(1) A common carrier that delivers shipments identified as containing alcoholic beverages to a person or entity in the state shall maintain those shipping records for 30 months and, upon request from the department, report such deliveries to the department as provided in (2).

(2) Reports must be filed electronically on a form provided by the department on or before the 15th day of each January, April, July, and October for deliveries made during the previous quarter, and include the following information about each delivery:

(a) name and address of the consignor of the alcoholic beverages;

(b) name and address of the consignee of the alcoholic beverages;

(c) date of delivery;

(d) weight of the package; and

(e) freight tracking information for the shipment.

(3) If the department determines that a reported delivery transaction violates the Alcoholic Beverage Code or a rule of the department, then the department will notify the common carrier of the basis of the violation so the carrier may take the appropriate action to cease further deliveries of alcoholic beverages in Montana from that consignor until otherwise notified by the department.


History: 16-1-303, MCA; IMP, 16-3-101, 16-6-108, 16-6-302, MCA; NEW, 2021 MAR p. 234, Eff. 2/27/21.