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Come-to-rest requirement; exceptions; penalties.
Section 561.5101, Florida Statutes 2004

561.5101  Come-to-rest requirement; exceptions; penalties.--

(1)  For purposes of inspection and tax-revenue control, all malt beverages, except those manufactured and sold pursuant to s. 561.221(3), must come to rest at the licensed premises of an alcoholic beverage wholesaler in this state before being sold to a vendor by the wholesaler. The prohibition contained in this subsection does not apply to the shipment of malt beverages commonly known as private labels. The prohibition contained in this subsection shall not prevent a manufacturer from shipping malt beverages for storage at a bonded warehouse facility, provided that such malt beverages are distributed as provided in this subsection or to an out-of-state entity.

(2)  Any person who is in the business of selling alcoholic beverages and who knowingly and intentionally sells malt beverages in a manner inconsistent with the requirements of subsection (1), whether to a vendor or to an ultimate consumer, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084

History.--s. 6, ch. 97-213.