Any person engaged in the purchase, sale, or use for any purpose other than personal consumption of alcoholic beverages of more than 3.2 percent alcohol by weight or ethyl alcohol, shall obtain the appropriate regulatory permit and identification card from the commissioner as provided in this part. The fee for each permit, other than one issued to a state or federal agency, is $20 and must be submitted together with the appropriate application form provided by the commissioner. Identification cards and permits shall be issued for a period coinciding with that of the appropriate state or municipal license and are not transferable. In instances where there is no annual license period, cards and permits shall expire one year after the date of issuance. The authority to engage in the purchase, sale, or use granted by the card or permit may be revoked by the commissioner upon evidence of a violation by the holder of such a card or permit of any of the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A, or any rule of the commissioner made pursuant to law.
Any distiller, rectifier, winer, or wholesaler having one or more assigned representatives in Minnesota shall for each representative assigned apply to the commissioner on form PS 9127 for a representative's card. A distiller or winer representative, except as provided in subpart 3, shall not, directly or indirectly, take orders from retail licensees or give any financial inducement to any wholesaler's salesperson to promote the sale to a retailer of any alcoholic beverage.
Any on-sale or off-sale liquor dealer or any purchasing agent of any municipal liquor store shall apply to the commissioner on form PS 9135 for a permit to purchase alcoholic beverages containing more than 3.2 percent of alcohol by weight from any manufacturer or wholesaler or their agent or representative. The identification cards must be presented to the manufacturer or wholesaler or their agent or representative when ordering alcoholic beverages containing more than 3.2 percent of alcohol by weight. Manufacturers or wholesalers or any agent or representative thereof shall not sell alcoholic beverages containing more than 3.2 percent alcohol by weight to any licensee, permit holder, or purchasing agent of a municipal liquor store unless the person presents a retailer's identification card issued by the commissioner for the current year.
Minnesota manufacturers, brewers, winers, and wholesalers shall for each employee acting in the capacity of a salesperson or agent apply to the commissioner on form PS 9073 for a salesperson's identification card, which card shall be the authority for the employee to solicit orders from licensed retailers, permit holders, or municipal liquor stores. Salesperson's identification cards shall not be issued to retail licensees, managers of clubs, municipal liquor store employees, or persons engaged in the sale of alcoholic beverages at retail in the regular course of their employment.
Permits for state or federal agencies shall be issued without charge.
October 14, 2013
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