Selected Excerpts from Kansas Statutes

Chapter 41: Intoxicating Liquors And Beverages

Article 3: Licensing And Related Provisions; City Option

Current through end of 2016 legislative session

41-301     Retailer's license, premises within city.

41-302     Same; election; licensees' rights.

41-303     Retailer's license, premises outside city.

41-304     Classes of licenses.

41-305     Manufacturer's license; rights of licensee.

41-306     Spirits distributor's license; rights of licensee.

41-306a   Wine distributor's license; rights of licensee.

41-307     Beer distributor's license; rights of licensee.

41-308     Retailer's license; rights of licensee.

41-308a   Farm winery license; authority of licensee.

41-308b   Microbrewery license; rights of licensee; microbrewery packaging and warehousing facility license; permit to conduct tasting programs.

41-308d  Wine, beer and distilled spirit testings.

41-309     Nonbeverage user's license; rights of licensee.

41-310     License fees; term; city or township taxes.

41-311     Persons and entities ineligible for licensure.

41-311b   Licensure of nonresidents.

41-311c   LLCs; qualification for licensure.

41-313     Licensing of corporations; conditions; appointment of agent to receive service of process; consent to jurisdiction and forum of Kansas courts

41-315     Retail license; applies only to premises described; removal; procedure.

41-316     Issuance of manufacturers', distributors', microbrewery, midrodistelleries, farm winery or nonbeverage users' licenses.

41-317     License applications; forms; fees; bonds.

41-318     Procedure upon application for original retailer's license; notice and hearing; recommendations of city or township.

41-319     Time limit on grant or denial of license.

41-320     Kansas administrative procedure act applies to proceedings.

41-320a   Cancellation or revocation of a license; grounds therefore.

41-347     Temporary permit, charitable auction or limited issue decanter sale.

41-350     Direct shipment to consumers by winery; special order shipping license; collection of gallonage taxes; rules and regulations.

41-351     Farm winery; farmers' markets sales permit; rules and regulations.

41-354     Microdistillery; rights of licensee.

41-355     Annual vineyard permit.

41-301. Retailer's license, premises within city.

          (a) Except as provided by subsection (b), the director shall issue to qualified applicants, who have filed the bond and paid the registration and license fees required by this act, licenses to sell at retail alcoholic liquor in the original package on premises within the corporate limits of cities and outside the corporate limits of any city.

          (b) No retailer's license shall be issued for premises within a city if the governing body of such city, on or before February 15, 2006, adopts an ordinance prohibiting the licensing of the sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package within such city. Upon adoption of such ordinance, the city clerk promptly shall transmit a copy of such ordinance to the director and the director shall refuse to issue licenses to sell at retail alcoholic liquor in the original package in such city. If the governing body adopts such an ordinance, the holder of any valid existing retailer's license for premises in such city shall have the right to continue to operate under such license for a period of 90 days after the effective date of the ordinance or until the expiration of such license, whichever period of time is shorter. If such period of time expires before the expiration of the term for which the retailer's license was issued, the licensee shall be entitled to a refund of the license fee for the unexpired portion of the license period which remains, in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the secretary.

          (c) No retailer's license shall be issued for premises within a city if, after November 15, 2005, a majority of the qualified voters of such city voting at an election held as provided by K.S.A. 41-302, and amendments thereto, votes against the licensing of the sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package within such city unless, at a subsequent election, a majority of the qualified voters of such city voting at such election votes in favor of the licensing of the sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package within such city.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 17; L. 2005, ch. 201, § 3; Nov. 15.

41-302. Same; election; licensees' rights.

          (a) The question of licensing the sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package shall be submitted by the governing body of a city at any regular general city election occurring in such city whenever a petition requesting such submission has been filed with the city clerk of any such city as provided in this section. Such petition shall be signed by qualified voters of such city equal in number to not less than 30% of the total vote cast in such city at the last general election for the office of secretary of state. Each sheet of each petition shall comply with the provisions of K.S.A. 25-3601 through 25-3607, and amendments thereto. No signature on such petition shall be valid unless appended to the petition within the last 90 days prior to the date of filing the petition with the city clerk. Such petition shall be filed not less than 40 nor more than 60 days prior to the date of the election. After any such petition has been filed no signature shall be withdrawn and no signature shall be added. The governing body of the city shall have the power to determine the sufficiency of any such petition.


Any person who signs a petition authorized by this section and who knowingly is not a qualified voter of the city where submission of the question is sought, or who aids or abets any other in so doing, or any person who bribes, gives or pays any money or thing of value to any person directly or indirectly to induce such person to sign such petition shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon conviction thereof such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

          (b) Upon the filing of a sufficient petition, the governing body shall call an election required by this section. Such election shall be called and held in the manner provided by law for question-submitted elections.

          (c) The governing body of the city shall transmit to the director a copy of the results of any election held pursuant to this section. The director shall issue or refuse to issue licenses to sell at retail alcoholic liquor in the original package in such city in accordance with the results of such election.

          (d) If a majority of the voters voting at any election pursuant to this section votes against licensing the sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package, the holder of any valid existing retailer's license for premises in such city shall have the right to continue to operate under such license for a period of 90 days after the result of such election is canvassed or until the expiration of such license, whichever period of time is shorter. If such period of time expires before the expiration of the term for which the retailer's license was issued, the licensee shall be entitled to a refund of the licensee fee for the unexpired portion of the license period which remains, in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the secretary of revenue.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 18; L. 1985, ch. 170, § 4; L. 1998, ch. 191, § 2; L. 2005, ch. 201, § 4; Nov. 15.

41-303. Retailer's license, premises outside city.

          (a) The director may issue to qualified applicants licenses to sell at retail alcoholic liquor in the original package on premises not located in an incorporated city for use or consumption off the premises. No such license shall be issued to any applicant unless the applicant possesses all the qualifications required of other applicants for retailers' licenses except the qualification of residency within a city.

          No such license shall be issued to any applicant under this section unless the board of county commissioners of the county in which the premises for which licensure is sought are located adopts a resolution approving the issuance of such license. A certified copy of such resolution shall accompany the application for a license authorized by this section.

          (b) If a license has been issued under the provisions of this section in the unincorporated area of a county and thereafter the premises so licensed are annexed to a city wherein retail liquor licenses may be issued, such license shall continue to be valid and may be renewed at the appropriate time even though the licensee does not reside in the city to which the area is annexed if the licensee otherwise is qualified and resides in the township in which the premises were located prior to annexation or in the city to which the premises have been annexed.

          (c) Any retail license issued prior to the effective date of this act for premises not located in an incorporated city shall continue to be valid and such premises shall continue to be eligible for licensure if the board of county commissioners of the county in which the premises are located has adopted a resolution approving the issuance of such license. A certified copy of such resolution shall accompany the application for a license authorized by this subsection.


History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 19; L. 1965, ch. 315, § 1; L. 1967, ch. 275, § 1; L. 2000, ch. 166, § 1; L. 2004, ch. 94, § 2; L. 2005, ch. 201, § 5; L. 2008, ch. 126, § 5; July 1.

41-304. Classes of licenses.

          Licenses issued by the director shall be of the following classes: (a) Manufacturer’s license; (b) spirits distributor’s license; (c) wine distributor’s license; (d) beer distributor’s license; (e) retailer’s license; (f) microbrewery license; (g) microdistillery license; (h) farm winery license; and (i) nonbeverage user’s license.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 20; L. 1983, ch. 161, § 2; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 11; L. 2012, ch. 144, § 5; July 1.

41-305. Manufacturer's license; rights of licensee.

          (a) A manufacturer’s license shall allow the manufacture and storage of alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverage and the sale of alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverage to distributors and nonbeverage users licensed in this state and to such persons outside this state as permitted by law.

          (b) A manufacturer’s license also shall allow the serving free of charge on the licensed premises of samples of alcoholic liquor manufactured by the licensee, provided the premises are located in a county where the sale of alcoholic liquor is permitted by law in licensed drinking establishments. Samples shall be served by the licensee, or an employee or agent thereof. No sample shall be served to an individual who is a minor. No individual shall remove all or any portion of a sample from the licensed premises. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to permit the licensee to sell any alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises.

          (c) A person holding a farm winery license issued pursuant to K.S.A. 41-308a, and amendments thereto, may also be issued a manufacturer’s license; provided, that no alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage manufactured by such licensee shall be sold by such licensee at its licensed premises or at any of such licensee’s winery outlets.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 21; L. 1985, ch. 168, § 3; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 12; L. 2009, ch. 114, § 3; L. 2012, ch. 144, § 6; July 1.

41-306. Spirits distributor's license; rights of licensee.

          A spirits distributor's license, shall allow:

          (a) The wholesale purchase, importation and storage of spirits, but all such spirits so purchased or imported which are manufactured in the United States shall be purchased from the primary American source of supply or from another licensed spirits distributor, except that a licensed spirits distributor may purchase confiscated spirits at a sheriff's sale.

          (b) The sale of spirits to:

          (1) Spirits distributors licensed in this state;

          (2) retailers licensed in this state, except that such distributor shall sell a brand of spirits only to those retailers whose licensed premises are located in the geographic territory within which such distributor is authorized to sell such brand, as designated in the notice or notices filed with the director pursuant to K.S.A. 41-410 and amendments thereto; and

          (3) such persons located outside such territory or outside this state as permitted by law.

