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      RS 26:71     

  

PART II. PERMITS

§71. Permits required; fees; exception

            A. Except as provided in Subsections B and C of this Section, before engaging in the business of manufacturing, supplying, or dealing in alcoholic beverages, all persons shall obtain from the commissioner, according to established rules and regulations, a permit to conduct each separate business and shall pay the commissioner a fee not to exceed the amounts provided for in the following schedule and in accordance with regulations promulgated pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act for each year the permit is valid:

            (1)(a) In-state manufacturers - one thousand dollars for each establishment in the state.

            (b) Out-of-state manufacturers and suppliers who do not maintain an establishment in the state.

            (i) Manufacturers and suppliers who sell less than one thousand cases of their product in the state - two hundred dollars.

            (ii) All other out-of-state manufacturers and suppliers - one thousand dollars.

            (2) Wholesalers - two thousand five hundred dollars for each place of business in the state.

            (3) Retailers - (a) There shall be three types of Class A retail liquor permits:

            (i) Class A-General - two hundred dollars for each place of business in any city in the state and one hundred dollars for each place of business in a town, village, or unincorporated place.

            (ii) Class A-Restaurant - two hundred dollars for each establishment in the state.

            (iii) Class A-Special - two hundred dollars for each facility in the state.

            (b) Those operating package houses - one hundred dollars for each place of business in any city in the state and fifty dollars for each place of business in a town, village, or unincorporated place. This permit is known as a Class B Retail Liquor Permit.

            (c) Those operating Class C Package Stores - one hundred dollars for each place of business in any city in the state and fifty dollars for each place of business in a town, village, or unincorporated place. This permit shall be known as a Class C Package Store Permit.

            (d) Microdistiller, which authorizes the holder of a Retailers Class A permit to engage in the distilling, making, blending, rectifying, or processing of any alcoholic beverage in Louisiana at a single location in an amount not to exceed twelve thousand gallons per year, and which further authorizes the sale at retail of such distilled beverages from that location-one thousand dollars.

            (e) A fee of one hundred dollars for each one hundred thousand dollars of gross retail liquor sales, after the first one hundred thousand dollars of gross retail liquor sales, shall be levied according to the schedule below which shall be in addition to those fees enumerated in Subparagraphs (a) and (b) of this Paragraph:

                      GROSS SALES                                ADDITIONAL FEES

            $0.00 to $99,999.99                                             -0-

            $100,000.00 to $199,999.99                                $100.00

            $200,000.00 to $299,999.99                                $200.00

            $300,000.00 to $399,999.99                                $300.00

            $400,000.00 to $499,999.99                                $400.00

            $500,000.00 to $599,999.99                                $500.00

            $600,000.00 and over                                           $600.00 

            (4) Solicitors or brokers - five dollars each. No solicitor shall represent more than one dealer, and that dealer's name and address shall appear on the solicitor's permit.

            (5) Retail distribution centers, other than manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, or solicitors - one thousand dollars for each storage facility in the state. Any such permit issued pursuant to this Section shall be expressly prohibited from transfer in accordance with R.S. 26:76.

            (6) Wine producers –fifty dollars.

            (7) Wineries–fifty dollars.

            B. Any person not otherwise a dealer in alcoholic beverages coming into possession of any alcoholic beverages as executor, administrator, trustee, or other fiduciary, as security for or in payment of a debt, or as an insurer, or its transferee or assignee for the salvage or liquidation of an insured casualty or damage or loss may sell the beverages in one lot or parcel to a duly licensed wholesale or retail dealer without qualifying as a dealer. Immediately after taking possession of the alcoholic beverages, the person shall register with the secretary of the Department of Revenue and furnish to him a detailed list of the alcoholic beverages and post with the secretary a bond in such amount as the secretary deems sufficient to protect the state from any taxes due on the alcoholic beverages. The person shall pay to the secretary a registration fee of ten dollars, which fee shall permit the sale of only the alcoholic beverages detailed in the registration request.

            C. If proposition five on the local option ballot, as delineated in R.S. 26:588(A), is approved by a majority vote cast in the election, a "Retailers, Class A" state permit shall be authorized for a Class "R" restaurant permittee in the locality for which the local election was held.

            Amended by Acts 1950, No. 358, §1; Acts 1962, No. 398, §1; Acts 1977, No. 749, §1, eff. July 21, 1977; Acts 1984, No. 774, §2, eff. July 13, 1984; Acts 1985, No. 736, §1; Acts 1987, No. 696, §1; Acts 1989, No. 585, §2; Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 63, §1, eff. July 7, 1994; Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 130, §1, eff. July 7, 1994; Acts 1997, No. 658, §2; Acts 2001, No. 657, §1; Acts 2003, No. 519, §1, eff. June 20, 2003; Acts 2006, No. 803, §1; Acts 2006, No. 808, §1, eff. June 30, 2006; Acts 2011, No. 259, §1; Acts 2012, No. 26, §1; Acts 2014, No. 57, §1; Acts 2015, No. 382, §1.



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