(1) The department maintains educational materials for each type of alcoholic beverage license along with the trade practices that are permitted by Montana law and rules. Montana law provides that transactions involving alcoholic beverages are illegal unless specifically permitted by law.

(2) Licensees should seek guidance from the department concerning whether actions not listed in the department materials are allowed before engaging in such transactions. Unless the department provides written guidance citing explicit authority, the licensee should treat all transactions not in the educational materials as prohibited.

(3) Failure of a licensee to follow the guidance in the educational materials will not constitute an additional violation of law or rule.

History: 16-1-303, MCA; IMP, 16-1-301, 16-1-302, 16-1-304, 16-3-101, 16-6-301, MCA; NEW, 2012 MAR p. 1846, Eff. 9/21/12.