          (c) The purchase of spirits in barrels, casks or other bulk containers and the bottling thereof before resale, but all bottles or containers filled with such spirits shall be sealed, labeled and otherwise made to comply with all laws and rules and regulations governing the preparation and bottling of spirits by manufacturers and with all federal rules, regulations and laws.

          (d) The storage and delivery to a retailer licensed under the Kansas liquor control act or a retailer licensed under K.S.A. 41-2702 and amendments thereto, on the distributor's licensed premises, of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage of another licensed distributor authorized by law to sell such alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage to such retailer, in accordance with an agreement entered into with such other distributor and approved by the director.

          (e) The storage and delivery to a public venue licensed under the club and drinking establishment act of alcoholic liquor purchased by the public venue licensee from a retailer authorized by law to sell such alcoholic liquor to such public venue licensee.

          (f) The withdrawal of spirits from such licensee’s inventory for use as samples in the course of the business of the distributor or at industry seminars. Samples may only be provided to persons licensed as a distributor or a retailer under the Kansas liquor control act, and such person’s employees. Samples may be served on the licensed premises of the licensee, or on the premises of a licensed retailer, provided no sample shall be served on that portion of the premises of a licensed retailer that is open to the public and where sales of alcoholic liquor at retail are made. No sample shall be provided to any minor. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to permit the licensee to sell any alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises. The withdrawal of spirits shall be subject to the tax imposed by K.S.A. 79-4101 et seq., and amendments thereto, based on the applicable current posted bottle or case price. For purposes of providing samples pursuant to this subsection other than at industry seminars or to the licensee’s employees, the term "sample" shall have the same meaning as that term is defined in K.S.A. 41-2601, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 22; L. 1978, ch. 185, § 2; L. 1979, ch. 153, § 2; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 13; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 14; L. 1993, ch. 20, § 2; L. 1996, ch. 154, § 1; L. 2012, ch. 144, § 7; L. 2015, ch. 82, § 21; July 1.

41-306a. Wine distributor's license; rights of licensee.

          A wine distributor's license shall allow:

          (a) The wholesale purchase, importation and storage of wine, but all wine so purchased or imported which is manufactured in the United States shall be purchased from the primary American source of supply or from another licensed wine distributor, except that a licensed wine distributor may purchase confiscated wine at a sheriff's sale.

          (b) The sale of wine to:

          (1) Wine distributors licensed in this state;

          (2) retailers licensed in this state, except that such distributor shall sell a brand of wine only to those retailers whose licensed premises are located in the geographic territory within which such distributor is authorized to sell such brand, as designated in the notice or notices filed with the director pursuant to K.S.A. 41-410 and amendments thereto; and

          (3) such persons located outside such territory or outside this state as permitted by law.

          (c) The sale of wine, but only in barrels, casks and other bulk containers, to:

          (1) Licensed caterers; and

          (2) public venues, clubs and drinking establishments licensed in this state, except that such distributor shall sell a brand of wine only to such public venues, clubs and drinking establishments the licensed premises of which are located in the geographic territory within which such distributor is authorized to sell such brand, as designated in the notice or notices filed with the director pursuant to K.S.A. 41-410 and amendments thereto.

          (d) The purchase of wine in barrels, casks or other bulk containers and the bottling thereof before resale, but all bottles or containers filled with such wine shall be sealed, labeled and otherwise made to comply with all laws and rules and regulations governing the preparation and bottling of wine by manufacturers and with all federal rules, regulations and laws.

          (e) The storage and delivery to a retailer licensed under the Kansas liquor control act or a retailer licensed under K.S.A. 41-2702 and amendments thereto, on the distributor's licensed premises, of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage of another licensed distributor authorized by law to sell such alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage to such retailer, in accordance with an agreement entered into with such other distributor and approved by the director.

          (f) The withdrawal of wine from such licensee’s inventory for use as samples in the course of the business of the distributor or at industry seminars. Samples may only be provided to persons licensed as a distributor or a retailer under the Kansas liquor control act, and such person’s employees, or to persons licensed under the club and drinking establishment act, and such person’s employees. Samples may be served on the licensed premises of the licensee, or on the premises of a licensed retailer, provided no sample shall be served on that portion of the premises of a licensed retailer that is open to the public and where sales of alcoholic liquor at retail are made. Samples may be served on the premises of a licensee holding a license issued under the club and drinking establishment act, provided no sample shall be served on that portion of the premises that is open to the public and where sales of alcoholic liquor are made. No sample shall be provided to any minor. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to permit the licensee to sell any alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises. The withdrawal of wine shall be subject to the tax imposed by K.S.A. 79-4101 et seq., and amendments thereto, based on the applicable current posted bottle or case price. For purposes of providing samples pursuant to this subsection other than at industry seminars or to the licensee’s employees, the term "sample" shall have the same meaning as that term is defined in K.S.A. 41-2601, and amendments thereto.

          (g) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas liquor control act.

History: L. 1987, ch. 182, § 15; L. 1993, ch. 20, § 3; L. 1996, ch. 154, § 2; L. 2012, ch. 144, § 8; L. 2015, ch. 82, § 22; July 1.

41-307. Beer distributor's license; rights of licensee.

          A beer distributor's license shall allow:

          (a) The wholesale purchase, importation and storage of beer.

          (b) The sale of beer to:

          (1) Licensed caterers;

          (2) beer distributors licensed in this state;

          (3) retailers, public venues, clubs and drinking establishments, licensed in this state, except that such distributor shall sell a brand of beer only to those retailers, public venues, clubs and drinking establishments of which the licensed premises are located in the geographic territory within which such distributor is authorized to sell such brand, as designated in the notice or notices filed with the director pursuant to K.S.A. 41-410 and amendments thereto; and

          (4) such persons located outside such territory or outside this state as permitted by law.

          (c) The sale of cereal malt beverage to:

          (1) Beer distributors licensed in this state;

          (2) clubs and drinking establishments, licensed in this state, and retailers licensed under K.S.A. 41-2702 and amendments thereto, except that such distributor shall sell a brand of cereal malt beverage only to those such clubs, drinking establishments and retailers of which the licensed premises are located in the geographic territory within which such distributor is authorized to sell such brand, as designated in the notice or notices filed with the director pursuant to K.S.A. 41-410 and amendments thereto; and

          (3) such persons located outside such territory or outside this state as permitted by law.

          (d) The purchase of cereal malt beverage in kegs or other bulk containers and the bottling or canning thereof in accordance with law.

          (e) The storage and delivery to a retailer licensed under the Kansas liquor control act or a retailer licensed under K.S.A. 41-2702 and amendments thereto, on the distributor's licensed premises, of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage of another licensed distributor authorized by law to sell such alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage to such retailer, in accordance with an agreement entered into with such other distributor and approved by the director.

          (f) The storage and delivery, with proper invoicing in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the secretary, on the premises of a public venue licensee, of beer sold to or available for purchase by the public venue during an event.

          (g) The withdrawal of beer or cereal malt beverage from such licensee’s inventory for use as samples in the course of the business of the distributor or at industry seminars. Samples may only be provided to persons licensed as a distributor or a retailer under the Kansas liquor control act, and such person’s employees, or to persons licensed under the club and drinking establishment act, and such person’s employees. Samples may be served on the licensed premises of the licensee, or on the premises of a licensed retailer, provided no sample shall be served on that portion of the premises of a licensed retailer that is open to the public and where sales of alcoholic liquor at retail are made. Samples may be served on the premises of a licensee holding a license issued under the club and drinking establishment act, provided no sample shall be served on that portion of the premises that is open to the public and where sales of alcoholic liquor are made. No sample shall be provided to any minor. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to permit the licensee to sell any alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises. The withdrawal of beer or cereal malt beverage shall be subject to the tax imposed by K.S.A. 79-4101 et seq., and amendments thereto, based on the applicable current posted bottle or case price. For purposes of providing samples pursuant to this subsection other than at industry seminars or to the licensee’s employees, the term "sample" shall have the same meaning as that term is defined in K.S.A. 41-2601, and amendments thereto

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 23; L. 1974, ch. 195, §1; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 16; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 17; L. 1996, ch. 154, § 3; L. 2012, ch. 144, § 9; L. 2015, ch. 82, § 23; July 1.

41-308. Retailer's license; rights of licensee.

          (a) Except as provided in section 3, and amendments thereto, a retailer's license shall allow the licensee to sell and offer for sale at retail and deliver in the original package, as therein prescribed, alcoholic liquor for use or consumption off and away from the premises specified in such license. A retailer's license shall permit sale and delivery of alcoholic liquor only on the licensed premises and shall not permit sale of alcoholic liquor for resale in any form, except that a licensed retailer may:

          (1) Sell alcoholic liquor to a temporary permit holder for resale by such permit holder; and

          (2) sell and deliver alcoholic liquor to a caterer or to the licensed premises of a public venue, club or drinking establishment, if such premises are in the county where the retailer's premises are located or in an adjacent county, for resale by such public venue, club, establishment or caterer.

