4303.251 Consumer product instruction or sample servings provided without permit.

(A) A manufacturer, supplier, broker, or wholesale distributor of beer or intoxicating liquor, or an agent, solicitor, or salesperson who is registered under section 4303.25 of the Revised Code and who represents the manufacturer, supplier, broker, or wholesale distributor of beer or intoxicating liquor, may conduct consumer product instruction, or provide sample servings of the manufacturer's, supplier's, broker's, or wholesale distributor's products, on the premises of a retail permit holder who is authorized to sell the products for on-premises consumption, without the manufacturer, supplier, broker, wholesale distributor, agent, solicitor, or salesperson having to be issued a retail permit under this chapter. The person providing a sample serving shall purchase the beer or intoxicating liquor at the ordinary retail price from the retail permit holder whose premises are involved. The liquor control commission shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to implement this section.

(B) A manufacturer, supplier, or broker of beer, wine, or mixed beverages, or an agent, solicitor, or salesperson who is registered under section 4303.25 of the Revised Code and who represents the manufacturer, supplier, or broker of beer, wine, or mixed beverages, may conduct consumer product instruction, or provide sample servings of the manufacturer's, supplier's, or broker's products on the premises of a retail permit holder who holds a D-8 permit and who is authorized to sell the products for off-premises consumption, without the manufacturer, supplier, broker, agent, solicitor, or salesperson having to be issued a retail permit under this chapter. The person providing a sample serving shall purchase the beer, wine, or mixed beverages at the ordinary retail price from the D-8 permit holder and shall limit the amount and frequency of the sample servings to those authorized pursuant to the D-8 permit. The liquor control commission shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to implement this section.

Division (B) of this section does not apply to a wholesale distributor.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 173, §1, eff. 7/10/2014.

Effective Date: 02-17-2006