork-finished wine checked out under the
222 procedures provided in Section 32A-12-603 :
223 (i) to a local industry representative holding a license described in Section 32A-8-501 ;
224 (ii) to conduct the tasting of cork-finished wines to a retail licensee licensed to sell wine
225 at retail for consumption on its premises; and
226 (iii) for the purpose of disseminating information and educating the retail licensees
227 described in Subsection [
231 (b) "School" does not include nursery schools, infant day care centers, or trade or technical
234 for any consideration, an alcoholic beverage is either directly or indirectly transferred, solicited,
235 ordered, delivered for value, or by any means or under any pretext is promised or obtained,
236 whether done by a person as a principal, proprietor, or as an agent, servant, or employee, unless
237 otherwise defined in this title or the rules made by the commission.
239 beer and heavy beer per year.
241 to all liquor containers sold in the state.
242 (b) "State label" includes the department identification mark and inventory control number.
244 premises owned or leased by the state and operated by state employees.
245 (b) "State store" does not apply to any licensee, permittee, or to package agencies.
248 person who does not have a present intention to continue residency within Utah permanently or
251 it is unlabeled, leaky, damaged, difficult to open, partly filled, or is in a container having faded
252 labels or defective caps or corks, or in which the contents are cloudy, spoiled, or chemically
253 determined to be impure, or that contains sediment, or any foreign substance, or is otherwise
254 considered by the department as unfit for sale.
256 visitor card purchased from the club and authorized by a sponsoring member of the club.
258 in the importation for sale, storage, or distribution of liquor regardless of amount.
260 sale of beer in wholesale or jobbing quantities to retailers, other than a small brewer selling beer
261 manufactured by that brewer.
263 natural sugar content of fruits, plants, honey, or milk, or any other like substance, whether or not
264 other ingredients are added.
265 (b) "Wine" is considered "liquor" for purposes of this title.
266 Section 2. Section 32A-1-301 is amended to read:
267 32A-1-301. Unlawful transfer or use of proof of age.
268 (1) It is unlawful for [
269 that person's proof of age to any other person to aid that person:
270 (a) in procuring alcoholic beverages or products;
271 (b) to gain admittance to a place where alcoholic beverages or products are sold or
272 consumed; or
273 (c) to obtain any employment that [
274 under this title may not be obtained by a minor.
275 (2) Any person who permits [
276 by another for any purpose stated in this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
277 Section 3. Section 32A-1-302 is amended to read:
278 32A-1-302. Presentation of proof of age upon request.
282 (1) To obtain one or more of the following, a person shall present proof of age at the
283 request of a person listed in Subsection (2):
284 (a) an alcoholic beverage or product; or [
285 (b) employment that [
286 may not be obtained by a minor.
287 (2) To determine whether the person described in Subsection (1) is 21 years of age, the
288 following may request a person described in Subsection (1) to present proof of age:
289 (a) a person authorized by law to sell or otherwise handle alcoholic beverages or products;
290 (b) a peace officer;
291 (c) a representative of the Criminal Investigations Bureau of the Department of Public
292 Safety, established in Section 53-10-301 ; or
293 (d) an authorized employee of the department.
294 Section 4. Section 32A-1-303 is amended to read:
295 32A-1-303. Additional requirements when age is in question.
296 (1) In addition to requesting the presentation [
297 proof of age under Section 32A-1-302 , any person authorized to sell or otherwise handle alcoholic
298 beverages or products shall require any person whose age is in question to sign a statement of age
299 on the form provided under Subsection (2) that includes:
300 (a) the date the statement of age is signed; and
301 (b) the number [
306 (2) (a) At the request of a licensee, the commissioner of public safety [
308 described in Subsection (1).
309 (b) The person authorized to sell or otherwise handle alcoholic beverages or products
311 (i) file in alphabetical order any statement of age obtained under Subsection (1) by no later
312 than the close of business on the day on which the statement is executed[
313 (ii) maintain on file for three years any statement of age obtained under Subsection (1).
315 examination by [
316 (i) a peace officer[
317 (ii) a representative of the Criminal Investigations Bureau of the Department of Public
318 Safety, established in Section 53-10-301 [
319 (iii) an authorized employee of the department.
320 Section 5. Section 32A-1-304 is amended to read:
321 32A-1-304. Acceptance of identification -- Evidence.
322 (1) [
323 products may accept as evidence of the legal age [
325 presenting the following:
326 (a) proof of age; or
327 (b) if a statement of age is required under Subsection 32A-1-303 (1):
328 (i) proof of age; and
329 (ii) a statement of age obtained under Section 32A-1-303 .
330 (2) [
331 signed, and filed in accordance with Section 32A-1-303 , may be offered as a defense in any case
332 where there is at issue the legality of:
333 (a) the legality of selling or otherwise furnishing an alcoholic beverage or product to the
334 person who signed the statement[
335 (b) allowing the person who signed the statement of age to be employed [
337 obtained by a minor.
338 (3) A person may not be subject to a penalty [
339 part if it is proved to the commission or the court hearing the matter that the person charged with
340 the violation acted in good faith.
341 Section 6. Section 32A-12-221 is amended to read:
342 32A-12-221. Lawful detention.
343 (1) (a) [
347 and subject to the requirements of Subsection (1)(c), a person described in Subsection (1)(b) may:
348 (i) detain [
349 (ii) hold any form of identification presented by the person.
350 (b) The following may take an action described in Subsection (1)(a):
351 (i) a state store employee;
352 (ii) a package agent;
353 (iii) a licensee or permittee under this title;
354 (iv) a beer retailer; or
355 (v) an employee of a person described in Subsections (1)(b)(i) through (iv).
356 (c) A person described in Subsection (1)(b) may take an action described in Subsection
357 (1)(a) only:
358 (i) if that person has reason to believe that the person against whom the action is taken is:
359 (A) in a facility where liquor or beer is sold; and
360 (B) in violation of Section 32A-12-209 , 32A-12-210 , or 32A-12-211 ; and
361 (ii) (A) in a reasonable manner; and
362 (B) for a reasonable length of time.
363 (2) [
364 failure to detain does not create criminal or civil liability for:
365 (a) false arrest[
366 (b) false imprisonment[
367 (c) slander[
368 (d) unlawful detention [
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-8-02 3:48 PM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.