          (b) The holder of a retailer's license shall not sell, offer for sale, give away or permit to be sold, offered for sale or given away in or from the premises specified in such license any service or thing of value whatsoever except alcoholic liquor in the original package, except that a licensed retailer may:

          (1) Charge a delivery fee for delivery to a public venue, club, drinking establishment or caterer pursuant to subsection (a);

          (2) sell lottery tickets and shares to the public in accordance with the Kansas lottery act, if the retailer is selected as a lottery retailer;

          (3) include in the sale of alcoholic liquor any goods included by the manufacturer in packaging with the alcoholic liquor, subject to the approval of the director; and

          (4) distribute to the public, without charge, consumer advertising specialities bearing advertising matter, subject to rules and regulations of the secretary limiting the form and distribution of such specialities so that they are not conditioned on or an inducement to the purchase of alcoholic liquor.

          (c) No licensed retailer shall furnish any entertainment in such premises or permit any pinball machine or game of skill or chance to be located in or on such premises.

          (d) A retailer's license shall allow the licensee to store alcoholic liquor in refrigerators, cold storage units, ice boxes or other cooling devices, and the licensee may sell such alcoholic liquor to consumers in a chilled condition.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 24; L. 1971, ch. 173, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 186, § 2; L. 1979, ch. 152, § 3; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 18; L. 1987, ch. 292, § 25; L. 1987, ch. 183, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 169, § 1; L. 2012, ch. 144, § 10; July 1.

41-308a: Farm winery license; authority of licensee.

          (a) A farm winery license shall allow:

          (1) The manufacture of domestic table wine and domestic fortified wine in a quantity not exceeding 100,000 gallons per year and the storage thereof;

          (2) the sale of wine, manufactured by the licensee, to licensed wine distributors, retailers, public venues, clubs, drinking establishments, holders of temporary permits as authorized by K.S.A. 41-2645, and amendments thereto, and caterers;

          (3) the sale, on the licensed premises and at special events monitored and regulated by the division of alcoholic beverage control in the original unopened container to consumers for consumption off the licensed premises, of wine manufactured by the licensee;

          (4) the serving free of charge on the licensed premises and at special events, monitored and regulated by the division of alcoholic beverage control, of samples of wine manufactured by the licensee or imported under subsection (e), if the licensed premises are located in a county where the sale of alcoholic liquor is permitted by law in licensed drinking establishments;

          (5) the sale of wine manufactured by the licensee for consumption on the licensed premises, provided, the licensed premises are located in a county where the sale of alcoholic liquor is permitted by law in licensed drinking establishments. Wine sold pursuant to this paragraph shall not be subject to the provisions of the club and drinking establishment act, K.S.A. 41-2601 et seq., and amendments thereto, and no drinking establishment license shall be required to make such sales;

          (6) if the licensee is also licensed as a club or drinking establishment, the sale of domestic wine, domestic fortified wine and other alcoholic liquor for consumption on the licensed premises as authorized by the club and drinking establishment act;

          (7) if the licensee is also licensed as a caterer, the sale of domestic wine, domestic fortified wine and other alcoholic liquor for consumption on the unlicensed premises as authorized by the club and drinking establishment act;

          (8) the sale and shipping, in the original unopened container, to consumers outside this state of wine manufactured by the licensee, provided that the licensee complies with applicable laws and rules and regulations of the jurisdiction to which the wine is shipped; and

          (9) the sale and shipping of wine within this state pursuant to a permit issued pursuant to K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 41-350, and amendments thereto.

          (b) Upon application and payment of the fee prescribed by K.S.A. 41-310, and amendments thereto, by a farm winery licensee, the director may issue not to exceed three winery outlet licenses to the farm winery licensee. A winery outlet license shall allow:

          (1) The sale, on the licensed premises and at special events monitored and regulated by the division of alcoholic beverage control in the original unopened container to consumers for consumption off the licensed premises, of wine manufactured by the licensee;

          (2) the serving on the licensed premises of samples of wine manufactured by the licensee or imported under subsection (e), if the premises are located in a county where the sale of alcoholic liquor is permitted by law in licensed drinking establishments; and

          (3) the manufacture of domestic table wine and domestic fortified wine and the storage thereof; provided, that the aggregate quantity of wine produced by the farm winery licensee, including all winery outlets, shall not exceed 100,000 gallons per year.

          (c) Not less than 30% of the products utilized in the manufacture of domestic table wine and domestic fortified wine by a farm winery shall be grown in Kansas except when a lesser proportion is authorized by the director based upon the director’s findings and judgment. The production requirement of this subsection shall be determined based on the annual production of domestic table wine and domestic fortified wine by the farm winery.

          (d) A farm winery or winery outlet may sell domestic wine and domestic fortified wine in the original unopened container to consumers for consumption off the licensed premises at any time between 6 a.m. and 12 midnight on any day except Sunday and between 12 noon and 6 p.m. on Sunday. If authorized by subsection (a), a farm winery may serve samples of wine manufactured by the licensee and wine imported under subsection (e) and serve and sell domestic wine, domestic fortified wine and other alcoholic liquor for consumption on the licensed premises at any time when a club or drinking establishment is authorized to serve and sell alcoholic liquor. If authorized by subsection (b), a winery outlet may serve samples of domestic wine, domestic fortified wine and wine imported under subsection (e) at any time when the winery outlet is authorized to sell domestic wine and domestic fortified wine.

          (e) The director may issue to the Kansas state fair or any bona fide group of grape growers or wine makers a permit to import into this state small quantities of wines. Such wine shall be used only for bona fide educational and scientific tasting programs and shall not be resold. Such wine shall not be subject to the tax imposed by K.S.A. 41-501, and amendments thereto. The permit shall identify specifically the brand and type of wine to be imported, the quantity to be imported, the tasting programs for which the wine is to be used and the times and locations of such programs. The secretary shall adopt rules and regulations governing the importation of wine pursuant to this subsection and the conduct of tasting programs for which such wine is imported.

          (f) A farm winery license or winery outlet license shall apply only to the premises described in the application and in the license issued and only one location shall be described in the license.

          (g) No farm winery or winery outlet shall:

          (1) Employ any person under the age of 18 years in connection with the manufacture, sale or serving of any alcoholic liquor;

          (2) permit any employee of the licensee who is under the age of 21 years to work on the licensed premises at any time when not under the on-premise supervision of either the licensee or an employee of the licensee who is 21 years of age or over;

          (3) employ any person under 21 years of age in connection with mixing or dispensing alcoholic liquor; or

          (4) employ any person in connection with the manufacture or sale of alcoholic liquor if the person has been convicted of a felony.

          (h) Whenever a farm winery or winery outlet licensee is convicted of a violation of the Kansas liquor control act, the director may revoke the licensee’s license and order forfeiture of all fees paid for the license, after a hearing before the director for that purpose in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act.

          (i) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas liquor control act.

History: L. 1983, ch. 161, § 3; L. 1985, ch. 170, § 25; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 141; L. 1988, ch. 165, § 1; L. 1990, ch. 178, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 201, § 2; L. 1998, ch. 191, § 3; L. 2005, ch. 201, § 14; L. 2006, ch. 206, § 5; L. 2007, ch. 178, § 2; L. 2008, ch. 126, § 1; L. 2009, ch. 114, § 4; L. 2012, ch. 144, § 11; L. 2012. ch. 144, § 12; July 1.

41-308b. Microbrewery license; rights of licensee; microbrewery packaging and warehousing facility license; permit to conduct tasting programs.

          (a) A microbrewery license shall allow:

          (1) The manufacture of not less than 100 nor more than 60,000 barrels of domestic beer during the license year and the storage thereof, if, however, the licensee holds a 10% or greater ownership interest in one or more entities that also hold a microbrewery license, then the aggregate number of barrels of domestic beer manufactured by all such licensees with such common ownership shall not exceed the 60,000 barrel limit;

          (2) the manufacture in the aggregate of not more than 100,000 gallons

of hard cider during the calendar year and the storage thereof;

          (3) the sale to beer distributors of beer and the sale to wine distributors of hard cider, manufactured by the licensee;

          (4) the sale, on the licensed premises in the original unopened container to consumers for consumption off the licensed premises, of beer and hard cider manufactured by the licensee;

          (5) the serving free of charge on the licensed premises and at special events, monitored and regulated by the division of alcoholic beverage control, of samples of beer and hard cider manufactured by the licensee, if the premises are located in a county where the sale of alcoholic liquor is permitted by law in licensed drinking establishments;

          (6) if the premises is also licensed as a club or drinking establishment, the sale and transfer of domestic beer to such club or drinking establishment and the sale of domestic beer and other alcoholic liquor for consumption on the licensed premises as authorized by the club and drinking establishment act;

          (7) if the premises is also licensed as a caterer, the sale of domestic beer and other alcoholic liquor for consumption on unlicensed premises as authorized by the club and drinking establishment act; and

          (8) if the licensee holds a 10% or greater ownership interest in one or more entities that also hold a microbrewery license, the domestic beer may be manufactured and transferred for sale or storage among such microbrewery licensees with such common ownership.

