4301.242 Manufacturers and wholesale distributors - permitted conduct.

(A) Notwithstanding the restrictions placed on manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and holders of permits for sale at retail or wholesale in section 4301.24 of the Revised Code, a manufacturer or wholesale distributor may engage in the following conduct, provided that the conduct does not lead to control of a permit holder by another person:

(1) A manufacturer or wholesale distributor may accept from or provide to a manufacturer or wholesale distributor travel, lodging, food, and beverages.

(2) A manufacturer or wholesale distributor may provide to a retail permit holder or the permit holder's employees or agents food, beverages, and recreational activities under either of the following circumstances:

(a) Food and beverages are provided by the manufacturer or wholesale distributor or the manufacturer's or wholesale distributor's employees or agents during a business meeting with a retail permit holder or the permit holder's employees or agents.

(b) Recreational activities are enjoyed in the presence of the retail permit holder or the permit holder's employees or agents and the manufacturer or wholesale distributor or the manufacturer's or wholesale distributor's employees or agents who are paying for the recreational activities.

(B) As used in this section, "recreational activities" includes sporting events, concerts, theatrical performances, and other forms of entertainment.

Cite as R.C. § 4301.242

History. Effective Date: 03-29-2006