Kansas Statutes Annotated
Updated Through the 2019 Legislative Session
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INTOXICATING LIQUORS AND BEVERAGES
Alcoholic Beverage Control
41-102. Definitions. As used in this act, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
(a) "Alcohol" means the product of distillation of any fermented liquid, whether rectified or diluted, whatever its origin, and includes synthetic ethyl alcohol but does not include denatured alcohol or wood alcohol.
(b) "Alcoholic candy" means:
(1) For purposes of manufacturing, any candy or other confectionery product with an alcohol content greater than 0.5% alcohol by volume; and
(2) for purposes of sale at retail, any candy or other confectionery product with an alcohol content greater than 1% alcohol by volume.
(c) "Alcoholic liquor" means alcohol, spirits, wine, beer, alcoholic candy and every liquid or solid, patented or not, containing alcohol, spirits, wine or beer and capable of being consumed by a human being, but shall not include any cereal malt beverage.
(d) "Beer" means a beverage, containing more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, obtained by alcoholic fermentation of an infusion or concoction of barley, or other grain, malt and hops in water and includes beer, ale, stout, lager beer, porter and similar beverages having such alcoholic content.
(e) "Caterer" has the meaning provided by K.S.A. 41-2601, and amendments thereto.
(f) "Cereal malt beverage" has the meaning provided by K.S.A. 41-2701, and amendments thereto.
(g) "Club" has the meaning provided by K.S.A. 41-2601, and amendments thereto.
(h) "Director" means the director of alcoholic beverage control of the department of revenue.
(i) "Distributor" means the person importing or causing to be imported into the state, or purchasing or causing to be purchased within the state, alcoholic liquor for sale or resale to retailers licensed under this act or cereal malt beverage for sale or resale to retailers licensed under K.S.A. 41-2702, and amendments thereto.
(j) "Domestic beer" means beer which contains not more than 15% alcohol by weight and which is manufactured in this state.
(k) "Domestic fortified wine" means wine which contains more than 14%, but not more than 20% alcohol by volume and which is manufactured in this state.
(l) "Domestic table wine" means wine which contains not more than 14% alcohol by volume and which is manufactured without rectification or fortification in this state.
(m) "Drinking establishment" has the meaning provided by K.S.A. 41-2601, and amendments thereto.
(n) "Farm winery" means a winery licensed by the director to manufacture, store and sell domestic table wine and domestic fortified wine.
(o) "Hard cider" means any alcoholic beverage that:
(1) Contains less than 8.5% alcohol by volume;
(2) has a carbonation level that does not exceed 6.4 grams per liter; and
(3) is obtained by the normal alcoholic fermentation of the juice of sound, ripe apples or pears, including such beverages containing sugar added for the purpose of correcting natural deficiencies.
(p) "Manufacture" means to distill, rectify, ferment, brew, make, mix, concoct, process, blend, bottle or fill an original package with any alcoholic liquor, beer or cereal malt beverage.
(q) (1) "Manufacturer" means every brewer, fermenter, distiller, rectifier, wine maker, blender, processor, bottler or person who fills or refills an original package and others engaged in brewing, fermenting, distilling, rectifying or bottling alcoholic liquor, beer or cereal malt beverage.
(2) "Manufacturer" does not include a microbrewery, microdistillery or a farm winery.
(r) "Microbrewery" means a brewery licensed by the director to manufacture, store and sell domestic beer and hard cider.
(s) "Microdistillery" means a facility which produces spirits from any source or substance that is licensed by the director to manufacture, store and sell spirits.
(t) "Minor" means any person under 21 years of age.
(u) "Nonbeverage user" means any manufacturer of any of the products set forth and described in K.S.A. 41-501, and amendments thereto, when the products contain alcohol or wine, and all laboratories using alcohol for nonbeverage purposes.
(v) "Original package" means any bottle, flask, jug, can, cask, barrel, keg, hogshead or other receptacle or container whatsoever, used, corked or capped, sealed and labeled by the manufacturer of alcoholic liquor, to contain and to convey any alcoholic liquor. Original container does not include a sleeve.