          (b) Not less than 30% of the products utilized in the manufacture of hard cider by a microbrewery shall be grown in Kansas except when a lesser proportion is authorized by the director based upon the director’s findings and judgment. The production requirement of this subsection shall be determined based on the annual production of domestic hard cider.

          (c) Upon application and payment of the fee prescribed by K.S.A. 41-310, and amendments thereto, by a microbrewery licensee, the director may issue not to exceed one microbrewery packaging and warehousing facility license to the microbrewery licensee. A microbrewery packaging and warehousing facility license shall allow:

          (1) The transfer, from the licensed premises of the microbrewery to the licensed premises of the microbrewery packaging and warehousing facility, of beer and hard cider manufactured by the licensee, for the purpose of packaging or storage, or both;

          (2) the transfer, from the licensed premises of the microbrewery packaging and warehousing facility to the licensed premises of any microbrewery of such licensee, of beer manufactured by the licensee;

          (3) the removal from the licensed premises of the microbrewery packaging and warehousing facility of beer manufactured by the licensee for the purpose of delivery to a licensed beer wholesaler; and

          (4) the removal from the licensed premises of the microbrewery packaging and warehousing facility of hard cider manufactured by the licensee for the purpose of delivery to a licensed wine distributor.

          (d) A microbrewery may sell domestic beer in the original unopened container to consumers for consumption off the licensed premises at any time between 6 a.m. and 12 midnight on any day except Sunday and between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. If authorized by subsection (a), a microbrewery may serve samples of domestic beer and serve and sell domestic beer and other alcoholic liquor for consumption on the licensed premises at any time when a club or drinking establishment is authorized to serve and sell alcoholic liquor.

          (e) The director may issue to the Kansas state fair or any bona fide group of brewers a permit to import into this state small quantities of beer. Such beer shall be used only for bona fide educational and scientific tasting programs and shall not be resold. Such beer shall not be subject to the tax imposed by K.S.A. 41-501, and amendments thereto. The permit shall identify specifically the brand and type of beer to be imported, the quantity to be imported, the tasting programs for which the beer is to be used and the times and locations of such programs. The secretary shall adopt rules and regulations governing the importation of beer pursuant to this subsection and the conduct of tasting programs for which such beer is imported.

          (f) A microbrewery license or microbrewery packaging and warehousing facility license shall apply only to the premises described in the application and in the license issued and only one location shall be described in the license.

          (g) No microbrewery shall:

          (1) Employ any person under the age of 18 years in connection with the manufacture, sale or serving of any alcoholic liquor;

          (2) permit any employee of the licensee who is under the age of 21 years to work on the licensed premises at any time when not under the on-premises supervision of either the licensee or an employee of the licensee who is 21 years of age or over;

          (3) employ any person under 21 years of age in connection with mixing or dispensing alcoholic liquor; or

          (4) employ any person in connection with the manufacture or sale of alcoholic liquor if the person has been convicted of a felony.

          (h) Whenever a microbrewery licensee is convicted of a violation of the Kansas liquor control act, the director may revoke the licensee's license and all fees paid for the license in accordance with the Kansas administrative procedure act.

History: L. 1987, ch. 182, § 138; L. 1990, ch. 179, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 201, § 3; L. 1995, ch. 258, § 1; L. 2005, ch. 135, § 1; L. 2008, ch. 126, § 6; L. 2010, ch. 142, § 18; L. 2011, ch. 57, § 2; L. 2016, ch. 65, § 1; July 1; L. 2016, ch. 65, § 4; January 1, 2017.

41-308d. Wine, beer and distilled spirit testings.

          (a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of the Kansas liquor control act to the contrary, any person or entity who is licensed to sell alcoholic liquor in the original package at retail may conduct wine, beer and distilled spirit tastings on the licensed premises, or adjacent premises, monitored and regulated by the division of alcoholic beverage control, as follows:

          (1) Wine, beer and spirits for the tastings shall come from the inventory of the licensee. Except as provided by paragraph (2), a person other than the licensee or the licensee’s agent or employee may not dispense or participate in the dispensing of alcoholic beverages under this section.

          (2) The holder of a supplier’s permit or such permit holder’s agent or employee may participate in and conduct product tastings of alcoholic beverages at a retail licensee’s premises, or adjacent premises, monitored and regulated by the division of alcoholic beverage control, and may open, touch, or pour alcoholic beverages, make a presentation, or answer questions at the tasting. Any alcoholic beverage tasted under this subsection must be purchased from the retailer on whose premises the tasting is held. The retailer may not require the purchase of more alcoholic beverages than are necessary for the tasting. This section does not authorize the supplier or its agent to withdraw or purchase an alcoholic beverage from the holder of a distributor’s permit or provide an alcoholic beverage for tasting on a retailer’s premises that is not purchased from the retailer.

          (3) No charge of any sort may be made for a sample serving.

          (4) A person may be served more than one sample. Samples may not be served to a minor. No samples may be removed from the licensed premises.

          (5) The act of providing samples to consumers shall be exempt from the requirement of holding a Kansas food service dealer license from the department of agriculture under the provisions of chapter 65 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.

          (b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit the licensee to sell wine, malt beverages or distilled spirits for on-premises consumption.

          (c) The provisions of this section shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2012.

          (d) All rules and regulations adopted on and after July 1, 2012, and prior to July 1, 2013, to implement this section shall continue to be effective and shall be deemed to be duly adopted rules and regulations of the secretary until revised, amended, revoked or nullified pursuant to law.

          (e) This section shall be a part of and supplemental to the Kansas liquor control act.

History: L. 2012, ch. 144, § 3; L. 2013, ch. 130, § 4; July 1.

41-309. Nonbeverage user's license; rights of licensee.

          A nonbeverage user's license shall allow the licensee to purchase alcohol or wine from a licensed manufacturer or distributor, without the imposition of any tax upon the business of such licensed manufacturer or distributor as to such alcohol or wine, to be used by such nonbeverage user licensee solely for the nonbeverage purposes set forth in subsection (5) of K.S.A. 41-501: Provided,That if any such licensee is engaged in the business of manufacturing, compounding or preparing pharmaceutical products or similar preparations or products containing alcohol or wine to be sold in both intrastate and interstate commerce, such license shall allow the licensee to purchase at wholesale or otherwise from manufacturers or distributors not licensed in the state and to import alcohol or wine either in barrels, drums, casks or other containers. All such licenses shall be divided and classified and shall permit the purchase during the term for which such licenses shall be issued of limited and stated quantities of alcohol or wine as follows:

          Class 1, not to exceed 100 gallons

          Class 2, not to exceed 1,000 gallons

          Class 3, not to exceed 5,000 gallons

          Class 4, not to exceed 10,000 gallons

          Class 5, in excess of 10,000 gallons

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 25; March 9.

41-310. License fees; term; city or township taxes.

          (a) At the time application is made to the director for a license of any class, the applicant shall pay the fee provided by this section.

          (b) The fee for a manufacturer's license to manufacture alcohol and spirits shall be $5,000.

          (c) The fee for a manufacturer's license to manufacture beer and cereal malt beverage shall be:

          (1) For 1 to 100 barrel daily capacity or any part thereof, $400.

          (2) For 100 to 150 barrel daily capacity, $800.

          (3) For 150 to 200 barrel daily capacity, $1,400.

          (4) For 200 to 300 barrel daily capacity, $2,000.

          (5) For 300 to 400 barrel daily capacity, $2,600.

          (6) For 400 to 500 barrel daily capacity, $2,800.

          (7) For 500 or more barrel daily capacity, $3,200.

          As used in this subsection, "daily capacity" means the average daily barrel production for the previous 12 months of manufacturing operation. If no basis for comparison exists, the licensee shall pay in advance for operation during the first term of the license a fee of $2,000.

          (d) The fee for a manufacturer's license to manufacture wine shall be $1,000.

          (e) (1) The fee for a microbrewery license, a microdistillery license or a farm winery license shall be $500.

          (2) The fee for a winery outlet license shall be $100.

          (3) The fee for a microbrewery packaging and warehousing facility license shall be $200.

          (4) The fee for a microdistillery packaging and warehousing facility license shall be $200.

          (f) The fee for a spirits distributor's license for the first and each additional distributing place of business operated in this state by the licensee and wholesaling and jobbing spirits shall be $2,000.

          (g) The fee for a wine distributor's license for the first and each additional distributing place of business operated in this state by the licensee and wholesaling and jobbing wine shall be $2,000.

          (h) The fee for a beer distributor's license, for the first and each additional wholesale distributing place of business operated in this state by the licensee and wholesaling or jobbing beer and cereal malt beverage shall be $2,000.

          (i) The fee for a nonbeverage user's license shall be:

          (1) For class 1, $20.

          (2) For class 2, $100.

          (3) For class 3, $200.

          (4) For class 4, $400.

          (5) For class 5, $1,000.

