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Chapter 18B: Regulation of Alcoholic Beverages.

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Article 1 - General Provisions. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-100 18B-100. Purpose of Chapter.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-101 18B-101. Definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-102 18B-102. Manufacture, sale, etc., forbidden except as expressly authorized.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-102.1 18B-102.1. Direct shipments from out-of-state prohibited.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-103 18B-103. Exemptions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-104 18B-104. Administrative penalties.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-105 18B-105. Advertising.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-106 18B-106. Alcoholic beverages for use on oceangoing ships.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-107 18B-107. Alcoholic beverages for use in air commerce.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-108 18B-108. Sales on trains.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-109 18B-109. Direct shipment of alcoholic beverages into State.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-110 18B-110. Emergency.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-111 18B-111. Nontaxpaid alcoholic beverages.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-112 18B-112. Tribal alcoholic beverage control.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-113 18B-113. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-114 18B-114. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-115 18B-115. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-116 18B-116. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-117 18B-117. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-118 18B-118. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-119 18B-119. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 1A - Compensation for Injury Caused by Sales to Underage Persons. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-120 18B-120. Definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-121 18B-121. Claim for relief created for sale to underage person.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-122 18B-122. Burden of proof and admissibility of evidence.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-123 18B-123. Limitation on damages.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-124 18B-124. Joint and several liability.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-125 18B-125. Exceptions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-126 18B-126. Statute of limitations.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-127 18B-127. Duty of clerk of superior court.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-128 18B-128. Common-law rights not abridged.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-129 18B-129. No liability for refusal to sell or for holding documents.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-130 through 18B-199 18B-130 through 18B-199. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 2 - State Administration. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-200 18B-200. North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-201 18B-201. Conflict of interest; gifts.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-202 18B-202. Discharge upon conviction.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-203 18B-203. Powers and duties of the Commission.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-204 18B-204. State warehouse.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-205 18B-205. Accounts and reports required.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-206 18B-206. Standards for alcoholic beverages.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-207 18B-207. Rules.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-208 18B-208. ABC Commission bonds and funds.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-209 through 18B-299 18B-209 through 18B-299. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 3 - Sale, Possession, and Consumption. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-300 18B-300. Purchase, possession and consumption of malt beverages and unfortified wine.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-301 18B-301. Possession and consumption of fortified wine and spirituous liquor.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-302 18B-302. Sale to or purchase by underage persons.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-302.1 18B-302.1. Penalties for certain offenses related to underage persons.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-302.2 18B-302.2. Medical treatment; limited immunity.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-303 18B-303. Amounts of alcoholic beverages that may be purchased.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-304 18B-304. Sale and possession for sale.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-305 18B-305. Other prohibited sales.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-306 18B-306. Making wines and malt beverages for private use.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-307 18B-307. Manufacturing offenses.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-308 18B-308. Sale and consumption at bingo games.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-309 18B-309. Alcoholic beverage sales in Urban Redevelopment Areas.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-310 through 18B-399 18B-310 through 18B-399. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 4 - Transportation. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-400 18B-400. Amounts that may be transported.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-401 18B-401. Manner of transportation.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-402 18B-402. Alcoholic beverages purchased out-of-State.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-403 18B-403. Purchase-transportation permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-403.1 18B-403.1. Purchase-transportation permit for keg or kegs of malt beverages.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-404 18B-404. Additional provisions for purchase and transportation by mixed beverage permittees.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-405 18B-405. Transportation by permittee.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-406 18B-406. Unlawful transportation.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-407 through 18B-499 18B-407 through 18B-499. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 5 - Law Enforcement. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-500 18B-500. Alcohol law-enforcement agents.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-501 18B-501. Local ABC officers.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-502 18B-502. Inspection of licensed premises.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-503 18B-503. Disposition of seized alcoholic beverages.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-504 18B-504. Forfeiture.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-505 18B-505. Restitution.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-506 through 18B-599 18B-506 through 18B-599. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 6 - Elections. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-600 18B-600. Places eligible to hold alcoholic beverage elections.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-601 18B-601. Election procedure.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-602 18B-602. Form of ballots.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-603 18B-603. Effect of alcoholic beverage elections on issuance of permits.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-604 18B-604. Timing and effect of subsequent elections.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-605 18B-605. Local act elections.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-606 through 18B-699 18B-606 through 18B-699. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 7 - Local ABC Boards. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-700 18B-700. Appointment and organization of local ABC boards.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-701 18B-701. Powers and duties of local ABC boards.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-702 18B-702. Financial operations of local boards.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-703 18B-703. Merger of local ABC operations.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-704 18B-704. Removal of local board members and employees.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-705 18B-705. Compliance with performance standards; remedies.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-706 18B-706. Ethics requirements for local boards.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-707 18B-707. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-708 18B-708. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-709 18B-709. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 8 - Operation of ABC Stores. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-800 18B-800. Sale of alcoholic beverages in ABC stores.