(w) "Person" means any natural person, corporation, partnership, trust or association.
(x) "Powdered alcohol" means alcohol that is prepared in a powdered or crystal form for either direct use or for reconstitution in a nonalcoholic liquid.
(y) "Primary American source of supply" means the manufacturer, the owner of alcoholic liquor at the time it becomes a marketable product or the manufacturer's or owner's exclusive agent who, if the alcoholic liquor cannot be secured directly from such manufacturer or owner by American wholesalers, is the source closest to such manufacturer or owner in the channel of commerce from which the product can be secured by American wholesalers.
(z) (1) "Retailer" means a person who is licensed under the Kansas liquor control act and sells at retail, or offers for sale at retail, alcoholic liquors or cereal malt beverages.
(2) "Retailer" does not include a microbrewery, microdistillery or a farm winery.
(aa) "Sale" means any transfer, exchange or barter in any manner or by any means whatsoever for a consideration and includes all sales made by any person, whether principal, proprietor, agent, servant or employee.
(bb) "Salesperson" means any natural person who:
(1) Procures or seeks to procure an order, bargain, contract or agreement for the sale of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage; or
(2) is engaged in promoting the sale of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage, or in promoting the business of any person, firm or corporation engaged in the manufacturing and selling of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage, whether the seller resides within the state of Kansas and sells to licensed buyers within the state of Kansas, or whether the seller resides without the state of Kansas and sells to licensed buyers within the state of Kansas.
(cc) "Sample" means a serving of alcoholic liquor that contains not more than: (1) One-half ounce of distilled spirits; (2) one ounce of wine; or (3) two ounces of beer or cereal malt beverage. A sample of a mixed alcoholic beverage shall contain not more than ˝ ounce of distilled spirits.
(dd) "Secretary" means the secretary of revenue.
(ee) (1) "Sell at retail" and "sale at retail" refer to and mean sales for use or consumption and not for resale in any form and sales to clubs, licensed drinking establishments, licensed caterers or holders of temporary permits.
(2) "Sell at retail" and "sale at retail" do not refer to or mean sales by a distributor, a microbrewery, a farm winery, a licensed club, a licensed drinking establishment, a licensed caterer or a holder of a temporary permit.
(ff) "To sell" includes to solicit or receive an order for, to keep or expose for sale and to keep with intent to sell.
(gg) "Sleeve" means a package of two or more 50-milliliter (3.2-fluid-ounce) containers of spirits.
(hh) "Spirits" means any beverage which contains alcohol obtained by distillation, mixed with water or other substance in solution, and includes brandy, rum, whiskey, gin or other spirituous liquors, and such liquors when rectified, blended or otherwise mixed with alcohol or other substances.
(ii) "Supplier" means a manufacturer of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage or an agent of such manufacturer, other than a salesperson.
(jj) "Temporary permit" has the meaning provided by K.S.A. 41-2601, and amendments thereto.
(kk) "Wine" means any alcoholic beverage obtained by the normal alcoholic fermentation of the juice of sound, ripe grapes, fruits, berries or other agricultural products, including such beverages containing added alcohol or spirits or containing sugar added for the purpose of correcting natural deficiencies. The term "wine" shall include hard cider and any other product that is commonly known as a subset of wine.
History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 2; L. 1953, ch. 238, § 1; L. 1965, ch. 314, § 1; L. 1972, ch. 342, § 56; L. 1978, ch. 185, § 1; L. 1979, ch. 152, § 1; L. 1983, ch. 161, § 1; L. 1985, ch. 168, § 1; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 1; L. 1987, ch. 182; § 2; L. 1992, ch. 201, § 1; L. 1993, ch. 234, § 1; L. 1998, ch. 191, § 1; L. 2008, ch. 126, § 4; L. 2010, ch. 142, § 3; L. 2011, ch. 57, § 1; L. 2012, ch. 144, § 4; L. 2015, ch. 82, § 4; L. 2016, ch. 65, § 3; L. 2017, ch. 56, § 4; L. 2018, ch. 99, § 1; L. ch. 99, § 2; L. 2019, ch. 65, § 7; July 1.
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