          (j) In addition to the license fees prescribed by subsections (b), (c), (d), (f), (g), (h) and (i):

          (1) Any city in which the licensed premises are located may levy and collect a biennial occupation or license tax on the licensee in an amount not exceeding the amount of the license fee required to be paid under this act to obtain the license, but no city shall impose an occupation or privilege tax on the licensee in excess of that amount; and

          (2) any township in which the licensed premises are located may levy and collect a biennial occupation or license tax on the licensee in an amount not exceeding the amount of the license fee required to be paid under this act to obtain the license, but no township shall impose an occupation or privilege tax on the licensee in excess of that amount; the township board of the township is authorized to fix and impose the tax and the tax shall be paid by the licensee to the township treasurer, who shall issue a receipt therefor to the licensee and shall cause the tax paid to be placed in the general fund of the township.

          (k) The fee for a retailer's license shall be $500.

          (l) In addition to the license fee prescribed by subsection (k):

          (1) Any city in which the licensed premises are located may levy and collect a biennial occupation or license tax on the licensee in an amount not less than $200 nor more than $600, but no other occupation or excise tax or license fee shall be levied by any city against or collected from the licensee; and

          (2) any township in which the licensed premises are located may levy and collect a biennial occupation or license tax on the licensee in an amount not less than $200 nor more than $600; the township board of the township is authorized to fix and impose the tax and the tax shall be paid by the licensee to the township treasurer, who shall issue a receipt therefor to the licensee and shall cause the tax paid to be placed in the general fund of the township.

          (m) The license term for a license shall commence on the date the license is issued by the director and shall end two years after that date. The director may, at the director's sole discretion and after examination of the circumstances, extend the license term of any license for not more than 30 days beyond the date such license would expire pursuant to this section. Any extension of the license term by the director pursuant to this section shall automatically extend the due date for payment by the licensee of any occupation or license tax levied by a city or township pursuant to this section by the same number of days the director has extended the license term.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 26; L. 1983, ch. 161, § 4; L. 1985, ch. 170, § 26; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 19; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 20; L. 1988, ch. 165, § 4; L. 1992, ch. 201, § 4; L. 2005, ch. 135, § 2; L. 2010, ch. 142, § 6; L. 2012, ch. 144, § 13; July 1.

41-311. Persons and entities ineligible for licensure.

          (a) No license of any kind shall be issued pursuant to the liquor control act to a person:

          (1) Who has not been a citizen of the United States for at least 10 years, except that the spouse of a deceased retail licensee may receive and renew a retail license notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection (a)(1) if such spouse is otherwise qualified to hold a retail license and is a United States citizen or becomes a United States citizen within one year after the deceased licensee's death;

          (2) who has been convicted of a felony under the laws of this state, any other state or the United States;

          (3) who has had a license revoked for cause under the provisions of the liquor control act, the beer and cereal malt beverage keg registration act or who has had any license issued under the cereal malt beverage laws of any state revoked for cause except that a license may be issued to a person whose license was revoked for the conviction of a misdemeanor at any time after the lapse of 10 years following the date of the revocation;

          (4) who has been convicted of being the keeper or is keeping a any property, whether real or personal, where sexual relations are being sold or offered for sale by a person who is 18 years of age or older or has forfeited bond to appear in court to answer charges of being a keeper of a any property, whether real or personal, where sexual relations are being sold or offered for sale by a person who is 18 years of age or older;

          (5) who has been convicted of being a proprietor of a gambling house, pandering or any other crime opposed to decency and morality or has forfeited bond to appear in court to answer charges for any of those crimes;

          (6) who is not at least 21 years of age;

          (7) who, other than as a member of the governing body of a city or county, appoints or supervises any law enforcement officer, who is a law enforcement official or who is an employee of the director;

          (8) who intends to carry on the business authorized by the license as agent of another;

          (9) who at the time of application for renewal of any license issued under this act would not be eligible for the license upon a first application, except as provided by subsection (a)(12);

          (10) who is the holder of a valid and existing license issued under article 27 of chapter 41 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and amendments thereto, unless the person agrees to and does surrender the license to the officer issuing the same upon the issuance to the person of a license under this act, except that a retailer licensed pursuant to K.S.A. 41-2702, and amendments thereto, shall be eligible to receive a retailer's license under the Kansas liquor control act;

          (11) who does not own the premises for which a license is sought, or does not, at the time of application, have a written lease thereon;

          (12) whose spouse would be ineligible to receive a license under this act for any reason other than citizenship, residence requirements or age, except that this subsection (a)(12) shall not apply in determining eligibility for a renewal license;

          (13) whose spouse has been convicted of a felony or other crime which would disqualify a person from licensure under this section and such felony or other crime was committed during the time that the spouse held a license under this act;

          (14) who does not provide any data or information required by K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 41-311b, and amendments thereto; or

          (15) who, after a hearing before the director, has been found to have held an undisclosed beneficial interest in any license issued pursuant to the liquor control act which was obtained by means of fraud or any false statement made on the application for such license.

          (b) No retailer's license shall be issued to:

          (1) A person who is not a resident of this state;

          (2) a person who has not been a resident of this state for at least four years immediately preceding the date of application;

          (3) a person who has a beneficial interest in a manufacturer, distributor, farm winery or microbrewery licensed under this act, except that the spouse of an applicant for a retailer's license may own and hold a farm winery license, microbrewery license, or both, if the spouse does not hold a retailer's license issued under this act;

          (4) a person who has a beneficial interest in any other retail establishment licensed under this act, except that the spouse of a licensee may own and hold a retailer's license for another retail establishment;

          (5) a copartnership, unless all of the copartners are qualified to obtain a license;

          (6) a corporation; or

          (7) a trust, if any grantor, beneficiary or trustee would be ineligible to receive a license under this act for any reason, except that the provisions of subsection (a)(6) shall not apply in determining whether a beneficiary would be eligible for a license.

          (c) No manufacturer's license shall be issued to:

          (1) A corporation, if any officer or director thereof, or any stockholder owning in the aggregate more than 25% of the stock of the corporation would be ineligible to receive a manufacturer's license for any reason other than citizenship and residence requirements;

          (2) a copartnership, unless all of the copartners shall have been residents of this state for at least five years immediately preceding the date of application and unless all the members of the copartnership would be eligible to receive a manufacturer's license under this act;

          (3) a trust, if any grantor, beneficiary or trustee would be ineligible to receive a license under this act for any reason, except that the provisions of subsection (a)(6) shall not apply in determining whether a beneficiary would be eligible for a license;

          (4) an individual who is not a resident of this state;

          (5) an individual who has not been a resident of this state for at least five years immediately preceding the date of application; or

          (6) a person who has a beneficial interest in a distributor, retailer, farm winery or microbrewery licensed under this act, except as provided in K.S.A. 41-305, and amendments thereto.

          (d) No distributor's license shall be issued to:

          (1) A corporation, if any officer, director or stockholder of the corporation would be ineligible to receive a distributor's license for any reason. It shall be unlawful for any stockholder of a corporation licensed as a distributor to transfer any stock in the corporation to any person who would be ineligible to receive a distributor's license for any reason, and any such transfer shall be null and void, except that: (A) If any stockholder owning stock in the corporation dies and an heir or devisee to whom stock of the corporation descends by descent and distribution or by will is ineligible to receive a distributor's license, the legal representatives of the deceased stockholder's estate and the ineligible heir or devisee shall have 14 months from the date of the death of the stockholder within which to sell the stock to a person eligible to receive a distributor's license, any such sale by a legal representative to be made in accordance with the provisions of the probate code; or (B) if the stock in any such corporation is the subject of any trust and any trustee or beneficiary of the trust who is 21 years of age or older is ineligible to receive a distributor's license, the trustee, within 14 months after the effective date of the trust, shall sell the stock to a person eligible to receive a distributor's license and hold and disburse the proceeds in accordance with the terms of the trust. If any legal representatives, heirs, devisees or trustees fail, refuse or neglect to sell any stock as required by this subsection, the stock shall revert to and become the property of the corporation, and the corporation shall pay to the legal representatives, heirs, devisees or trustees the book value of the stock. During the period of 14 months prescribed by this subsection, the corporation shall not be denied a distributor's license or have its distributor's license revoked if the corporation meets all of the other requirements necessary to have a distributor's license;

          (2) a copartnership, unless all of the copartners are eligible to receive a distributor's license;

          (3) a trust, if any grantor, beneficiary or trustee would be ineligible to receive a license under this act for any reason, except that the provisions of subsection (a)(6) shall not apply in determining whether a beneficiary would be eligible for a license; or

          (4) a person who has a beneficial interest in a manufacturer, retailer, farm winery or microbrewery licensed under this act.

          (e) No nonbeverage user's license shall be issued to a corporation, if any officer, manager or director of the corporation or any stockholder owning in the aggregate more than 25% of the stock of the corporation would be ineligible to receive a nonbeverage user's license for any reason other than citizenship and residence requirements.

          (f) No microbrewery license or farm winery license shall be issued to a:

          (1) Person who is not a resident of this state;

          (2) person who has a beneficial interest in a manufacturer or distributor licensed under this act, except as provided in K.S.A. 41-305, and amendments thereto;

          (3) person, copartnership or association which has a beneficial interest in any retailer licensed under this act or under K.S.A. 41-2702, and amendments thereto, except that the spouse of an applicant for a microbrewery or farm winery license may own and hold a retailer's license if the spouse does not hold a microbrewery or farm winery license issued under this act;

          (4) copartnership, unless all of the copartners are qualified to obtain a license;

          (5) corporation, unless stockholders owning in the aggregate 50% or more of the stock of the corporation would be eligible to receive such license and all other stockholders would be eligible to receive such license except for reason of citizenship or residency; or

          (6) a trust, if any grantor, beneficiary or trustee would be ineligible to receive a license under this act for any reason, except that the provisions of subsection (a)(6) shall not apply in determining whether a beneficiary would be eligible for a license.