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-801 18B-801. Location, opening, and closing of stores.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-802 18B-802. When stores operate.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-803 18B-803. Store management.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-804 18B-804. Alcoholic beverage pricing.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-805 18B-805. Distribution of revenue.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-806 18B-806. Damaged alcoholic beverages.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-807 18B-807. Rules.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-808 18B-808. Warning signs regarding dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy required; posting.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-809 through 18B-899 18B-809 through 18B-899. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 9 - Issuance of Permits. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-900 18B-900. Qualifications for permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-901 18B-901. Issuance of permits.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-902 18B-902. Application for permit; fees.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-903 18B-903. Duration of permit; renewal and transfer.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-904 18B-904. Miscellaneous provisions concerning permits.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-905 18B-905. Temporary permits.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-906 18B-906. Applicability of Administrative Procedure Act.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-907 through 18B-999 18B-907 through 18B-999. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 10 - Retail Activity. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1000 18B-1000. Definitions concerning establishments.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1001 18B-1001. Kinds of ABC permits; places eligible.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1001.1 18B-1001.1. Authorization of wine shipper permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1001.2 18B-1001.2. Additional wine shipping requirements.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1001.3 18B-1001.3. Authorization of wine shipper packager permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1002 18B-1002. Special one-time permits.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1003 18B-1003. Responsibilities of permittee.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1004 18B-1004. Hours for sale and consumption.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1005 18B-1005. Conduct on licensed premises.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1005.1 18B-1005.1. Sexually explicit conduct on licensed premises.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1006 18B-1006. Miscellaneous provisions on permits.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1006.1 18B-1006.1. Additional requirement for certain permittees to recycle beverage containers.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1007 18B-1007. Additional requirements for mixed beverages permittees.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1008 18B-1008. Rules concerning retail permits.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1009 18B-1009. In-stand sales.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1010 through 18B-1099 18B-1010 through 18B-1099. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 11 - Commercial Activity. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1100 18B-1100. Commercial permits.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1101 18B-1101. Authorization of unfortified winery permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1102 18B-1102. Authorization of fortified winery permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1103 18B-1103. Authorization of limited winery permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1104 18B-1104. Authorization of brewery permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1105 18B-1105. Authorization of distillery permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1105.1 18B-1105.1. Authorization of liquor importer/bottler permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1106 18B-1106. Authorization of wine importer permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1107 18B-1107. Authorization of wine wholesaler permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1108 18B-1108. Authorization of malt beverages importer permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1109 18B-1109. Authorization of malt beverages wholesaler permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1110 18B-1110. Authorization of bottler permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1111 18B-1111. Authorization of salesman permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1112 18B-1112. Authorization of vendor representative permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1113 18B-1113. Authorization of nonresident malt beverage vendor permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1114 18B-1114. Authorization of nonresident wine vendor permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1114.1 18B-1114.1. Authorization of winery special event permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1114.2 18B-1114.2. Effect of cider and vinegar manufacturer permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1114.3 18B-1114.3. Authorization of wine producer permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1114.4 18B-1114.4. Viticulture/Enology course authorization.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1114.5 18B-1114.5. Authorization of malt beverage special event permit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1114.6 18B-1114.6. Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation course authorization.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1115 18B-1115. Commercial transportation.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1116 18B-1116. Exclusive outlets prohibited.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1117 18B-1117. Repealed by Session Laws 1989, c. 142, s. 3.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1118 18B-1118. Purchase restrictions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1119 18B-1119. Supplier's financial interest in wholesaler.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1120 through 18B-1199 18B-1120 through 18B-1199. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 12 - Wine Distribution Agreements. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1200 18B-1200. Construction; findings and purpose; exceptions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1201 18B-1201. Definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1202 18B-1202. No inducement, coercion, or discrimination.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1203 18B-1203. Primary area of responsibility; no discrimination.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1204 18B-1204. Cancellation.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1205 18B-1205. Notice of intent to terminate.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1206 18B-1206. Transfer of business.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1207 18B-1207. Judicial remedies.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1208 18B-1208. Price of product.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1209 18B-1209. Retaliatory action prohibited.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1210 18B-1210. Management.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1211 18B-1211. No discrimination.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1212 18B-1212. No waiver.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1213 18B-1213. Obligations of purchaser.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1214 18B-1214. Prohibited practices enumerated.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1215 18B-1215. Intent of nondiscrimination.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1216 18B-1216. Relation of Article to other laws.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1217 through 18B-1299 18B-1217 through 18B-1299. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 13 - Beer Franchise Law. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1300 18B-1300. Purpose.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1301 18B-1301. Definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1302 18B-1302. Franchise agreement.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1303 18B-1303. Filing of distribution agreement; no discrimination.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1304 18B-1304. Prohibitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1305 18B-1305. Cause for termination of franchise agreement.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1306 18B-1306. Remedies for wrongful termination.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1307 18B-1307. Transfer or merger of wholesaler's business.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1308 18B-1308. Article part of all franchise agreements.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 18B-1309 18B-1309. Mediation at direction of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.[RTF] [PDF]