Kansas Statutes Annotated
Updated Through the 2013 Legislative Session
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INTOXICATING LIQUORS AND BEVERAGES
DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL
Alcoholic Beverage Control
41-211. Same; scope. (a) The rules and regulations adopted by the secretary of revenue pursuant to K.S.A. 41-210, and amendments thereto, shall include rules and regulations:
(1) Prescribing the nature, form and capacity of all containers used for alcoholic liquors;
(2) prescribing the nature of and the representations to be shown upon the labels attached to the containers and requiring that the labels attached to all original containers or packages of alcoholic liquors sold or offered for sale in this state shall set forth in plain and legible print in the English language the quantity of such liquors, exclusive of the package or cask containing them, in either metric or English measurement;
(3) prescribing administrative procedures for the issuance of licenses and the investigation of license applications and providing for advisory recommendations from governing bodies of cities as to retailers' licenses and for hearings on applications;
(4) prescribing conditions for the issuance of duplicate licenses in lieu of those lost or destroyed;
(5) prescribing those violations of the rules and regulations for which licenses shall be suspended or revoked;
(6) establishing standards of purity, sanitation and honest advertising and representations;
(7) requiring the destruction of stamps upon containers which have been opened;
(8) in the case of manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic liquors, requiring the labels attached to all containers of such liquors which are intended for sale in this state to set forth, in plain legible print in the English language, the name and kind of alcoholic liquors contained therein, together with their alcoholic content, and if a blended product (except wine) to so state, except that, if the director deems it unnecessary to show the alcoholic content of beer on labels of containers of beer, the alcoholic content shall not be required to be shown thereon;
(9) establishing procedures and conditions under which minors may be engaged in programs or systems encouraging compliance with the provisions of laws relating to the sale of alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverages to a person under 21 years of age or under the legal age for consumption of cereal malt beverages as authorized by K.S.A. 41-727a, 41-2652 and 41-2727, and amendments thereto. Such regulations shall include provisions which require that such person used in any such program or system to be (A) at least 18 years of age and not more than 19 1/2 years of age; (B) exhibit a youthful appearance; (C) carry only one piece of identification, which shall be a valid form of identification; (D) truthful in interactions with licensees; except if asked, such person may deny working with law enforcement officials.
It shall be an absolute defense in any civil proceeding or criminal prosecution if any such program or system does not comply with the procedures and conditions required by such rules and regulations;
(10) providing for such other details as are necessary or convenient to the administration and enforcement of this act.
(b) The secretary of revenue may adopt rules and regulations pursuant to K.S.A. 41-210, and amendments thereto establishing:
(1) Standards of manufacture of alcoholic liquors and beer, regardless of its alcoholic content, not inconsistent with federal laws, in order to insure the use of proper ingredients and methods in the manufacture and distribution thereof; and
(2) standards, not inconsistent with federal law, for the proper labeling of containers or barrels, casks or other bulk containers or bottles of alcoholic liquor and beer, regardless of its alcoholic content, manufactured or sold in this state.
History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 16; L. 1978, ch. 187, § 1; L. 1985, ch.170, § 3; L. 1986, ch. 185, § 4;L. 1993, ch. 234, § 2;L. 2000, ch. 166, § 8; July 1.
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