          (g) The provisions of subsections (b)(1), (b)(2), (c)(3), (c)(4), (d)(3), (f)(1), and K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 41-311b, and amendments thereto, shall not apply in determining eligibility for the 10th, or a subsequent, consecutive renewal of a license if the applicant has appointed a citizen of the United States who is a resident of Kansas as the applicant's agent and filed with the director a duly authenticated copy of a duly executed power of attorney, authorizing the agent to accept service of process from the director and the courts of this state and to exercise full authority, control and responsibility for the conduct of all business and transactions within the state relative to alcoholic liquor and the business licensed. The agent must be satisfactory to and approved by the director, except that the director shall not approve as an agent any person who:

          (1) Has been convicted of a felony under the laws of this state, any other state or the United States;

          (2) has had a license issued under the alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage laws of this or any other state revoked for cause, except that a person may be appointed as an agent if the person's license was revoked for the conviction of a misdemeanor and 10 years have lapsed since the date of the revocation;

          (3) has been convicted of being the keeper or is keeping any property, whether real or personal, where sexual relations are being sold or offered for sale by a person who is 18 years of age or older or has forfeited bond to appear in court to answer charges of being a keeper of any property, whether real or personal, where sexual relations are being sold or offered for sale by a person who is 18 years of age or older;

          (4) has been convicted of being a proprietor of a gambling house, pandering or any other crime opposed to decency and morality or has forfeited bond to appear in court to answer charges for any of those crimes; or

          (5) is less than 21 years of age.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 27; L. 1953, ch. 238, § 3; L. 1963, ch. 266, § 1; L. 1970, ch. 186, § 1; L. 1973, ch. 199, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 249, § 1; L. 1982, ch. 210, § 1; L. 1983, ch. 161, § 5; L. 1985, ch. 171, § 9; L. 1985, ch. 170, § 27; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 21; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 22; L. 1992, ch. 201, § 5; L. 1995, ch. 258, § 2; L. 1996, ch. 154, § 4; L. 2001, ch. 55, § 1; L. 2001, ch. 189, § 3; L. 2002, ch. 44, § 7; L. 2007, ch. 178, § 4; L. 2008, ch. 126, § 2; L. 2010, ch. 142, § 7; L. 2013, ch. 120, § 39; L. 2015, ch. 82, § 6; L. 2016, ch. 65, § 2; July 1.

41-311b. Licensure of nonresidents.

          (a) If an applicant for licensure is not a resident of the state of Kansas on the date of submission of such application or has not been a resident for at least one year immediately preceding the date of submission of such application, the director shall require the individual applicant, or if the applicant is a corporation, partnership or trust, each individual officer, director, stockholder, copartner or trustee to:

          (1) Submit to a national criminal history record check and provide the director with a legible set of fingerprints;

          (2) disclose to the director any substantial financial interest the applicant owns in any entity that receives proceeds from the sale of alcoholic beverages; and

          (3) submit a release allowing the director to have access to and review of the applicant's financial records to verify ownership and to ensure applicant is not an agent of another person. This release shall remain in effect after the license has been issued until the license is canceled or revoked.

          (b) The director shall submit the fingerprints provided under subsection (a) to the Kansas bureau of investigation and to the federal bureau of investigation and receive a reply to enable the director to verify the identity of such applicant or such individuals specified in subsection (a) and whether such applicant or such individuals have been convicted of any crimes that would disqualify the applicant or such individuals from holding a license under the liquor control act. The director is authorized to use the information obtained from the national criminal history record check to determine such applicant's or individuals' eligibility to hold a license under the liquor control act.

          (c) All costs incurred pursuant to this section to ensure that the applicant is qualified for licensure shall be paid by the applicant.

History: L. 2001, ch. 55, § 2; Apr. 5.

41-311c. LLCs; qualification for licensure.

          (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any limited liability company applying for a retailer’s license under the Kansas liquor control act shall be required to meet the qualifications for licensure of a copartnership under K.S.A. 41-311, and amendments thereto. Any limited liability company applying for a license other than a retailer’s license shall be required to meet the qualifications for licensure of a corporation under K.S.A. 41-311 and K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 41-311b, and amendments thereto.

          (b) Any limited liability company applying for a license under the Kansas liquor control act shall submit a copy of its articles of organization and operating agreement to the director in such form and manner as prescribed by the director.

          (c) This section shall be a part of and supplemental to the Kansas liquor control act.

History: L. 2015, ch. 82 § 8; July 1.

41-313. Licensing of corporations; conditions; appointment of agent to receive service of process; consent to jurisdiction and forum of Kansas courts.

          (a) No corporation, either organized under the laws of this state, any other state or a foreign country, shall be issued a manufacturer's, distributor's, microbrewery, microdistillery or farm winery license unless the corporation has first procured a certificate of authority from the secretary of state to do business in this state as provided by law, appointed a citizen of the United States, and resident of Kansas, as its agent and filed with the director a duly authenticated copy of a duly executed power of attorney, authorizing the agent to accept service of process from the director and the courts of this state and to exercise full authority of the corporation and full authority, control and responsibility for the conduct of all business and transactions of the corporation within the state relative to alcoholic liquor and the business licensed. The agent must be satisfactory to and approved by the director with respect to the agent's character. The agent shall at all times be maintained by the corporation.

          In addition, any corporation organized under the laws of any other state or foreign country, as a condition precedent to the issuance to it of any license, shall file with the secretary of state of the state of Kansas, a duly authorized and executed power of attorney, authorizing the secretary of state to accept service of process from the director and the courts of this state and to accept service of any notice or order provided for in this act, and all such acts by the secretary of state shall be fully binding upon the corporation.

          (b) Every nonresident applicant on applying for a license or permit under this act, and as a condition precedent to obtaining such license or permit, shall file with the secretary of state of this state its written consent, irrevocable, that any action or garnishment proceeding may be commenced against such applicant in the proper court of any county in this state in which the cause of action shall arise or in which the plaintiff may reside by the service of process on the resident agent specified in subsection (a), and stipulating and agreeing that such service shall be taken and held in all courts to be as valid and binding as if due service had been made upon the applicant. The written consent shall state that the courts of this state have jurisdiction over the person of such applicant and are the proper and convenient forum for such action and shall waive the right to request a change of jurisdiction or venue to a court outside this state and that all actions arising under this act and commenced by the applicant shall be brought in this state's courts as the proper and convenient forum. Such consent shall be executed by the applicant and if a corporation, by the president and secretary of the corporate applicant, and shall be accompanied by a duly certified copy of the order or resolution of the board of directors, trustees or managers authorizing the president and secretary to execute the same.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 29; L. 1983, ch. 161, § 7; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 24; L. 2001, ch. 55, § 3; L. 2012, ch. 144, § 15; July 1.

41-315. Retail license; applies only to premises described; removal; procedure.

          Retail licenses issued hereunder shall apply only to the premises described in the application and in the license issued thereon, and only one location shall be so described in each license. After such retail license has been granted for particular premises in any city, the director, upon proper showing, may endorse upon the license permission to abandon the premises, but in order to obtain such permission the retail licensee shall file with the director a request in writing, and a statement under oath which shall show that the premises to which removal is to be made comply in all respects with the requirements of this act. No such removal shall be made by any licensee until his said license has been endorsed to that effect in writing by the director.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 31; March 9.

41-316. Issuance of manufacturers', distributors', microbrewery, microdistilleries, farm winery or nonbeverage users' licenses.

          Licenses to manufacturers, distributors, microbreweries, microdistilleries, farm wineries and nonbeverage users of alcoholic liquors shall be issued and renewed by the director to qualified applicants upon written application, receipt of bond properly executed and payment in advance of the state registration fee and the license fee.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 32; L. 1983, ch. 161, § 8; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 25; L. 2012, ch. 144, § 16; July 1.

41-317. License applications; forms; fees; bonds.

          (a) Applications for all licenses under this act shall be completed and submitted to the director in a manner prescribed by the director. Each applicant shall submit an application fee of $50 for each initial application and $10 for each renewal application to defray the cost of processing the application.

          (b) Each applicant shall submit to the division of alcoholic beverage control the full amount of the application fee and:

          (1) The full amount of the license fee required to be paid for the kind of license specified in the application; or

          (2) one-half of the full amount of the license fee required to be paid for the kind of license specified in the application.

          (c) If the applicant elects to pay only one-half of the license fee pursuant to subsection (b)(2), the remaining one-half of the license fee plus 10% of such remaining balance shall be due and payable one year from the date of issuance of the license. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, failure to pay the full amount due under this paragraph on the date it is due shall result in the automatic cancellation of such license for the remainder of the license term. The director may, at the director's sole discretion and after examination of the circumstances, extend the date payment is due pursuant to this paragraph for not more than 30 days beyond the date such payment is originally due.

