Alcoholic Beverages

Retail Licenses

SECTION 3-7-16.7

§ 3-7-16.7. Class AS license.

A retailer's Class AS license may be issued within the state by the local licensing authority and authorizes the licensee to sell at retail, wines purchased from a Rhode Island licensed wholesaler, to be used for sacramental purposes only, to any duly ordained priest, minister or rabbi or to any church or religious society. The label on the bottle shall designate "for sacramental or altar purposes only." The holder of a Class A license is also authorized to sell at retail, sacramental wines to be used for sacramental purposes. The annual fee for the Class AS license is fifty dollars ($50) prorated to the year ending December 1st of every calendar year. The holder of a Class AS license shall be authorized to sell no more than two hundred fifty (250) cases of sacramental wine per calendar year. The license is limited to the same days and hours of a Class A license within the city or town where the license is issued. The sale of wine for sacramental purposes is exempt pursuant to subdivision 3-10-1(b).

History of Section.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 138, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 193, § 1.)