2003 -- H 5017 SUBSTITUTE B
A N A C T
RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- REGULATION OF SALES
Introduced By: Representative Robert B. Lowe
Date Introduced: January 09, 2003
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 3-8 of the General Laws entitled "Regulation of Sales" is hereby
amended by adding thereto the following section:
3-8-5.1. Compliance check. – (a) As used in this section the term “compliance check”
means the sending of a minor into a retail outlet to see if that minor could purchase alcohol. As
used in this section the term "purchase survey" refers to compliance checks that are a part of a
(b) Underage individuals acting as agents for the state or municipal police department
may purchase, with impunity from prosecution, alcohol for the purposes of law enforcement,
provided that the underage individuals are supervised by an adult law enforcement official. Any
individual participating in an unannounced compliance check and/or purchase survey must state
his/her accurate age if asked by the employee of the licensed establishment being checked.
(c) If the compliance check is a part of a general enforcement operation and results in the
sale of alcohol to the minor, the manager of the retail outlet shall be notified within 48 hours of
the violation. If the compliance check is a part of a purchase survey and results in the sale of
alcohol to the minor, the manager of the retail outlet shall be notified of the violation upon
completion of the purchase survey in that community.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.