Kansas Statutes Annotated
Updated Through the 2013 Legislative Session
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INTOXICATING LIQUORS AND BEVERAGES
LICENSING AND RELATED PROVISIONS; CITY OPTION
Alcoholic Beverage Control
Direct shipment to consumers by winery; special order
shipping license; collection of gallonage taxes; rules and regulations.
41-350. Direct shipment to consumers by winery; special order shipping license; collection of gallonage taxes; rules and regulations. (a) For the purposes of this act, the term "winery" means any maker or producer of wine whether in this state or in any other state, who holds a valid federal basic wine manufacturing permit. The terms "director" and "secretary" have the meaning ascribed to these terms in K.S.A. 41-102, and amendments thereto.
(b) Any winery may be authorized to make direct shipments of wine to consumers in this state upon obtaining a special order shipping license from the secretary pursuant to this act.
(1) A special order shipping license shall only be issued to a winery upon compliance with all applicable provisions of this act and the regulations promulgated pursuant to this act, and upon payment of a license fee in the amount of $100. The license term for a special order shipping license shall commence on the date the license is issued by the director and shall end two years after that date.
(2) A special order shipping license shall entitle the winery to ship wine upon order directly to consumers for personal or household use in this state. The purchaser shall pay the purchase price and all shipping costs directly to the permit holder. Enforcement taxes collected herein shall be paid solely on the purchase price and not on the shipping costs.
(c) No holder of a special order shipping license shall be permitted to ship in excess of 12 standard cases of wine of one brand or a combination of brands into this state to any one consumer or address per calendar year.
(d) (1) Before accepting an order from a consumer in this state, the holder of a special order shipping license shall require that the person placing the order to state affirmatively that he or she is 21 years of age or older and shall verify the age of such person placing the order either by the physical examination of an approved government issued form of identification or by utilizing an internet based age and identification service approved by the director of alcoholic beverage control, or the director's designee.
(2) Every shipment of wine by the holder of a special order shipping license shall be clearly marked 'Alcoholic Beverages, Adult Signature Required' and the carrier delivering such shipment shall be responsible for obtaining the signature of an adult who is at least 21 years of age as a condition of delivery.
(e) A special order shipping license shall not authorize the shipment of any wine to any premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages pursuant to this act or the club and drinking establishment act.
(f) The failure to comply strictly with the requirements of this act and rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this act shall be grounds for the revocation of a special order shipping license or other disciplinary action by the director. After notice and an opportunity for hearing in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act, the director may refuse to issue or renew or may revoke a shipping permit upon a finding that the permit holder has failed to comply with any provision of this section or K.S.A. 41-501 et seq., and amendments thereto, or any rules and regulations adopted pursuant to such statutes. Upon revocation of a special order shipping license for shipment of wine to a person not of legal age as required herein such winery shall not be issued any special order shipping license pursuant to this act for a period of one year from the date of revocation.
(g) The holder of a special order shipping license shall collect all gallonage taxes imposed by K.S.A. 41-501 et seq., and amendments thereto, shall remit such taxes annually in a manner prescribed by the secretary and shall accompany such remittance with such reports, documentation and other information as may be required by the secretary. In addition, an applicant for and a holder of a special order shipping license, as a condition of receiving and holding a valid license, shall:
(1) Collect and pay the applicable Kansas enforcement tax on each sale shipped to a consumer in Kansas imposed by K.S.A. 79-4101 et seq., and amendments thereto;
(2) accompany each remittance with such sales tax reports, documentation and other information as may be required by the director of taxation; and
(3) if the holder of the license is an out-of-state shipper, the licensee shall be deemed to have appointed the secretary of state as the resident agent and representative of the licensee to accept service of process from the secretary of revenue, the director and the courts of this state concerning enforcement of this section, K.S.A. 41-501 et seq., and amendments thereto, and any related laws and rules and regulations and to accept service of any notice or order provided for in the liquor control act.
(h) The secretary of revenue may adopt rules and regulations to implement, administer and enforce the provisions of this section.
(i) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas liquor control act.
History: L. 2009, ch. 114, § 1;L. 2010, ch. 142, § 10; July 1.
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