Regarding the Sale of Alcohol by a Manufacturer with an On-premises Retail License

Last updated: Jun 18, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Alcohol / Tobacco / Guns
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Senator Tom Saviello, Senate 18 - Oxford County
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 388



UPDATE: This bill has been signed into law. It will take effect 90 days post-adjournment.

UPDATE: This amended bill has passed the House and Senate and is on its way to the governor for action.


This bill clarifies existing law that permits a person that is licensed to manufacture malt liquor, wine or spirits at a facility in the State to sell the product that person produces from the manufacturing facility for off-premises consumption without having to get a separate off-premises retail license. The bill specifies that the location of the manufacturing facility where off-premises sales of the manufacturer's product occur is not required to be accessed by a separate entrance from the area of the facility that is licensed to serve alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption. It also clarifies that distilleries and small distilleries are subject to the existing law that requires spirits sold at retail to first be listed for sale and distributed by the State.