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News, Upcoming Classes and Contacts




.05 Legislation Advances in Hawaii

Source: Berman and Company

By Jackson Shedelbower

February 9, 2020

This week, legislation that would lower the legal blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for driving from 0.08 to 0.05 advanced through committee in Hawaii. Deviating from the national standard by roughly 40 percent would have a chilling effect on the dining out experience. Consumers will be discouraged from ordering even a single drink with dinner prior to driving in fear of arrest.


Vermont Introduces Legislation to Lower Drunk Driving Limit 

Source: Berman and Company

By Jackson Shedelbower

January 19, 2020

This week, Vermont introduced legislation that would lower the legal blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for driving from 0.08 to 0.05-joining a growing group of states that have considered the idea in recent years. Deviating from the national standard by roughly 40 percent would have a chilling effect on the dining out experience. Consumers will be discouraged from ordering more than one drink (if any) with dinner prior to driving in fear of arrest. 

FDA bans most flavored e-cigarette cartridges

The Alabama Alcoholic     Beverage Control Board has instructed its inspectors to enforce the federal     law setting the purchase age for tobacco, including e-cigarettes, at     21. "It is our understanding that the law went into effect last     week," an ABC spokesman told the Alabama Retail Association this     morning.

   Also, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration today gave     a 30-day warning to companies that manufacture, distribute and sale     flavored, cartridge-based e-cigarettes. Starting Feb. 1, the     only flavored cartridge e-cigarettes that can be made or purchased     without risk of FDA enforcement action will be tobacco or menthol.

   The new flavor enforcement policy does not apply to tank-based     products.

>> Full FDA guidance document

Today's FDA action is     the latest effort to curb youth use of e-cigarettes.

   On Dec. 20, the president signed a spending bill into law that included a     prohibition against tobacco sales to anyone younger than 21. Prior to this     change, the minimum age to buy tobacco products in Alabama was 19.

   The Alabama Department of Public Health suggests retailers with questions     about the new age requirements contact the Center for Tobacco Products     Office of Small Business Assistance at 1-877-287-1373, or     via email at smallbiz.tobacco@fda.hhs.gov.

>> Link to FDA's tobacco retailer compliance web page

We will continue to     provide information or guidance from federal and state regulatory     agencies on this issue as we receive it.


 Utah has passed new DUI limits and is now the lowest BAC in the country at .05 BAC for DUI.




  28-11-15(b)(1)(2) Required tobacco signage: 

(a) Any person who distributes tobacco or tobacco products within this state shall post conspicuously and keep so posted at each location of distribution and vending machines a sign that is placed in such a manner that it is likely to be read by those seeking to purchase or obtain tobacco products. Each sign shall state that:

(1)Alabama law strictly prohibits the purchase of tobacco products by persons under the age of 21 

(2)Proof of age required for the purchase of tobacco products.

The ABC is now enforcing this. Some of the signs provided by your vendors are not worded as the law is. Please use the official ABC sign provided to keep from getting a ticket. There have been tickets written in North Alabama for improper signage. This sign is also available on our web-site at the bottom of the forms page @ www.pastresponsiblevendor.com  


New Vape Laws

Changes in Alabama's vape laws as reflected in Act#2019-233 went into effect on August 1, 2019. The act introduces major changes for retailers who advertise and/or sell alternative nicotine products, including vape devices and liquids, in the state of Alabama. These changes are geared toward limiting marketing that targets minors, as well as limiting minors' access to alternative nicotine products.

Major changes include:

  • The sale of alternative nicotine products to anyone      under the age of 21 is prohibited.
  • The Alcohol      Beverage Control Board is responsible for the regulation of e-cigarettes      and vape products.
  • Advertising cannot categorize alternative nicotine      products as healthy options to replace smoking.
  • Billboards advertising vaping liquid are limited to the      advertisement of three flavors: tobacco, mint, or menthol.
  • Vape shops are      required to have a tobacco permit.
  • Opening vape shops within 1,000 feet of a school,      church, youth center, daycare center, or public library, playground or      park is prohibited. 

As of October 1, 2018 the Responsible Vendor certification numbers will change. Currently the number for 1 license type is 610, it will now be 610 RVP 1. Currently the certification number for 2 license types is 620, it will now be 620 RVP 2.


 The current read on this per the ABC is that pitchers are OK for beer or margaritas. Any other product such as daiquiris, sangria or others would require additional approval from the ABC. If you are or wish to serve other than beer or margaritas, call the ABC and ask them to get Montgomery approval. Once the new regulation is printed and approved we will know for sure and I will send it in its entirety.

Also remember if the licensee makes their own sangria it must be kept in a mixer which is constantly stirring (not just a container). If not, it is considered "Adulteration of Alcohol". 

