11 CSR 70-2.140 - All Licensees

PURPOSE: This rule establishes additional rules for the conduct of business in both retail and wholesale establishments regarding inspection, record keeping, storage, employment, sales, gambling, and consumption by minors.

(1) Licensees at all times are responsible for the conduct of their business and at all times are directly responsible for any act or conduct of any employee on the premises which is in violation of the Intoxicating Liquor Control Laws or the regulations of the supervisor of alcohol and tobacco control.
(2) The licensed premises and all portions of the buildings of the premises, including all rooms, cellars, outbuildings, passageways, closets, vaults, yards, attics, and all buildings used in connection with the operations carried on under the license and which are in the licensee's possession or under its control, and all places where the licensee keeps or has liquor stored, may be inspected by the supervisor of alcohol and tobacco control and his/her agents. Licensees shall cooperate fully with the agents during the inspections.
(3) All licensees shall keep complete and accurate records pertaining to their businesses. Such records include a complete and accurate record of all purchases and of all sales of intoxicating liquor made by them. These records are to include the names and addresses of all persons from whom the liquor is purchased, the dates, kinds and quantities of the purchases and the dates and amounts of payments on account. They also should include the daily gross returns from sales.
(A) All licensees are to keep all files, books, records, papers, state, county and city licenses, and accounts and memoranda pertaining to the business conducted by them, on the licensed premises. The supervisor of alcohol and tobacco control or his/her duly authorized agents and auditors, may inspect, audit, or copy such records at any time.
(B) All records required to be kept by law or rule of the supervisor shall be kept and preserved for a period of two (2) years from the date the record was made.
(4) No licensee may buy or accept any warehouse receipt unless the seller or donor of the receipt first acquires the written permission of the supervisor of alcohol and tobacco control to sell or give away the receipt.
(5) No licensee may have consigned to him/her, receive or accept the delivery of, or keep in storage any intoxicating liquors upon any premises other than those described in his/her license without first having obtained the written permission of the supervisor of alcohol and tobacco control.
(6) No wholesale or retail licensee may sell or possess any spirituous liquor in any package or container holding less than fifty (50) milliliters (1.7 ounces) or more than one (1) gallon. No wholesale or retail licensee may sell or possess any wine in any package or container holding less than one hundred (100) milliliters (3.4 ounces) or more than fifteen and one-half (15 1/2) gallons.

(7) Sale by Minor Prohibited-Exceptions. No person licensed by the supervisor of liquor control to sell intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer in the original package shall employ any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years to sell or assist in the sale or dispensing of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer except that any business so licensed may employ persons at least eighteen (18) years of age to stock, arrange displays, operate the cash register or scanner connected to a cash register, accept payment and sack for carrying out intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer. Employees under the age of twenty-one (21) years may not deliver intoxicating liquor, nor take nonintoxicating beer away from the licensed premises. No person licensed by the supervisor of liquor control to sell intoxicating liquor, or non-intoxicating beer by the drink shall employ any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years to sell or assist in the sale or dispensing of intoxicating liquor, or nonintoxicating beer except that any business so licensed, persons eighteen (18) years of age or older, when acting in the capacity as a waiter or waitress, may accept payment for or serve intoxicating liquor, or nonintoxicating beer in places of business which sell food for consumption on the premises if at least fifty percent (50%) of all sales in those places consist of food. Employees under twenty-one (21) years of age shall not mix or serve across the bar intoxicating beverages or nonintoxicating beer.

(8) (7) Licensees who-
(A) Desire to employ persons under the age of twenty-one (21) as authorized by section 311.300 RSMo, may apply to supervisor using forms provided for that purpose; and
(B) Employ persons under the age of twenty-one (21) years as authorized by section 311.300 RSMo, who do not have at least fifty percent (50%) of the gross sales consisting of nonalcoholic sales may be permitted if an employee twenty-one (21) years of age or older is on the licensed premises during all hours of operation.
(9) (8) No person licensed by the supervisor of alcohol and tobacco control may allow upon his/her licensed premises any self-service, coin-operated, mechanical devices, or automatic dispensers for the purpose of selling or dispensing intoxicating liquor except as pursuant to section 311.205, RSMo.
(10) (9) Any licensee may sponsor or allow promotional games to be conducted upon his/her licensed premises, provided that-

