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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 9. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES [23000 - 25762]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 152. )
  

CHAPTER 16. Regulatory Provisions [25600 - 25686]

  ( Chapter 16 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 152. )
  

ARTICLE 1. In General [25600 - 25623.5]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 152. )

  
25616.  

Any person who knowingly or willfully files a false license fee report with the department, and any person who refuses to permit the department or any of its representatives to make any inspection or examination for which provision is made in this division, or who fails to keep books of account as prescribed by the department, or who fails to preserve such books for the inspection of the department for such time as the department deems necessary, or who alters, cancels, or obliterates entries in such books of account for the purpose of falsifying the records of sales of alcoholic beverages made under this division is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars ($200) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one month nor more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 60. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)