Chapter 9.32
MALT LIQUOR SALES AND DISTRIBUTION

Sections:

9.32.010    Malt liquor defined.

9.32.020    Sale of malt liquor – Kegs.

9.32.030    Purchaser’s duties.

9.32.040    Form of declaration and receipt.

9.32.050    Violation – Penalty.

9.32.010 Malt liquor defined.

“Malt liquor” means and includes, but is not limited to, beer, strong beer, ale, stout and porter. (Ord. 2047 § 1, 1986).

9.32.020 Sale of malt liquor – Kegs.

Any person who sells or offers for sale the contents of kegs or any other container containing four gallons or more of malt liquor, or leases kegs or other containers which hold four gallons or more of malt liquor, to consumers who are not licensed under Chapter 66.24 RCW shall:

A. Require the purchaser to sign a triplicate receipt for the keg or container or the contents thereof and provide the following:

1. Two pieces of identification, one of which is a motor vehicle operator’s license or a Washington State identification card;

2. The particular address where the keg or container will be physically located and consumed;

3. A sworn statement, under penalty of perjury, that:

a. The purchaser is of legal age to purchase, possess, or use malt liquor,

b. The purchaser will not allow any person under the age of 21 years to consume the beverage except as provided in RCW 66.44.270,

c. The purchaser will not remove or obliterate, or allow to be removed or obliterated, the identification number label affixed to the container or keg;

B. Record the identification of the keg or container in the following manner for the purpose of tracing the item if the contents are consumed in violation of this code:

1. Affix to each keg or container a numbered label, hereafter referred to as the identification number,

2. Record the serial number of the keg or container and the identification number on the receipt;

C. The original copy of the receipt shall be retained for a period of 90 days, subject to inspection by the police department. A second copy of the receipt shall be provided to the purchaser, and the third copy of the receipt shall be provided to the police department within seven days of the date of purchase;

D. Notify the police department immediately in the event a keg or container purchase exceeds 16 gallons or more of malt liquor to one purchaser. The seller will provide the purchaser’s name, address and driver’s license number to the police department. (Ord. 2047 § 2, 1986).

9.32.030 Purchaser’s duties.

Any person who purchases the contents of kegs or other containers containing four gallons or more of malt liquor, or purchases or leases a keg or container which holds four or more gallons of malt liquor shall:

A. Be of legal age to purchase, possess or use malt liquor;

B. Not allow any person under the age of 21 years to consume the beverage except as provided in RCW 66.44.270;

C. Not remove, keep or store the keg or its contents except for transporting to and from the retailer, at any place other than that particular address declared on the receipt and declaration. (Ord. 2047 § 3, 1986).

9.32.040 Form of declaration and receipt.

The form of the declaration and receipt required in this chapter shall be substantially in the following form:

TAVERN OR STORE:    

DATE:    

SELLER:    

NAME OF PURCHASER:    

ADDRESS OF PURCHASER:    

DRIVER’S LICENSE NUMBER:    

KEG IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:    

SERIAL NUMBER:    

NUMBER OF KEGS SOLD:    

TOTAL GALLONS:    

BRAND:    

ADDRESS OR LOCATION WHERE KEG WILL BE HOUSED AND CONSUMED:    

I declare under penalty of perjury that the information provided in this receipt is true and correct and that I am over the legal age to purchase, possess, or use malt liquor, that I will not allow the malt liquor purchased and identified by this receipt to be consumed by any person who is under the age of twenty-one (21) years except as provided by RCW 66.44.270, and that I will not remove or obliterate or allow to be removed or obliterated the numbered identification label affixed to the container or keg.


PURCHASER SIGNATURE:    

(Ord. 2047 § 4, 1986).

9.32.050 Violation – Penalty.

The violation of any provisions of this chapter shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $500.00 or by imprisonment not to exceed six months, or both. (Ord. 2047 § 5, 1986).