          (d) Any license fee paid by an applicant shall be returned to the applicant if the application is denied.

          (e) Payment of all fees required to be paid pursuant to this section may be made by personal, certified or cashier's check, United States post office money order, debit or credit card or cash, or by electronic payment authorized by the applicant in a manner prescribed by the director.

          (f) All fees received by the director pursuant to this section shall be remitted by the director to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the state general fund.

          (g) Every applicant for a manufacturer's, distributor's, nonbeverage user's, microbrewery, microdistillery, farm winery, retailer's or special order shipping license shall file with the application a joint and several bond on a form prescribed by the director and executed by good and sufficient corporate sureties licensed to do business within the state of Kansas to the director, in the following amounts:

          (1) For a manufacturer, $25,000;

          (2) for a spirits distributor, $15,000 or an amount equal to the highest monthly liability of the distributor for taxes imposed by the Kansas liquor control act for any of the 12 months immediately prior to renewal of the distributor's license, whichever amount is greater;

          (3) for a beer or wine distributor, $5,000 or an amount equal to the highest monthly liability of the distributor for taxes imposed by the Kansas liquor control act for any of the 12 months immediately prior to renewal of the distributor's license, whichever amount is greater;

          (4) for a retailer, $2,000;

          (5) for nonbeverage users, $200 for class 1, $500 for class 2, $1,000 for class 3, $5,000 for class 4 and $10,000 for class 5;

          (6) for a microbrewery, microdistillery or a farm winery, $2,000; and

          (7) for a winery holding a special order shipping license, $750, unless the winery has already complied with subsection (g)(6).

          If a distributor holds or applies for more than one distributor's license, only one bond for all such licenses shall be required, which bond shall be in an amount equal to the highest applicable bond.

          (h) All bonds required by this section shall be conditioned on the licensee's compliance with the provisions of this act and payment of all taxes, fees, fines and forfeitures which may be assessed against the licensee.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 33; L. 1953, ch. 238, § 4; L. 1958, ch. 50, § 1 (Budget Session); L. 1983, ch. 161, § 9; L. 1985, ch. 170, § 28; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 26; L. 1989, ch. 146, § 2; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 126; L. 2009, ch. 114, § 5; L. 2010, ch. 142, § 8; L. 2012, ch. 144, § 17; July 1.

41-318. Procedure upon application for original retailer's license; notice and hearing; recommendations of city or township.

          When application for a retailer's license to sell alcoholic liquor in the original package in any city or township as authorized by K.S.A. 41-303, and amendments thereto, is filed with the director, the director shall notify the city clerk of the city or the township clerk of the township where such license is sought. Such notice shall state the date and place where a hearing will be held on such application. No such license shall be issued by the director until the expiration of at least 10 days from the time of filing such application with the director, during which period the governing body of such city or the township board of such township may make advisory recommendations relative to the granting or refusal to grant a license. The hearing on the application shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 34; L. 1988, ch. 356, § 132; L. 1990, ch. 179, § 2; L. 2000, ch. 166, § 2; July 1.

41-319. Time limit on grant or denial of license.

          (a) Except as provided by subsection (b), within 30 days after an application is filed for a retailer's, microbrewery, microdistillery or farm winery license and within 20 days after an application is filed for a manufacturer's, distributor's or nonbeverage user's license, the director shall enter an order either denying or granting the license. If the director does not enter an order within the time prescribed, the license applied for shall be deemed to have been denied. The director, with the written consent of the applicant for a license, may delay entering an order on an application for an additional period of not to exceed 30 days.

          (b) In order to complete any national criminal history record check of an applicant who submitted any application after January 31, 2001, and if the applicant is not a resident of the state of Kansas on the date of submission of such application or has not been a resident for at least one year immediately preceding the date of submission of such application the director shall enter an order either denying or granting the license within 90 days after such application is filed. If the director does not enter an order within the time prescribed, the license applied for shall be deemed to have been denied. The director, with the written consent of the applicant for a license, may delay entering an order on an application for an additional period of not to exceed 30 days.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 35; L. 1983, ch. 161, § 10; L. 1986, ch. 318, § 45; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 27; L. 2001, ch. 55, § 4; L. 2012, ch. 144, § 18; L. 2015, ch. 82, § 30; July 1.

41-320. Kansas administrative procedure act applies to proceedings.

          The provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act shall apply to all proceedings involving the following:

          (1) Denial of an application for any license to be issued pursuant to the Kansas liquor control act;

          (2) suspension of any license issued pursuant to the Kansas liquor control act;

          (3) involuntary cancellation of any license issued pursuant to the Kansas liquor control act;

          (4) revocation of any license issued pursuant to the Kansas liquor control act; and

          (5) assessment of any civil fine pursuant to K.S.A. 41-328, and amendments thereto.

          (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), no license shall be suspended, involuntarily canceled or revoked unless there is an opportunity for a hearing before the director.

          (c) When proceedings for the suspension, involuntary cancellation or revocation of a distributor’s license are filed and the distributor has been issued more than one license for distributing places of business in this state, any order of the director suspending or revoking the license at any one place of business shall suspend or revoke all licenses issued to the distributor. When one person is the holder of stock or an ownership interest in two or more corporations licensed as distributors under the provisions of this act, any order of the director suspending or revoking the license of any such corporation shall operate as a suspension or revocation of the license of all corporations licensed as distributors in which the person is a stockholder.

d        (d) Notwithstanding any provision of the law to the contrary, the secretary may designate the director to be the presiding officer in any proceeding conducted pursuant to this section.

History: L. 2015, ch. 82, § 13; July 1.

41-320a. Cancellation or revocation of a license; grounds therefore.

          (a) The director may suspend, involuntarily cancel or revoke any license issued pursuant to the Kansas liquor control act if, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, the director determines that the licensee has:

          (1) Fraudulently obtained the license by providing false information on the application therefor, or at any hearing thereon;

          (2) violated any of the provisions of the Kansas liquor control act, or any rules or regulations adopted pursuant to such act; or

          (3) become ineligible to obtain a license or permit under K.S.A. 41- 311 or K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 41-311b, and amendments thereto.

          (b) This section shall be a part of and supplemental to the Kansas liquor control act.

History: L. 2015, ch. 82, § 11; July 1.

41-347. Temporary permit, charitable auction or limited issue decanter sale.

          (a) The director may issue, in accordance with rules and regulations of the secretary: (1) To one or more charitable organizations a temporary permit authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at an auction; or (2) to an individual a temporary permit authorizing the sale of one or more limited issue porcelain containers containing alcoholic liquor. The permit shall be issued in the names of the charitable organizations or individual to which it is issued.

          (b) Applications for temporary permits shall be required to be filed with the director not less than 14 days before the event for which the permit is sought unless the director waives such requirement for good cause. Each application for a permit authorizing an auction shall state the purposes for which the proceeds of the event will be used. The application shall be upon a form prescribed and furnished by the director and shall be filed with the director in duplicate. Each application shall be accompanied by a permit fee of $25 for each day for which the permit is issued. Such fee shall be paid in full by a certified or cashier's check of a bank within this state, United States post office money order or cash. All permit fees collected by the director pursuant to this section shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the state general fund.

          (c) Temporary permits shall specify the premises for which they are issued and shall be issued only for premises which comply with all applicable zoning regulations.

          (d) A temporary permit shall be issued for a period of time not to exceed three consecutive days, the dates and hours of which shall be specified in the permit. Not more than one temporary permit may be issued to any one applicant in a calendar year.

          (e) All proceeds from an auction for which a temporary permit is issued shall be used only for the purposes stated in the application for such permit.

          (f) A temporary permit shall not be transferable or assignable.

          (g) The director may refuse to issue a temporary permit to any charitable organization or individual which has violated any provision of the Kansas liquor control act.

          (h) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas liquor control act.

History: L. 1995, ch. 258, § 4; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 128; L. 2005, ch. 201, § 6; Nov. 15.

41-350. Direct shipment to consumers by winery; special order shipping license; collection of gallonage taxes; rules and regulations.

          (a) For the purposes of this act, the term "winery" means any maker or producer of wine whether in this state or in any other state, who holds a valid federal basic wine manufacturing permit. The terms "director" and "secretary" have the meaning ascribed to these terms in K.S.A. 41-102, and amendments thereto.

          (b) Any winery may be authorized to make direct shipments of wine to consumers in this state upon obtaining a special order shipping license from the secretary pursuant to this act.

          (1) A special order shipping license shall only be issued to a winery upon compliance with all applicable provisions of this act and the regulations promulgated pursuant to this act, and upon payment of a license fee in the amount of $100. The license term for a special order shipping license shall commence on the date the license is issued by the director and shall end two years after that date.

          (2) A special order shipping license shall entitle the winery to ship wine upon order directly to consumers for personal or household use in this state. The purchaser shall pay the purchase price and all shipping costs directly to the permit holder. Enforcement taxes collected herein shall be paid solely on the purchase price and not on the shipping costs.

          (c) No holder of a special order shipping license shall be permitted to ship in excess of 12 standard cases of wine of one brand or a combination of brands into this state to any one consumer or address per calendar year.

