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006.02.6-6.5. The Arkansas Responsible Permittee Program.

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West's Arkansas Administrative Code
Title 006. Department of Finance and Administration
Division 02. Alcoholic Beverage Control
Rule 6. Regulations of General Applicability
Ark. Admin. Code 006.02.6-6.5
006.02.6-6.5. The Arkansas Responsible Permittee Program.
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board shall oversee a server training program designed to encourage permittees and their employees to treat the sale and service of alcoholic beverages in a responsible manner. The program shall be entitled “The Responsible Permittee Program”.
A permittee who seeks to qualify under the Responsible Permittee Program must provide to the Board evidence of compliance with the requirements of this Regulation. Upon satisfactory proof that the permittee or his employees have complied with the requirements, the Board shall certify the permittee under the Responsible Permittee Program. Certification as a responsible permittee shall be renewed annually. The Board may revoke or suspend a permittee's certification for noncompliance with this Regulation.
In order to qualify for certification, the permittee shall comply with the following requirements:
(1) Attend a course of instruction approved and certified by the Board which shall include subjects dealing with alcoholic beverages as follows:
A. Education on the dangers of drinking and driving;
B. State laws regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages for on premises consumption or for off premises consumption, or both;
C. Methods of recognizing and dealing with underage customers;
D. The development of specific procedures for refusing to sell alcoholic beverages to underage customers; for assisting employees in dealing with underage customers; for dealing with intoxicated customers; and
E. Such other matters as may be deemed appropriate and approved by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
(2) Require each employee who is authorized to sell alcoholic beverages in the normal course of his or her employment to complete the responsible permittee training course set out in Subsection (1) of this Section within thirty (30) days of commencing employment; and
(3) Maintain employment records of the training of its employees required by this Section.
The Board shall consider certification of a permittee in the Responsible Permittee Program in mitigation of administrative penalties or fines for a permittee's or employee's violation of state laws and Regulations relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages.
There is imposed on each permittee and each employee who applies for certification under this program a maximum attendance fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). All monies collected under this Regulation shall be payable directly to the program provider and shall be used to fund such server training programs as may be approved by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Neither permittees nor employees attending such approved programs shall be charged any additional fee by the program provider.
Any applicant seeking to become a program provider under the Responsible Permittee Program must submit to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board a course curriculum that shows how the applicant meets the requirements of Section 6.5(1) of these Regulations. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will send the applicant written notification of certification approval or denial.
A list of the program providers approved by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board under the Responsible Permittee program shall be maintained by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division and made available upon request by any permittee.

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Adopted Aug. 19, 1993.
Current with amendments received through February 15, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credit for details.
Ark. Admin. Code 006.02.6-6.5, AR ADC 006.02.6-6.5
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