Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 3. Miscellaneous Prohibitions and Penalties

Sale Of Liquor Not Purchased From Agency Liquor Store Forbidden -- Penalty

16-6-303. Sale of liquor not purchased from agency liquor store forbidden -- penalty. It is unlawful for any licensee to sell or keep for sale or have on the licensee's premises for any purpose whatever any liquor except that purchased from an agency liquor store, and any licensee found in possession of or selling and keeping for sale any liquor that was not purchased from an agency liquor store shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than $500 or more than $1,500, by imprisonment for not less than 3 months or more than 1 year, or by both fine and imprisonment. If the department is satisfied that the liquor was knowingly sold or kept for sale within the licensed premises by the licensee or by the licensee's agents, servants, or employees, the department shall immediately revoke the license.

History: En. Sec. 17, Ch. 84, L. 1937; Sec. 4-419, R.C.M. 1947; amd. and redes. 4-6-102 by Sec. 96, Ch. 387, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 14, Ch. 496, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 4-6-102; amd. Sec. 38, Ch. 530, L. 1995.