§ 3-6-14. Certificate of compliance.
(a) As conditions precedent to transporting, or causing to be transported, distilled spirits, malt beverages, and vinous beverages into this state for storage, sale, or consumption in this state, any person, firm, or corporation located in another state shall first obtain a certificate of compliance from the department.
(b) The certificate of compliance shall be issued upon the condition that the holder furnishes from time to time, as the department may require, but in no event more often than once each month, information concerning all shipments or sales of distilled spirits, malt beverages, and vinous beverages made into this state. The holder must also furnish information concerning the brand, type of container, quantity, and other information that may be required by the department. The department is empowered to promulgate any rules and regulations that may be necessary for the enforcement of this subsection.
(c) As a condition precedent to the issuance of and during the term of a certificate, the holder shall comply with the provisions of this title, and all rules and regulations promulgated under authority of this title.
(d) The department may suspend, cancel, or revoke any certificate of compliance for violation of the terms or conditions of the certificate.
(e) The certificate of compliance shall contain on its face a list of those distilled spirits, malt beverages, and vinous beverages transported or caused to be transported into this state by the holder of the certificate.
(f) The annual fee for the certificate of compliance is forty dollars ($40.00) for each and every brand, blend, mixture, variety, type, kind, and class of distilled spirits, malt beverages, and vinous beverages. The annual fee, prorated to the year ending December 1st in every calendar year, is paid to the department, and deposited as general revenues. The department may fix a flat fee per gallon instead of the annual fee for any of the above categories where the application for a certificate of compliance contains an affidavit that less than twenty-five (25) gallons of the category involved will be imported during the year for which filed.
(G.L. 1956, § 3-6-14; P.L. 1959, ch. 156, § 1; P.L. 1963, ch. 150, § 1; P.L. 1977, ch. 240, § l; P.L. 1987, ch. 95, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 40, § 2; P.L. 1996, ch. 2, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 100, art. 36, § 9; P.L. 2002, ch. 65, art. 13, § 20; P.L. 2004, ch. 595, art. 30, § 1.)