Alabama's Human Trafficking Law
 Businesses that are required to post the human trafficking poster include:
All persons owning any establishment that requires a liquor license or alcoholic beverage license and that does not also have a food or beverage permit, or both;
any hotel that been cited as a nuisance as defined in Sections 13A-12-110 to 13A-12-122, inclusive, of the Code of Alabama 1975, or where the establishment has been cited as a nuisance as defined in Section 6-5-140;
any airport, bus, or train station;
and any business that provides entertainment commonly called stripteasing or topless entertaining or entertainment that has employees who are not clad both above and below the waist.
The poster should be posted in a conspicuous location to the public at the entrance of the business or where such posters and notices are customarily posted. The poster must be at least 8.5 x 11 inches. The posters are available here in English and Spanish. Please contact the ABC Board Legal Division at (334) 260-5442 if you need an additional language. 

You can download and print copies of the posters in English or Spanish from our "Filing and Forms" page, page 3 on this site.        

Congratulations to Captain Hal Taylor of the ABC. This morning (4/13/17) Governor Kay Ivey promoted Hal to the top law enforcement position in the state of Alabama. Hal is now acting Secretary of ALEA, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. The Governor couldn't have made a better choice. Again, congratulations Secretary Taylor!


The new Alexander Shunnarah commercials refer directly to DUI prosecution. He talks about suing both the person charged with DUI who hurt your family and the business that sold them the alcohol. That is DRAM SHOP. Be aware and do your due diligence. Train your people and follow the ABC rules, laws and regs. 

 Recently approved ID's State of Alabama, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency temporary license. New temporary licenses will be black and white, not color. Payment receipts for temporary licenses printed from a District Office renewal kiosk are valid for driving and identification purposes. Copies of these ID's are available to you in (secure) XPS document format. If you e-mail me and ask for a copy I will return them by e-mail.  You will need to have XPS or download it to view these documents.   past@knology.net 

Also, please be aware that saving your license information in an electronic format (on your cell phone) is not considered a license. You must print it out and carry a printed copy.      

Upcoming classes


North Alabama and Corporate Trainer

George Burgess (owner P.A.S.T.) 

@256-509-7610 / 256-895-0403 or past@knology.net  

Next classes:   Tuesday June 16th 1 pm, "On Premise",  pubs, taverns, special events, riverboats, speedways, breweries, wineries, ball parks, concessions, 040 On/Off beer and 060 On/Off wine . 

Wednesday June 17th  "Off Premise" grocery, package and convenience stores.

1 pm at Turner Beverage, upstairs on the left. 

site provider: 

Turner Beverage Co., Inc.

1935 Max Luther Dr. 

Huntsville, Al. 35811.

Madison County, Mental Health of Madison County, Telly Lanier @256-705-6493

Birmingham/Jefferson County, Birmingham Budweiser, J. David Aldrich @205-529-7934 or jdavidaldrich@bellsouth.net

Martin Bishop @ 205-478-6255

Tuscaloosa/Northport/West Alabama, Adams Beverage, Bruce Brown @205-292-3026. Classes 3rd Tuesday of every month. Call Bruce for times.

Opelika/Auburn, Adams Beverages, Brittany Webb  @334-718-9765 or brittanywebb@adamsbeverages.net 

Opelika/Auburn, Lee, Russell, Chambers and Tallapoosa Counties, East Alabama Mental Health, Chelsea Neighbors, Gina Smith and Brian Jackson @334-742-2112

Sylacauga/Anniston/Shelby County, Bama Budweiser of Shelby County, Don Ransom (Off Premise)  @800-443-8647/205-369-6798

James Perini  (On Premise) @205-704-0667 or jprops25@gmail.com

Gulf Shores/Orange Beach/Mobile and the coast, Chris Ybarra Office: 251-981-9268 Cell: 251-200-2630 or cottons84@gmail.com"

ABC Contacts

Region A: Theodore (251) 653-0015/Summerdale (251) 947-2971/Thomasville (334) 637-0131
COUNTIES: Choctaw, Clarke, Monroe, Washington, Conecuh, Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia 

Region B: Andalusia (334) 222-3200/Dothan (334) 792-9155
COUNTIES: Butler, Crenshaw, Pike, Barbour, Covington, Coffee, Dale, Henry, Geneva, Houston

Region C: Tuscaloosa (205) 758-7501 COUNTIES: Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Greene, Sumter, Hale, Bibb, Perry, Marengo, Dallas, Wilcox 

Region D: Montgomery (334) 213-6311/Auburn (334) 826-1137
COUNTIES: Chilton, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Autauga, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Montgomery, Macon, Bullock, Russell 


Region E: Florence (256) 764-2435
COUNTIES: Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Lamar, Fayette, Walker 


Region F: Huntsville (256) 726-0401
COUNTIES: Limestone, Madison, Jackson, Morgan, Marshall, DeKalb, Cullman, Blount, Etowah, Cherokee

Region G: Birmingham-Homewood (205) 942-7955/Anniston (256) 237-3211
COUNTIES: Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Calhoun, Cleburne, Randolph, Clay, Talladega

Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

Responsible Vendor Program

PO Box 1151 

Montgomery, Al. 36101

Phone: (334) 213-6314