4303.22 H permit; monthly report.

(A) 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.

(B)

(1) Every person that transports beer or intoxicating liquor into this state for delivery in this state to an individual or entity, other than to the holder of a permit issued under this chapter, shall prepare and submit a monthly report to the division. The report shall contain all of the following:

(a) The name of the person preparing and submitting the report;

(b) The period of time covered by the report;

(c) The name and business address of each consignor of the beer or intoxicating liquor;

(d) The name and address of each consignee of the beer or intoxicating liquor;

(e) The weight of, and unique tracking number assigned for, each delivery of beer or intoxicating liquor to each consignee;

(f) The date of delivery.

The division shall make any such report available to the public upon request under section 149.43 of the Revised Code.

(2) Upon the division's request and not later than thirty days after the request, a person that submits a report shall provide the documents used to prepare the report to the division. The person shall keep and maintain the documents for a period of two years after the submission of the applicable report, unless the division, in writing, authorizes the destruction of the documents at an earlier date. The person shall allow the division, any other state regulatory body, or any law enforcement agency to inspect the documents at any time during regular business hours.

(3) No person shall violate division (B) of this section.

If a person willfully violates division (B) of this section, the liquor control commission may suspend or revoke any permit issued to the person under this chapter.

(C) 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.

Cite as R.C. § 4303.22

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 6/11/2012.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003 .