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Title 7: Alcoholic Beverages

Chapter 9: LICENSING

7 V.S.A. § 239. Licensee education



§ 239. Licensee education

(a) A new first-class, second-class, third-class, fourth-class, or farmer's market license shall not be granted until the applicant has met with a liquor control investigator or training specialist for the purpose of being informed of the Vermont liquor laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the purchase, storage, and sale of alcohol beverages. A corporation, partnership, or association shall designate a director, partner, or manager who shall comply with the terms of this subsection.

(b) Every first-class, second-class, third-class, fourth-class, or farmer's market licensee and every holder of a manufacturer's license shall complete the Department of Liquor Control licensee training seminar at least once every two years. A corporation, partnership, or association shall designate a director, partner, or manager who shall comply with the terms of this subsection. A first-class, second-class, third-class, fourth-class, or farmer's market license or manufacturer's license shall not be renewed unless the records of the Department of Liquor Control show that the licensee has complied with the terms of this subsection.

(c) Each licensee shall ensure that every employee who is involved in the sale or serving of alcohol beverages completes a training program approved by the Department of Liquor Control before the employee begins serving or selling alcoholic beverages and at least once every 24 months thereafter. Each licensee shall maintain written documentation, signed by each employee trained, of each training program conducted. A licensee may comply with this requirement by conducting its own training program on its premises, using information and materials furnished or approved by the Department of Liquor Control. A licensee who fails to comply with the requirements of this subsection shall be subject to a suspension of no less than one day of the license issued under this title. (Added 1987, No. 103, § 4; amended 1993, No. 11, § 3, eff. April 27, 1993; 1999, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 2013, No. 64, § 5.)