(A) For purposes of this section, the phrase something of value means any money or property, any token, object or article exchangeable for money or property or any form of credit or promise directly or indirectly contemplating transfer of money or property or of any interest in them or involving extension of a service, entertainment or a privilege of playing at a game or scheme without charge;

(B) Money or something of value is not required to be given directly or indirectly for the privilege or opportunity of participating in games or contests or for receiving the award or prize from participation;

(C) (A) The consumption of intoxicating liquor should not be related to or an element of a promotional game or contest either directly or indirectly;
(B) Intoxicating liquor may not be a prize of a promotional game or contest either directly or indirectly;
(D) (C) The conduct or playing of games on premises approved by the Missouri Gaming Commission to conduct games in accordance with Chapter 313, RSMo, does not constitute gambling or gambling activities when the games are conducted in accordance with Chapter 313, RSMo, and the activity, by itself, does not constitute a violation of this regulation;
(E) (D) The sale of state lottery tickets or shares on premises licensed by the lottery commission to sell lottery tickets or shares to the public does not constitute gambling or gambling devices when conducted in accordance with Chapter 313, RSMo and the activity, by itself, does not constitute a violation of this regulation; and

(F) Pari-mutual wagering on horses at licensed tracks licensed by the Missouri Horse Racing Commission shall not be deemed to constitute gambling or gambling devices when conducted in accordance with Chapter 313, RSMo and this activity on licensed premises, by itself, shall not constitute a violation of this regulation; and

(G) (E) The giving of door prizes or other gifts by lot or drawing after payment of a price by members or guests of a charitable organization which has obtained an exemption from payment of federal income taxes as provided in Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, does not constitute gambling or gambling devices when conducted on licensed premises by the charitable organization.
(11) (10) No licensee may employ on or about the licensed premises any person who has been convicted since the ratification of the twenty-first amendment of the Constitution of the United States of a violation of the provisions of any law applicable to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor; or any person who has had a license revoked under Chapter 311, RSMo, unless five (5) years have passed since the revocation of the license.

(A) No retail licensee shall employ a prohibited felon to any position that involves the direct participation in retail sales of intoxicating liquor. The phrase "direct participation in retail sales" includes the duties of accepting payment, taking orders, delivering, mixing or assisting in the mixing or serving of intoxicating liquor in the capacity of, but not limited to, bar manager, bartender, waiter, waitress, cashier, and sales clerk.

(B) A "prohibited felon" is one who has been convicted of a crime under the laws of any state or the United States, where the possible penalty at the time of the offense exceeded one (1) year confinement and the crime involves homicide, assault involving a threat of death or serious injury or actual physical injury, assault upon a law enforcement officer, kidnapping or false imprisonment, any action that would constitute a sexual offense under Chapter 566, RSMo, prostitution, pornography, robbery, arson, stealing, burglary, forgery, counterfeiting, identity theft or false identification, bribery, unlawful use of a weapon, gambling, driving or boating while intoxicated, perjury, fake reports or declarations, the possession, purchase, sale or manufacture of drugs, tax fraud, mail fraud, food stamp fraud, or welfare fraud.

(C) Each retail licensee shall report the identify of any employee with a felony conviction to the supervisor of alcohol and tobacco control within ten (10) days of his/her employment and each retail licensee shall notify the supervisor of alcohol and tobacco control within ten (10) days of the employee leaving the licensee's employment, using forms provided by the division for that purpose.

(D) If the employee is hired in a position that involves the direct participation in retail sales and is a prohibited felon, the division shall notify the licensee that the employee may not serve in the position involving the direct participation in retail sales upon receipt of notice from the licensee. The licensee will either dismiss the employee or reassign the employee to a position not involving the direct participation in retail sales within ten (10) days of the date notice is received by licensee from the division by regular mail service.

(E) If the division determines that an employee involved in the direct participation of retail sales has a felony conviction not listed in subsection ( 11)(B), above, but believes that the felon's conviction should disqualify the employee from the direct participation in retail sales, the division will notify the licensee within ten (10) days. The licensee will either dismiss the employee, reassign the employee to a position not directly involving the retail sale of intoxicating liquor, or file a written appeal with the division within ten (10) days of receiving notice from the division by regular mail service.

