Montana Code Annotated 2015

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     16-3-101. Alcoholic beverage transactions -- only in accordance with code. (1) A person who manufactures, imports, distributes, or sells alcoholic beverages or the person's agent may not give or sell to any person within the state any alcoholic beverage except as may be permitted by and in accordance with the provisions of this code.
     (2) (a) Except as otherwise provided by this code, a person or the person's agent may not ship, transport, or consign or cause to be shipped, transported, or consigned:
     (i) any alcoholic beverage to any person in this state who does not hold a valid wholesaler's license or connoisseur's license issued by the department; or
     (ii) any liquor except to the state liquor warehouse.
     (b) The prohibition in subsection (2)(a) includes alcoholic beverages ordered or purchased by telephone, computer, or other device, except by persons holding a valid connoisseur's license provided for in 16-4-901.
     (3) Except as otherwise provided by this code, alcoholic beverages shipped, transported, or consigned pursuant to subsection (2)(a) and intended for sale to any person not licensed under this code must be distributed by the licensed wholesaler to a licensed retailer for sale to the ultimate consumer.

     History: En. Sec. 46, Ch. 105, L. 1933; re-en. Sec. 2815.105, R.C.M. 1935; Sec. 4-151, R.C.M. 1947; redes. 4-3-101 by Sec. 120, Ch. 387, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 4-3-101; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 19, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 17, Ch. 68, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 543, L. 2001.

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