2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 21 - Food And Drugs
CHAPTER 21-23 - Nonalcoholic Bottled Beverages, Drinks and Juices
§ 21-23-2 - Issuance and renewal of permits – Fee – Posting – Exempt cider.

SECTION 21-23-2

   § 21-23-2  Issuance and renewal of permits – Fee – Posting – Exempt cider. – Blank forms of the application for permits shall be furnished by the department without cost. The fee for the permit shall be five hundred and fifty dollars ($550); provided, that the fee for a permit to manufacture or bottle apple cider shall be sixty dollars ($60.00). In order to set the license renewal dates so that all activities for each establishment can be combined on one license instead of on several licenses, the department of health shall set the license renewal date. The license period shall be for twelve (12) months, commencing on the license renewal date, and the license fee shall be at the full annual rate regardless of the date of application or the date of issuance of license. If the license renewal date is changed, the department may make an adjustment to the fees of licensed establishments, not to exceed the annual license fee, in order to implement the change in license renewal date. Any person applying for a permit to bottle or manufacture apple cider shall certify that he or she does not manufacture or bottle any carbonated or nonalcoholic beverage, soda water, fruit juice, syrup, bottled drinking water, either plain or carbonated, or any other so-called soft drink, other than apple cider. The fee received by the department for "bottlers' permits" shall be turned over to the general treasurer. All permits granted under this chapter shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the premises of the bottler so that they may readily be seen by any person inspecting the premises; provided that the fees so far as they relate to cider, shall not apply to any person who manufactures and bottles during any one calendar year not exceeding five hundred (500) gallons of cider.

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