2021 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title XIII - Alcoholic Beverages
Title 178 - Liquor Licenses and Fees
Section 178:27-b - Direct to Consumer Shipments of Alcohol to New Hampshire Residents.

Universal Citation: NH Rev Stat § 178:27-b (2021)
    178:27-b Direct to Consumer Shipments of Alcohol to New Hampshire Residents. –
I. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any business licensed under this chapter as a beverage manufacturer, nano brewery, brew pub, wine manufacturer, liquor manufacturer or beverage distributor may apply for a direct to consumer shipping permit from the commission. The permit shall authorize the holder to sell and deliver alcohol beverages to consumers 21 years of age or older located within the state of New Hampshire and businesses licensed by the commission for on-sale and off-sale of alcoholic beverages. There shall be no fee to obtain a shipping permit under this section.
II. No liquor manufacturer shall ship more than 60 individual containers of not more than one liter each of liquor to any consumer's address in New Hampshire in any calendar year. No wine manufacturer shall ship more than 12 9-liter cases or equivalent of wine to any consumer's address in New Hampshire in any calendar year. No beverage manufacturer, nano brewery, brew pub, or beverage distributor shall ship more than 27 gallons of beer, specialty beer or specialty beverage in individual containers of not more than one liter to any consumer's address in New Hampshire in any calendar year. Beer, specialty beer and specialty beverages delivered to New Hampshire consumers under this section shall not exceed 8 percent alcohol by volume.
III. A manufacturer holding a direct to consumer shipping permit may ship directly to New Hampshire consumers over 21 years of age or licensees in packages clearly marked "Alcoholic Beverages, adult signature (over 21 years of age) required." All shipments from direct to consumer shippers shall be made by a licensed carrier as defined in RSA 178:14 and such carriers are required to obtain an adult signature. Direct to consumer permittees or carriers shall not ship into areas of the state where alcohol beverages may not be lawfully sold. Shipments of any other products shall be considered unlicensed shipments under the provisions of RSA 178:1, I.
IV. (a) Direct to consumer shipping permittees shall file reports to the commission. Such reports shall be filed once per month for any month in which a shipment was made in a manner and form required by the commission and include the following information:
(1) The total amount of alcoholic beverages shipped within the state for the preceding month.
(2) The names and addresses of the purchasers to whom the alcoholic beverages were shipped.
(3) The date of purchase, if appropriate, the name of the common carrier used to make each delivery, and the quantity and retail value of each shipment.
(b) The commission may assess a $250 penalty for each failure to report to the commission in a timely manner.
(c) Direct to consumer shipping permittees shall maintain records for at least 3 years which will permit the commission to ascertain the truthfulness of the information filed and permit the commission to perform an audit of the beverage manufacturer, nano brewery, brew pub, wine manufacturer or liquor manufacturer.
V. The liquor commission shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to:
(a) The application procedures and form for the direct to consumer shipping permit authorized under paragraph I.
(b) The signature form or other identification procedures to be used by direct to consumer shipping permittee to ensure that consumers to which alcoholic beverages are being shipped are over 21 years of age.
(c) Filings of intrastate direct shippers under paragraph III.
VI. Violations of this section shall be subject to the penalties contained in RSA 179:58.

Source. 2021, 180:5, eff. July 1, 2021.

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