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§ 3-104. Beer kegs--Identification seals--Record keeping required for sale--Violations--Penalti...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 37A. Alcoholic BeveragesEffective: October 1, 2018

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 37a. Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 3. Statutory Regulation
Effective: October 1, 2018
37A Okl.St.Ann. § 3-104
§ 3-104. Beer kegs--Identification seals--Record keeping required for sale--Violations--Penalties
A. For purposes of this section:
1. “Beer keg” means any brewery-sealed, single container that contains not less than four (4) gallons of beer;
2. “Licensed retailer” means a licensed package store; and
3. “Identification seal” means any device approved by the ABLE Commission which is designed to be affixed to beer kegs and which displays an identification number and any other information as may be prescribed by the ABLE Commission.
B. No licensed retailer shall sell beer kegs unless that retailer affixes an identification seal to each beer keg. An identification seal shall consist of durable material as determined by the ABLE Commission that is not easily removed or destroyed. Identification seals used may contain a nonpermanent adhesive material in order to apply the seal directly to an outside surface of a beer keg at the time of sale. Identification seals shall be attached to beer kegs at the time of sale as determined by the ABLE Commission. The identification information contained on the seal shall include the licensed retailer's name, address, beer license number and telephone number; a unique beer keg number assigned by the licensed retailer; and a prominently visible warning that intentional removal or defacement of the seal is a misdemeanor. Upon return of a beer keg to the licensed retailer that sold the beer keg and attached the identification seal, the licensed retailer shall be responsible for the complete and thorough removal of the entire identification seal and any adhesive or attachment devices of the seal. The seal beer keg identification number must be kept on file with the retailer for not less than one (1) year from the date of return.
C. A licensed retailer shall not sell a beer keg unless the beer keg has attached a seal complying with the standards established by subsection B of this section.
D. 1. A licensed retailer who sells a beer keg must at the time of the sale record:
a. the purchaser's name and address and the number of the purchaser's driver license, identification card issued by the Department of Public Safety, military identification card or valid United States or foreign passport,
b. the date and time of the purchase,
c. the beer keg identification seal number required by subsection B of this section, and
d. the purchaser's signature.
2. The record shall be retained for not less than one (1) year after the date of the sale.
E. A licensed retailer required to retain records under subsection D of this section shall make the records available during regular business hours for inspection by a law enforcement officer or an employee of the ABLE Commission.
F. 1. A person required to record information under subsection D of this section shall not knowingly make a materially false entry in the book or register required under subsection D of this section. In a prosecution under this subsection, it is a defense for the defendant to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant reasonably and in good faith relied upon the identification provided by the purchaser of a beer keg.
2. No person other than a licensed retailer, a licensed beer distributor, a law enforcement officer or an employee of the ABLE Commission may intentionally remove a seal placed on a beer keg in compliance with subsection C of this section. No person may intentionally deface or damage the seal on a beer keg to make it unreadable.
3. Any person who purchases a beer keg and who fails to return the keg or who returns a keg with a damaged or missing seal shall be subject to a fine of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00).
4. Any licensed retailer who fails to report an individual provided for in paragraph 3 of this subsection to law enforcement shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to fines of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for first and second offenses. A third violation by a licensed retailer of the provisions of this paragraph shall result in the revocation of the retailer's license for up to one (1) year.
G. Any person who purchases a beer keg which is subsequently stolen from such person shall not be liable for any penalty imposed pursuant to the provisions of this section if such person properly reported the theft of the beer keg to law enforcement authorities within twenty-four (24) hours of the discovery of the theft.
H. The ABLE Commission shall promulgate rules for the implementation and application of this section.

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Laws 2016, c. 366, § 74, eff. Oct. 1, 2018.
37A Okl. St. Ann. § 3-104, OK ST T. 37A § 3-104
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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