CHAPTER 60. STATE CONTROL OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS.

§60-7-12. Certain acts of licensee prohibited; criminal penalties.

(a) It is unlawful for any licensee, or agent, employee or member thereof, on such licensee’s premises to:

(1) Sell, offer for sale, tender, or serve any alcoholic liquors other than by the drink poured from the original package or container, except as authorized in §60-6-8 of this code;

(2) Authorize or permit any disturbance of the peace, obscene, lewd, immoral, or improper entertainment, conduct, or practice, gambling or any slot machine, multiple coin console machine, multiple coin console slot machine, or device in the nature of a slot machine; however, various games, gaming, and wagering conducted by duly licensed persons of the West Virginia State Lottery Commission, charitable bingo games conducted by duly licensed charitable or public service organization (or its auxiliaries), pursuant to §47-20-1 et seq. of this code, and charitable raffle games conducted by a duly licensed charitable or public service organization (or its auxiliaries), pursuant to §47-21-1 et seq. of this code, all of which are permissible on a licensee’s licensed premises when operated in accordance with this code, rules, and regulations: Provided, That a private resort hotel holding a license issued pursuant to §60-7-1 et seq. of this code, may sell, tender, or dispense nonintoxicating beer, wine, or alcoholic liquors in or on the premises licensed under §29-22A-1 et seq. and §29-22C-1 et seq., or §29-25-1 et seq. of this code, during hours of operation authorized by §29-22A-1 et seq. and §29-22C-1 et seq., or §29-25-1 et seq. of this code;

(3) Sell, give away, or permit the sale of, gift to, or the procurement of any nonintoxicating beer, wine, or alcoholic liquors for or to, or permit the consumption of nonintoxicating beer, wine, or alcoholic liquors on the licensee’s premises, by any person less than 21 years of age;

(4) Sell, give away, or permit the sale of, gift to, or the procurement of any nonintoxicating beer, wine, or alcoholic liquors, for or to any person known to be deemed legally incompetent, or for or to any person who is physically incapacitated due to consumption of nonintoxicating beer, wine or alcoholic liquor or the use of drugs;

(5) Sell, give, or dispense nonintoxicating beer, wine, or alcoholic liquors in or on any licensed premises, or in any rooms directly connected therewith between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on weekdays or Saturdays, between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on any Sunday or, between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in any county upon approval as provided for in §7-1-3ss of this code, on any Sunday; and

(6) Permit the consumption by, or serve to, on the licensed premises any nonintoxicating beer, wine, or alcoholic liquors, covered by this article, to any person who is less than 21 years of age;

(7) With the intent to defraud, alter, change, or misrepresent the quality, quantity, or brand name of any alcoholic liquor;

(8) Sell or offer for sale any alcoholic liquor to any person who is not a duly elected or approved dues-paying member in good standing of said private club or a guest of such member;

(9) Sell, offer for sale, give away, facilitate the use of or allow the use of carbon dioxide, cyclopropane, ethylene, helium, or nitrous oxide for purposes of human consumption except as authorized by the commissioner;

(10)(A) Employ any person who is less than 18 years of age in a position where the primary responsibility for such employment is to sell, furnish, tender, serve, or give nonintoxicating beer, wine, or alcoholic liquors to any person;

(B) Employ any person who is between the ages of 18 and 21 who is not directly supervised by a person aged 21 or over in a position where the primary responsibility for such employment is to sell, furnish, tender, serve or give nonintoxicating beer, wine, or alcoholic liquors to any person; or

(11) Violate any reasonable rule of the commissioner.

(b) It is lawful for any licensee to advertise price and brand in any news media or other means, outside of the licensee’s premises.

(c) Any person who violates any of the foregoing provisions is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $1,000, or imprisoned in jail for a period not to exceed one year, or both fined and imprisoned.

Bills Affecting §60-7-12

2001 Regular Session: HB2839
2002 Regular Session: HB2839
2002 Regular Session: HB4383
2003 Regular Session: HB2208
2003 Regular Session: HB2262
2003 Regular Session: HB2373
2003 Regular Session: HB2541
2003 Regular Session: HB3078
2004 Regular Session: HB2262
2004 Regular Session: HB2373
2004 Regular Session: HB2541
2004 Regular Session: HB4101
2005 Regular Session: HB2044
2005 Regular Session: HB2209
2005 Regular Session: HB2799
2006 Regular Session: HB2044
2006 Regular Session: HB2209
2006 Regular Session: HB4056
2007 Regular Session: HB2135
2007 Regular Session: HB2473
2008 Regular Session: HB2135
2008 Regular Session: HB2473
2008 Regular Session: HB4070
2008 Regular Session: SB232
2008 Regular Session: SB342
2009 Regular Session: HB2122
2009 Regular Session: HB2138
2009 Regular Session: HB3147
2009 Regular Session: SB535
2010 Regular Session: HB2122
2010 Regular Session: HB2138
2010 Regular Session: HB3147
2010 Regular Session: SB615
2011 Regular Session: HB2109
2011 Regular Session: HB2388
2011 Regular Session: HB3256
2012 Regular Session: HB2388
2012 Regular Session: HB3256
2012 Regular Session: SB640
2013 Regular Session: HB2720
2013 Regular Session: HB2946
2013 Regular Session: HB3022
2013 Regular Session: SB590
2014 Regular Session: HB2720
2014 Regular Session: HB4454
2014 Regular Session: SB362
2015 Regular Session: HB2804
2015 Regular Session: HB2944
2015 Regular Session: HB3001
2015 Regular Session: SB42
2015 Regular Session: SB492
2016 Regular Session: HB2804
2016 Regular Session: HB3001
2016 Regular Session: HB4534
2016 Regular Session: HB4565
2016 Regular Session: HB4622
2016 Regular Session: HB4702
2016 Regular Session: SB21
2016 Regular Session: SB298
2016 Regular Session: SB307
2017 Regular Session: HB2321
2017 Regular Session: HB2954
2018 Regular Session: HB2321
2018 Regular Session: HB4615
2018 Regular Session: SB426
2019 Regular Session: HB3025
2019 Regular Session: HB3031
2019 Regular Session: HB3101
2019 Regular Session: HB3105
2019 Regular Session: SB97
2019 Regular Session: SB561
2020 Regular Session: HB4721
2020 Regular Session: HB4770
2020 Regular Session: SB638
2021 Regular Session: HB2025
2021 Regular Session: HB2056
2021 Regular Session: HB2585