Kansas Statutes Annotated
Updated Through the 2014 Legislative Session

Statute Number:41-308d
Tax Type:Alcoholic Beverage Control
Brief Description:Retailer's license; wine, beer and spirits tastings; rules and


41-308d.Retailer's license; wine, beer and spirits tastings; rules and regulations.(a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of the Kansas liquor control act to the contrary, any person or entity who is licensed to sell alcoholic liquor in the original package at retail may conduct wine, beer and distilled spirit tastings on the licensed premises, or adjacent premises, monitored and regulated by the division of alcoholic beverage control, as follows:
(1) Wine, beer and spirits for the tastings shall come from the inventory of the licensee. Except as provided by paragraph (2), a person other than the licensee or the licensee's agent or employee may not dispense or participate in the dispensing of alcoholic beverages under this section.
(2) The holder of a supplier's permit or Kansas farm winery license or such permit holder's or licensee's agent or employee may participate in and conduct product tastings of alcoholic beverages at a retail licensee's premises, or adjacent premises, monitored and regulated by the division of alcoholic beverage control, and may open, touch, or pour alcoholic beverages, make a presentation, or answer questions at the tasting. Any alcoholic beverage tasted under this subsection must be purchased from the retailer on whose premises the tasting is held. The retailer may not require the purchase of more alcoholic beverages than are necessary for the tasting. This section does not authorize the supplier, farm winery licensee or the supplier's or licensee's agent to withdraw or purchase an alcoholic beverage from the holder of a distributor's permit or provide an alcoholic beverage for tasting on a retailer's premises that is not purchased from the retailer.
(3) No charge of any sort may be made for a sample serving.
(4) A person may be served more than one sample. Samples may not be served to a minor. No samples may be removed from the licensed premises.
(5) The act of providing samples to consumers shall be exempt from the requirement of holding a Kansas food service dealer license from the department of agriculture under the provisions of chapter 65 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit the licensee to sell wine, malt beverages or distilled spirits for on-premises consumption.
(c) The provisions of this section shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2012.
(d) All rules and regulations adopted on and after July 1, 2012, and prior to July 1, 2013, to implement this section shall continue to be effective and shall be deemed to be duly adopted rules and regulations of the secretary until revised, amended, revoked or nullified pursuant to law.
(e) This section shall be a part of and supplemental to the Kansas liquor control act.
History:L. 2012, ch. 144, 3; L. 2013, ch. 130, 4; L. 2014, ch. 75, 3; Apr. 24.

Date Composed: 11/14/2014 Date Modified: 11/14/2014