4303.25 Prohibited acts - sales representatives to be registered.

No person personally or by the person's clerk, agent, or employee shall manufacture, manufacture for sale, offer, keep, or possess for sale, furnish or sell, or solicit the purchase or sale of any beer or intoxicating liquor in this state, or transport, import, or cause to be transported or imported any beer, intoxicating liquor, or alcohol in or into this state for delivery, use, or sale, unless the person has fully complied with this chapter and Chapter 4301. of the Revised Code or is the holder of a permit issued by the division of liquor control and in force at the time.

The superintendent of liquor control may adopt rules requiring a person acting as an agent, solicitor, trade marketing professional, or salesperson for a manufacturer, supplier, broker, trade marketing company, or wholesale distributor, who solicits permit holders authorized to deal in beer and intoxicating liquor, to be registered with the division and may cite the registrant to the liquor control commission for a violation of this chapter, Chapter 4301. of the Revised Code, or the rules adopted by the commission or superintendent.

A trade marketing professional may be registered for more than one trade marketing company.

No manufacturer, supplier, wholesale distributor, broker, or retailer of beer or intoxicating liquor, or other person shall employ, retain, or otherwise utilize any person in this state to act as an employee, agent, solicitor, or salesperson, or act in any other representative capacity to sell, solicit, take orders, or receive offers to purchase or expressions of interest to purchase beer or intoxicating liquor from any person, at any location other than a liquor permit premises, except as specifically authorized by Chapter 4301. or 4303. of the Revised Code or rules adopted thereunder. No function, event, or party shall take place at any location other than a liquor permit premises where any person acts in any manner to sell, solicit, take orders, or receive offers to purchase or expressions of intent to purchase beer or intoxicating liquor to or from any person, except as specifically authorized by Chapter 4301. or 4303. of the Revised Code or rules adopted thereunder.

As used in this section, "trade marketing company" and "trade marketing professional" have the same meanings as in section 4301.171 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.69, HB 243, §1, eff. 3/22/2012.

Effective Date: 07-23-2004; 2008 SB150 09-01-2008; 2008 HB562 (vetoed provisions) 09-22-2008