CHAPTER 353

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 359

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO .1

AND SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Subsection (40) of Section 101 of Title 4 of the Delaware Code by striking subsection (40) in its entirety and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(40) 'Spirits, wine, and beer tasting' means the consumption of spirits, wine, and beer for the purpose of sampling for prospective purchase only. The quantity of any individual spirit, wine, and beer sampled is not to exceed one (1) ounce for wine and beer and one-half (1/2) ounce for spirits. Spirits must be 80 proof or less and beer must be a new product line in the marketplace less than I year."

Section 2. Amend Section 525 of Title 4 of the Delaware Code by striking Section 525 in its entirety and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"Section 525. Spirits, Wine, and Beer Tasting.

A license to permit spirits, wine, and beer tasting may be granted by the Commission to any person holding a license under this title as a retailer. Spirits, wine, and beer tasting may take place only in a separate portion of a licensee's premises where alcoholic beverages are not sold. The separate portion of the premises shall be an area designated for spirits, wine, and beer tasting by the Commission. No charge may be made for the spirits, wine, and beer tasting."

Section 3. Amend §§5I2A(e) and 554(ee), Title 4, Delaware by deleting "wine tasting"

as it appears in each and by inserting in lieu thereof in each "spirits, wine, and beer tasting".

Approved June 5, 1996

Approved June 5, 1996