          (d) (1) Before accepting an order from a consumer in this state, the holder of a special order shipping license shall require that the person placing the order to state affirmatively that he or she is 21 years of age or older and shall verify the age of such person placing the order either by the physical examination of an approved government issued form of identification or by utilizing an internet based age and identification service approved by the director of alcoholic beverage control, or the director's designee.

          (2) Every shipment of wine by the holder of a special order shipping license shall be clearly marked 'Alcoholic Beverages, Adult Signature Required' and the carrier delivering such shipment shall be responsible for obtaining the signature of an adult who is at least 21 years of age as a condition of delivery.

          (e) A special order shipping license shall not authorize the shipment of any wine to any premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages pursuant to this act or the club and drinking establishment act.

          (f) The failure to comply strictly with the requirements of this act and rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this act shall be grounds for the revocation of a special order shipping license or other disciplinary action by the director. After notice and an opportunity for hearing in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act, the director may refuse to issue or renew or may revoke a shipping permit upon a finding that the permit holder has failed to comply with any provision of this section or K.S.A. 41-501 et seq., and amendments thereto, or any rules and regulations adopted pursuant to such statutes. Upon revocation of a special order shipping license for shipment of wine to a person not of legal age as required herein such winery shall not be issued any special order shipping license pursuant to this act for a period of one year from the date of revocation.

          (g) The holder of a special order shipping license shall collect all gallonage taxes imposed by K.S.A. 41-501 et seq., and amendments thereto, shall remit such taxes annually in a manner prescribed by the secretary and shall accompany such remittance with such reports, documentation and other information as may be required by the secretary. In addition, an applicant for and a holder of a special order shipping license, as a condition of receiving and holding a valid license, shall:

          (1) Collect and pay the applicable Kansas enforcement tax on each sale shipped to a consumer in Kansas imposed by K.S.A. 79-4101 et seq., and amendments thereto;

          (2) accompany each remittance with such sales tax reports, documentation and other information as may be required by the director of taxation; and

          (3) if the holder of the license is an out-of-state shipper, the licensee shall be deemed to have appointed the secretary of state as the resident agent and representative of the licensee to accept service of process from the secretary of revenue, the director and the courts of this state concerning enforcement of this section, K.S.A. 41-501 et seq., and amendments thereto, and any related laws and rules and regulations and to accept service of any notice or order provided for in the liquor control act.

          (h) The secretary of revenue may adopt rules and regulations to implement, administer and enforce the provisions of this section.

          (i) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas liquor control act.

History: L. 2009, ch. 114, § 1; L. 2010, ch. 142, § 10; July 1.

41-351. Farm winery; annual farmers' market sales permit; rules and regulations.

          (a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of the Kansas liquor control act, the club and drinking establishment act or the Kansas cereal malt beverage act, any person who is licensed to sell wine pursuant to K.S.A. 41-308a, and amendments thereto, may apply to the director for an annual farmers' market sales permit. Such permit shall authorize the licensee, a member of the licensee's family or an employee of the licensee to sell wine in the original unopened container produced and bottled by the licensee at farmers' markets.

          (b) An application submitted pursuant to this section shall be accompanied by an application fee of $25. Permits issued under this section shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance.

          (c) The location locations of the farmers’ markets at which wine shall be sold shall be specified in the application submitted to the director. If the licensee elects to sell wine at a farmers’ market, the location of which was not reported to the director in the application, such licensee shall notify the director of the location before any wine may be sold at that location. The director shall notify the city, county and applicable law enforcement agency where the farmers’ markets are to be held and of the issuance of a permit under this section for the sale of wine at such bona fide farmers’ markets.

          (d) For the purposes of this section, "farmers' markets" means any common facility or area where producers or growers gather on a regular, recurring basis to sell fruits, vegetables, meats and other farm products directly to consumers.

          (e) The secretary may adopt rules and regulations as necessary to implement the provisions of this section.

          (f) This section shall be a part of and supplemental to the Kansas liquor control act.

History: L. 2009, ch. 114, § 2; L. 2015, ch. 82, § 29; July 1.

41-354. Microdistillery; rights of licensee.

          (a) A microdistillery license shall allow:

          (1) The manufacture of not more than 50,000 gallons of spirits per year and the storage thereof;

          (2) the sale to spirit distributors of spirits, manufactured by the licensee;

          (3) the sale, on the licensed premises in the original unopened container to consumers for consumption off the licensed premises, of spirits manufactured by the licensee;

          (4) the serving free of charge on the licensed premises and at special events, monitored and regulated by the division of alcoholic beverage control, of samples of spirits manufactured by the licensee, if the premises are located in a county where the sale of alcoholic liquor is permitted by law in licensed drinking establishments;

          (5) if the licensee is also licensed as a club or drinking establishment, the sale of spirits and other alcoholic liquor for consumption on the licensed premises as authorized by the club and drinking establishment act; and

          (6) if the licensee is also licensed as a caterer, the sale of spirits and other alcoholic liquor for consumption on unlicensed premises as authorized by the club and drinking establishment act.

          (b) Upon application and payment of the fee prescribed by K.S.A. 41-310, and amendments thereto, by a microdistillery licensee, the director may issue not to exceed one microdistillery packaging and ware- housing facility license to the microdistillery licensee. A microdistillery packaging and warehousing facility license shall allow:

          (1) The transfer, from the licensed premises of the microdistillery to the licensed premises of the microdistillery packaging and warehousing facility, of spirits manufactured by the licensee, for the purpose of packaging or storage, or both;

          (2) the transfer, from the licensed premises of the microdistillery packaging and warehousing facility to the licensed premises of the microdistillery, of spirits manufactured by the licensee; or

          (3) the removal from the licensed premises of the microdistillery packaging and warehousing facility of spirits manufactured by the licensee for the purpose of delivery to a licensed spirits wholesaler.

          (c) A microdistillery may sell spirits in the original unopened container to consumers for consumption off the licensed premises at any time between 6 a.m. and 12 midnight on any day except Sunday and between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. If authorized by subsection (a), a microdistillery may serve samples of spirits and serve and sell spirits and other alcoholic liquor for consumption on the licensed premises at any time when a club or drinking establishment is authorized to serve and sell alcoholic liquor.

          (d) The director may issue to the Kansas state fair or any bona fide group of distillers a permit to import into this state small quantities of spirits. Such spirits shall be used only for bona fide educational and scientific tasting programs and shall not be resold. Such spirits shall not be subject to the tax imposed by K.S.A. 41-501, and amendments thereto. The permit shall identify specifically the brand and type of spirit to be imported, the quantity to be imported, the tasting programs for which the spirit is to be used and the times and locations of such programs. The secretary shall adopt rules and regulations governing the importation of spirits pursuant to this subsection and the conduct of tasting programs for which such spirits are imported.

          (e) A microdistillery license or microdistillery packaging and warehousing facility license shall apply only to the premises described in the application and in the license issued and only one location shall be de- scribed in the license.

          (f) No microdistillery shall:

          (1) Employ any person under the age of 18 years in connection with the manufacture, sale or serving of any alcoholic liquor;

          (2) permit any employee of the licensee who is under the age of 21 years to work on the licensed premises at any time when not under the on-premises supervision of either the licensee or an employee of the licensee who is 21 years of age or over;

          (3) employ any person under 21 years of age in connection with mixing or dispensing alcoholic liquor; or

          (4) employ any person in connection with the manufacture or sale of alcoholic liquor if the person has been convicted of a felony.

          (g) Whenever a microdistillery licensee is convicted of a violation of the Kansas liquor control act, the director may revoke the licensee’s license and all fees paid for the license in accordance with the Kansas administrative procedure act.

          (h) The provisions of this section shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2012.

          (i) All rules and regulations adopted on and after July 1, 2012, and prior to July 1, 2013, to implement this section shall continue to be effective and shall be deemed to be duly adopted rules and regulations of the secretary until revised, amended, revoked or nullified pursuant to law.

          (j) This section shall be a part of and supplemental to the Kansas liquor control act.

History: L. 2012, ch. 144, § 2; L. 2013, ch. 130, § 5; July 1.

41-355. Annual vineyard permit.

          (a) Any person engaged in business as a vineyard with not less than 100 vines may apply to the director for an annual vineyard permit.

          (b) A vineyard permit shall authorize the sale in the original, unopened container and the serving by the drink of wine on the premises specified in the permit. A vineyard permit also shall authorize the permit holder to conduct wine tastings in accordance with K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 41-308d, and amendments thereto, on the premises specified in the permit. All wine sold or served by the permit holder shall be produced, in whole or in part, using grapes grown by the permit holder and shall be manufactured by a farm winery.

          (c) Any wine not consumed on the premises shall be disposed of by the permit holder or, prior to its removal from the property, securely resealed and placed in a tamper-proof, transparent bag which is sealed in a manner that makes it visibly apparent if the bag is subsequently opened.

          (d) Permits issued under this section shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance.

          (e) The annual fee for a vineyard permit shall be $100.

          (f) The secretary may adopt rules and regulations as necessary to implement the provisions of this section.

          (g) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas liquor control act.

History: L. 2015, ch. 82, § 25; July 1.