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      RS 40:717     


§717.  Inspection of bottling plants and places for sale; fee

The department shall make at least one inspection each year of each bottling plant and place where soft drinks, malt beverages, or other nonalcoholic beverages are manufactured or sold in containers.  However, it may inspect any such plant as often as it thinks proper for the enforcement of this Part or in the interest of the public health.  The department may issue multiple permits to bottling plants; however, only one annual fee per establishment shall be charged and collected from plants bottling soft drinks, syrups, mixes, and concentrates.  The department shall charge and collect an annual fee for each soft drink bottling plant based on the gross annual sales of such plant according to the following schedule:

Annual sales

Annual fee

Under $500,000

$    175.00

$500,000 - $1,000,000


$1,000,001 - $2,500,000


$2,500,001 - $5,000,000


over $5,000,000


Amended by Acts 1978, No. 786, §5, eff. July 17, 1978; Acts 2000, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 125, §1, eff. July 1, 2000.

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