Permit H may be issued for a fee of three hundred dollars to a for-hire motor carrier who holds a license issued by the public utilities commission to transport beer, intoxicating liquor, and alcohol, or any of them, in this state for delivery or use in this state. This section does not prevent the division of liquor control from contracting with for-hire motor carriers for the delivery or transportation of liquor for the division, and any for-hire motor carrier so contracting with the division is eligible for an H permit. Manufacturers or wholesale distributors of beer or intoxicating liquor other than spirituous liquor who transport or deliver their own products to or from their premises licensed under this chapter and Chapter 4301. of the Revised Code by their own trucks as an incident to the purchase or sale of such beverages need not obtain an H permit. Carriers by rail shall receive an H permit upon application for it.
This section does not prevent the division from issuing, upon the payment of the permit fee, an H permit to any person, partnership, firm, or corporation licensed by any other state to engage in the business of manufacturing and brewing or producing beer, wine, and mixed beverages or any person, partnership, firm, or corporation licensed by the United States or any other state to engage in the business of importing beer, wine, and mixed beverages manufactured outside the United States. The manufacturer, brewer, or importer of products manufactured outside the United States, upon the issuance of an H permit, may transport, ship, and deliver only its own products to holders of B-1 or B-5 permits in Ohio in motor trucks and equipment owned and operated by such class H permit holder. No H permit shall be issued by the division to such applicant until the applicant files with the division a liability insurance certificate or policy satisfactory to the division, in a sum of not less than one thousand nor more than five thousand dollars for property damage and for not less than five thousand nor more than fifty thousand dollars for loss sustained by reason of injury or death and with such other terms as the division considers necessary to adequately protect the interest of the public, having due regard for the number of persons and amount of property affected. The certificate or policy shall insure the manufacturer, brewer, or importer of products manufactured outside the United States against loss sustained by reason of the death of or injury to persons, and for loss of or damage to property, from the negligence of such class H permit holder in the operation of its motor vehicles or equipment in this state.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 6/11/2012.
Effective Date: 09-26-2003 .