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SB-918 Alcoholic beverages: special nonprofit sales license: wine labels.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 18, 2020


 Section 23786 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

 (a) The department may issue a special nonprofit sales license to a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation, as described in Section 23701a of the Revenue and Taxation Code,  the Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law (Part 3 (commencing with Section 7110) of Division 2 of Title 1 of the Corporations Code), or a nonprofit public benefit corporation, as described in the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law (Part 2 (commencing with Section 5110) of Division 2 of Title 1 of the Corporations Code),  that has a board membership composed of the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, or their designee, the Chair of the Department of Viticulture and Enology, or their designee, and the Chair of the Department of Food Science and Technology, or their designee, of the public university located within the county of the 28th class that includes courses in viticulture and enology in its curriculum.
(b) A special nonprofit sales license authorizes the licensee to do all of the following:
(1) Accept the transfer of, and take title to, up to 20,000 gallons of wine per year produced by the public university described in subdivision (a), notwithstanding that the public university does not hold any license issued pursuant to this division. For purposes of this section, “produced” includes wine donated to, or purchased by, the public university for educational or experimental purposes and that are thereafter treated or processed by the public university.
(2) Sell wine received pursuant to paragraph (1) to consumers for consumption off the licensed premises or to other licensees authorized to sell wine.
(3) Give licensees samples of the wine it sells, subject to the limitations in subdivision (a) of Section 23386 and any department regulations.
(c) The special nonprofit sales license does not authorize the licensee to purchase or otherwise obtain wine from a licensee or other manufacturer or seller of wine, except as specified in this section.
(d) A public university, as described in subdivision (a), may transfer wine produced by the public university to a special nonprofit sales licensee.

SEC. 2.

 Section 25248 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

 (a) Any wine labeled with an American Viticultural Area established pursuant to Part 9 (commencing with Section 9.1) of Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations that is located entirely within the County of Mendocino shall bear the designation “Mendocino County” on the label in a type size not smaller than two millimeters on containers of more than 187 milliliters or not smaller than one millimeter on containers of 187 milliliters or less.
(b) The department may suspend or revoke the license of any person who violates this section.
(c) This section shall not apply to any wine labeled with a viticultural area appellation of origin established pursuant to Part 9 (commencing with Section 9.1) of Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations when the name of the appellation includes “Mendocino.”
(d) This section shall apply to wines bottled on or after January 1, 2023.
(e) Except as provided in subdivision (b), a violation of this section shall not subject a person to any civil or criminal penalties pursuant to this division.