2017 Arkansas Code
Title 3 - Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 3-1-103. Exempted products
- (1) The provisions of this act shall not in any manner be construed to apply to the manufacture, sale, and distribution of wines or vinous liquors manufactured, sold, and distributed by residents of Arkansas.
- (2) All wines or vinous liquors which shall be manufactured without the confines of this state shall be legally sold, imported, transported, possessed, and consumed only upon payment of the same privilege and excise taxes as provided for all other alcoholic liquors which are included and legalized under the provisions of this act, and traffic in such vinous liquors shall be subject to all regulations provided herein.
- (b) Malt and vinous beverages containing more than three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) of alcohol by weight and not more than five percent (5%) of alcohol by weight shall be taxed and regulated as provided for malt and vinous beverages containing not more than three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) alcohol by weight under the provisions of chapter 5, subchapter 2 of this title.
- (c) (1) After having been manufactured and prepared for the market, the articles enumerated in this subsection are not subject to this act:
- (A) Denatured alcohol or denatured rum produced and used as provided by laws and regulations now or hereinafter in force;
- (B) Medicinal preparations manufactured in accordance with formulae prescribed in the United States Pharmacopoeia -- National Formulary, or by the American Institute of Homeopathy that are unfit for the use for beverage purposes;
- (C) Patented, patent, and proprietary medicines that are unfit for use for beverage purposes;
- (D) Toilet, medicinal, and antiseptic preparations and solutions that are unfit for use for beverage purposes;
- (E) Flavoring extracts and syrups that are unfit for use as a beverage or for intoxicating beverage purposes;
- (F) Vinegar and preserved sweet cider;
- (G) Alcohol medicated according to such formulae as will render it unfit for beverage purposes and which is to be sold for legitimate external use;
- (H) Alcohol for mechanical and scientific purposes if unfit for a beverage;
- (I) Wines; and
- (J) Confectionery containing less than five percent (5%) by volume of alcohol, if the alcohol is in a nonliquid form as a result of being mixed with other substances.
- (2) Any person who manufactures, purchases, or possesses any of the articles mentioned in this subsection or preparations fit for beverage purposes which are authorized to be manufactured, which may be used in the manufacture of other preparations compounded in accordance with formulae prescribed in the United States Pharmacopoeia -- National Formulary, or by the American Institute of Homeopathy, which preparations when so manufactured are unfit for use for beverage purposes, or in the manufacture of patented, patent, and proprietary or other medicines, or for physicians' prescriptions, which are unfit for use for beverage purposes, may purchase and possess liquors for that purpose. Such person shall keep such records as are required by the Director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division.
- (3) No such manufacturer shall sell, use, or dispose of any liquor otherwise than as an ingredient of the articles authorized to be manufactured therefrom.
- (4) No more alcohol shall be used in the manufacture of any syrup or extract than the quantity necessary for the extraction or solution of the elements mentioned therein and for the preservation of the article.
- (5) The provisions of this act shall not apply to pure, ethyl, or denatured alcohol intended for use or used for scientific, chemical, mechanical, industrial, medicinal, or culinary purposes or for use in the manufacture of patented, patent, proprietary, medicinal, pharmaceutical, antiseptic, toilet, scientific, chemical, mechanical, and industrial preparations or products, unfit for beverage purposes. Any person taking advantage of this subsection shall keep any records as are required by the director.
- (6) Any person who shall knowingly sell any of the articles mentioned in this subsection for beverage purposes or any extract or syrup for intoxicating beverage purposes, or who shall sell any of the same under circumstances for which the seller might reasonably deduce the intention of the purchaser to use them for such purpose, shall be subject to the penalties provided in this act.
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