35-12B-15Sale and shipment of wine without direct shipper license prohibited--Action by department for violation--Civil penalty.

Any sale and shipment of wine directly to a person in this state from a winery that does not hold a current wine direct shipper license is prohibited. For the first offense, the department shall send a certified letter to any person who violates this section and order the person to cease and desist any shipment of wine into this state. For any subsequent violation, the department shall notify the alcoholic beverage control agency in the person's state of domicile, if other than this state, and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury of the violation. Any person who violates this section is subject to a civil penalty of up to five thousand dollars. Any money collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the general fund.

Source: SL 2015, ch 196, § 16, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.