2020 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 125. Alcohol beverages.
125.65 Permit to solicit for future sales.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 125.65 (2020)

125.65 Permit to solicit for future sales.

(1) The department may issue a permit for wholesale sales for future delivery which authorizes the permittee to solicit orders, and to engage in the sale, of intoxicating liquor for delivery at a future date. A person holding a permit under this section may give a sample of a brand of intoxicating liquor to a “Class A" licensee who has not previously purchased that brand from the permittee.

(2) Permits for wholesale sale for future delivery may be issued to any person who holds a valid certificate issued under s. 73.03 (50), who is qualified under s. 125.04 (5) (a) 1. and (b) and who is at least 18 years of age.

(3) Both natural persons engaged in actual solicitation of orders or sales and their employers shall obtain permits under this section.

(4) The department shall require the following information in applications for permits under this section:

(a) The type of permit desired.

(b) The name and address of the applicant; if the applicant is a partnership, limited liability company or association, the name and address of each member thereof; or if the applicant is a corporation, the name and address of each of its officers.

(c) The places where the business is to be conducted.

(d) For the period of at least 3 years immediately preceding the date of application, the business or occupation, if any, engaged in by the applicant; if a partnership, limited liability company or association, by each member thereof; or if a corporation, by each officer.

(e) Any other information required by the department.

(6) Employers shall furnish the department with the names of all employees engaged in activities requiring a permit under this section and shall notify the department whenever an employee begins or terminates employment. Upon leaving employment, an employee shall submit his or her permit to the department for cancellation.

(7) Every person holding a permit under this section shall exhibit it upon request to any prospective purchaser.

(8) Nonresident persons holding permits under this section may solicit sales from retailers in this state only if the orders are solicited for, and will be filled by, persons holding permits under s. 125.54.

(9) Any person who violates this section shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 or imprisoned for not less than 30 days nor more than 6 months or both. Conviction for a violation of this section shall result in automatic revocation of any permit issued under this section. If a permit issued under this section is so revoked, another permit may not be issued to the same person for a period of 2 years following revocation.

(10) The department may not require a fee for a permit under this section for an individual who is eligible for the veterans fee waiver program under s. 45.44.

History: 1981 c. 79; 1985 a. 302; 1989 a. 253; 1993 a. 112; 1995 a. 27; 2007 a. 85; 2011 a. 209.

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