Senator Gene Davis proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Gene Davis

House Sponsor: Timothy D. Hawkes


8     General Description:
9          This bill amends provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act regarding consumer
10     purchasing.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     defines terms;
14          ▸     creates the Division of Consumer Purchasing (division) within the Department of
15     Alcoholic Beverage Control;
16          ▸     requires the division to establish a consumer purchasing system;
17          ▸     outlines the parameters of the consumer purchasing system;
18          ▸     requires the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (commission) to receive and
19     review complaints regarding the Division or the consumer purchasing system; and
20          ▸     grants the commission rulemaking authority.
21     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22          None
23     Other Special Clauses:
24          None
25     Utah Code Sections Affected:

26     ENACTS:
27          32B-2-212, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28          32B-2-701, Utah Code Annotated 1953
29          32B-2-702, Utah Code Annotated 1953
30          32B-2-703, Utah Code Annotated 1953
31          32B-2-704, Utah Code Annotated 1953

33     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
34          Section 1. Section 32B-2-212 is enacted to read:
35          32B-2-212. Division of Consumer Purchasing.
36          There is created within the department the Division of Consumer Purchasing to
37     establish and administer the consumer purchasing system described in Part 7, Consumer
38     Purchasing System.
39          Section 2. Section 32B-2-701 is enacted to read:
40          32B-2-701. Definitions.
41          As used in this part:
42          (1) "Consumer purchasing system" means the consumer purchasing system established
43     in Section 32B-2-702.
44          (2) "Division" means the Division of Consumer Purchasing created in Section
45     32B-2-212.
46          Section 3. Section 32B-2-702 is enacted to read:
47          32B-2-702. Consumer purchasing system.
48          (1) The division shall establish and administer a consumer purchasing system that:
49          (a) allows an individual to:
50          (i) order an alcoholic product:
51          (A) from a third party through the division; and
52          (B) if the alcoholic product is for personal household use and consumption, and not for
53     sale, resale, or consumption on premises licensed by the commission; and
54          (ii) pick up the alcoholic product ordered under Subsection (1)(a)(i) from a state store
55     or package agency; and
56          (b) requires an individual ordering an alcoholic product to first:

57          (i) (A) enter the individual's state-issued identification number through an electronic
58     platform; or
59          (B) show proof of age to division staff taking the order in person;
60          (ii) designate a state store or package agency at which the individual would prefer to
61     collect the alcoholic product; and
62          (iii) pay the division for the alcoholic product order in full, including:
63          (A) the cost of the alcoholic product; and
64          (B) in addition to any tax, the markup described in Section 32B-2-304.
65          (2) The division shall:
66          (a) ensure that an alcoholic product ordered through the consumer purchasing system is
67     shipped or transported to a department warehouse;
68          (b) deliver the alcoholic product to the appropriate state store or package agency;
69          (c) notify the individual who ordered the alcoholic product when the alcoholic product
70     is ready for the individual to collect from the state store or package agency described in
71     Subsection (2)(b);
72          (d) administer the consumer purchasing system in a manner that:
73          (i) is efficient; and
74          (ii) ensures timely delivery of alcoholic products; and
75          (e) establish a method by which an individual may submit to the commission a
76     comment or complaint regarding the division or the consumer purchasing system.
77          (3) (a) Subject to Subsection (3)(b), the division may not require that an individual
78     order a specific quantity of an alcoholic product that is different than a quantity the third-party
79     seller offers for sale.
80          (b) The division may require that an individual order an alcoholic product in a
81     container that is not:
82          (i) smaller than 200 milliliters, except as otherwise allowed by the commission; or
83          (ii) larger than two liters.
84          Section 4. Section 32B-2-703 is enacted to read:
85          32B-2-703. Consumer purchasing complaints.
86          The commission shall:
87          (1) receive and review each comment or complaint an individual submits in relation to

88     the division or the consumer purchasing system; and
89          (2) take any action the commission determines necessary.
90          Section 5. Section 32B-2-704 is enacted to read:
91          32B-2-704. Rulemaking.
92          The commission may make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
93     Administrative Rulemaking Act, to carry out the provisions of this part.