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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 3. Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control
Agency 5. Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
Chapter 30. Tied-House
8/10/2022

3VAC5-30-50. Solicitation of licensees by wine and beer solicitor salesmen or representatives.

A. A permit is not required to solicit or promote wine or beer to wholesale or retail licensees, including mixed beverage licensees, by a wine or beer solicitor salesman who represents any winery, brewery, wholesaler or importer licensed in this Commonwealth engaged in the sale of wine and beer. Further, a permit is not required to sell (which shall include the solicitation or receipt of orders) wine or beer to wholesale or retail licensees, including mixed beverage licensees, by a wine or beer solicitor salesman who represents any winery, brewery or wholesaler licensed in this Commonwealth engaged in the sale of wine and beer.

B. A permit is required to solicit or promote wine or beer to wholesale or retail licensees, including mixed beverage licensees, by a wine or beer solicitor salesman or representative of any out-of-state wholesaler engaged in the sale of wine or beer. A permit under this section shall not authorize the sale of wine by the permittee, the direct solicitation or receipt of orders for wine, or the negotiation of any contract or contract terms for the sale of wine unless such sale, receipt or negotiations are conducted in the presence of a licensed Virginia wholesaler or importer or such Virginia wholesaler's or importer's solicitor salesman or representative. In order to obtain a permit, a person shall:

1. Register with the board by filing an application on such forms as prescribed by the board; and

2. Be 18 years old or older to solicit or promote the sale of wine or beer, and may not be employed at the same time by an out-of-state wholesaler engaged in the sale of wine or beer and by a licensee to solicit the sale of or sell wine or beer, and shall not be in violation of 3VAC5-30-20.

C. Each permit shall expire yearly on June 30 unless sooner suspended or revoked by the board.

D. Solicitation and promotion under this regulation may include educational programs regarding wine or beer for mixed beverage licensees, but shall not include the promotion of, or educational programs related to, spirits or the use thereof in mixed drinks unless a spirits solicitor's permit has been obtained in addition to a solicitor's permit.

E. For the purposes of this regulation, the soliciting or promoting of wine or beer shall be distinguished from the sale of such products, the direct solicitation or receipt of orders for alcoholic beverages or the negotiation of any contract or contract terms for the sale of alcoholic beverages. This regulation shall not be deemed to regulate the representative of a manufacturer, importer or wholesaler from merely calling on retail licensees to check on market conditions, the freshness of products on the shelf or in stock, the percentage or nature of display space, or the collection of similar information where solicitation or product promotion is not involved.

Statutory Authority

§ 4.1-111 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR125-01-3 § 5, eff. December 12, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 1, eff. November 12, 1986; Volume 4, Issue 6, January 21, 1988; Volume 5, Issue 2, eff. November 24, 1988; Volume 6, Issue 2, eff. November 23, 1989; Volume 7, Issue 4, eff. December 19, 1990; Volume 8, Issue 6, eff. January 15, 1992; Volume 9, Issue 6, eff. January 13, 1993; Volume 10, Issue 11, eff. March 23, 1994; Volume 38, Issue 1, eff. January 1, 2022.

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