(F) If a licensee, or any employee of the licensee acting through the licensee, wishes to appeal a determination by the division that the employee is disqualified from the direct participation in the retail sale of intoxicating liquor as set forth in subsection (11)(E), above, the appeal will be heard by the supervisor or his/her designee within thirty (30) days of the division receiving written notice of the appeal. At the appeal, the division will determine whether the employee's conviction is reasonably related to the competency of the employee to be involved in the direct participation of retail sales. A written determination will be sent to the licensee and employee, if an address is supplied by the employee, within ten (10) days of the appeal.

(12) (11) No licensee, his/her agent or employee may sell intoxicating liquor in any place other than that designated on the license or at any other time or in any other manner except as authorized by the license.
(13) (12) No licensee , his/her agent or employee may permit anyone under the age of twenty-one (21) years of age to consume intoxicating liquor upon or about his/her licensed premises.
(14) (13) No licensee, his/her agent or employee may allow upon or about the licensed premises solicitation for the purposes of prostitution or other immoral activities by any person.
(15) (14) No licensee, his/her agent or employee may possess, store, sell or offer for sale, give away or otherwise dispose of upon or about the licensed premises or permit any person upon or about the licensed premises to possess, store, sell or offer for sale, give away, or otherwise dispose of any controlled substance as defined in Chapter 195, RSMo.

(16) Except as otherwise provided in any provision of Chapter 311 or 312 relating to Sunday licenses, no holder of a license to sell intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer shall sell, give away or otherwise dispose of any nonintoxicating beer upon or about the licensed premises between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on weekdays and between the hours of 1:30 a.m. Sunday and 6:00 a.m. Monday. Further, no nonintoxicating beer may be sold, given away or otherwise disposed of, on premises used as a polling place, between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. upon the day of any general or primary election day in this state.

(17) (15) No licensee, his/her agent or employee may mix or pour, or permit to be mixed or poured, any intoxicating liquor directly into any person's mouth upon or about the licensed premises.

Notes

11 CSR 70-2.140
AUTHORITY: section 311.660, RSMo 2000.* This version of rule filed Feb. 8, 1973, effective Feb. 18, 1973. Amended: Filed Aug. 23, 1974, effective Sept. 2, 1974. Amended: Filed Dec. 19, 1975, effective Dec. 29, 1975. Amended: Filed June 4, 1976, effective Nov. 11, 1976. Amended: Filed Sept. 30, 1976, effective April 15, 1977. Amended: Filed Aug. 21, 1980, effective Dec. 12, 1980. Amended: Filed Aug. 5, 1981, effective Nov. 12, 1981. Amended: Filed Nov. 6, 1981, effective Feb. 11, 1982. Amended: Filed April 7, 1983, effective July 11, 1983. Amended: Filed July 11, 1984, effective Oct. 11, 1984. Amended: Filed Aug. 30, 1985, effective Nov. 11, 1985. Amended: Filed May 13, 1986, effective July 26, 1986. Amended: Filed Aug. 14, 1987, effective Nov. 12, 1987. Amended: Filed Oct. 14, 1987, effective Jan. 14, 1988. Emergency amendment filed Nov. 22, 1989, effective Dec. 2, 1989, expired March 31, 1990. Amended: Filed Nov. 30, 1989, effective Feb. 25, 1990. Amended: Filed Aug. 5, 1991, effective Jan. 13, 1992. Amended: Filed Nov. 4, 1991, effective March 9, 1992. Emergency amendment filed Aug. 26, 1996, effective Sept. 5, 1996, expired March 3, 1997. Amended: Filed Aug. 26, 1996, effective Feb. 28, 1997. Amended: Filed Nov. 21, 1996, effective May 30, 1997. Amended: Filed Feb. 27, 1998, effective Aug. 30, 1998. Amended: Filed Nov. 20, 2003, effective July 30, 2004. Amended by Missouri Register December 17, 2018/Volume 43, Number 24, effective 1/29/2019

*Original authority: 311.660, RSMo 1939, amended 1989.

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