§60-3-22. Sales to certain persons prohibited.

(a) Alcoholic liquors and nonintoxicating beer as defined in section three, article sixteen, chapter eleven of this code shall not be sold to a person who is:

(1) Less than twenty-one years of age;

(2) An habitual drunkard;

(3) Intoxicated;

(4) Addicted to the use of any controlled substance as defined by any of the provisions of chapter sixty-a of this code; or

(5) Mentally incompetent.

(b) It shall be a defense to a violation of subdivision (1), subsection (a) of this section if the seller shows that the purchaser:

(1) Produced written evidence which showed his or her age to be at least the required age for purchase and which bore a physical description of the person named on the writing which reasonably described the purchaser; or

(2) Produced evidence of other facts that reasonably indicated at the time of sale that the purchaser was at least the required age.

Bills Affecting §60-3-22

2001 Regular Session: SB557
2005 Regular Session: HB2799
2006 Regular Session: HB4056
2008 Regular Session: HB4706
2021 Regular Session: HB2912