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  311.335.  Liquor sales by wholesalers, delivery price — delayed shipment — sale of close-out merchandise permitted, when. — 1.  Any wholesaler licensed to sell intoxicating liquor and wine containing alcohol in excess of five percent by weight shall deliver such intoxicating liquor and wine to a retailer at the price in effect for that calendar month in which the delivery occurs.

  2.  Such wholesaler licensed to sell intoxicating liquor and wine containing alcohol in excess of five percent by weight shall not take an order for delivery in a month subsequent to the month in which the order is taken, provided that during the last five business days of each month, orders may be taken for delivery in the following month at the price in effect for that following month and provided, further, that for any order received within the last five business days of a month, the wholesaler may, with the consent of the retailer placing such order, deliver such order to the retailer within the first five business days of the month following the month in which the order was received by such wholesaler at the price in effect for the month in which the order was placed.  Such order received within the last five business days of a month and delivered within the first five business days of the subsequent month shall be known as a "delayed shipment".  A delayed shipment shall be deemed delivered on the last business day of the month in which the order was received for purposes of implementing and enforcing rules and regulations of the supervisor of alcohol and tobacco control relating to invoicing, discounts and ordinary commercial credit terms.

  3.  Any wholesaler licensed to sell intoxicating liquors and wines containing alcohol in excess of five percent by weight shall be allowed to offer for sale intoxicating liquors or wines containing alcohol in excess of five percent by weight to persons duly licensed to sell intoxicating liquors and wines at retail at prices which are below the wholesaler's cost only if such intoxicating liquors and wines are designated to be close-out merchandise.  Wholesalers shall designate intoxicating liquors and wines containing alcohol in excess of five percent by weight to be close-out merchandise by identifying them such as close-out items when providing monthly pricing information to retailers as required in section 311.333.  A wholesaler shall not purchase any intoxicating liquor or wine containing alcohol in excess of five percent by weight while such intoxicating liquor or wine is designated as close-out merchandise.  Intoxicating liquors or wines containing alcohol in excess of five percent by weight that are designated as close-out merchandise shall be designated as close-out merchandise for not less than six consecutive months.  After such time, a wholesaler may remove items from close-out designation by no longer identifying them as close-out items when providing monthly pricing information to retailers as required in section 311.333.

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(L. 1998 H.B. 1705 § 1, A.L. 2009 H.B. 132)


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