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§18B‑204.  State warehouse.

(a)        Contracting forPrivate Warehouse. – The Commission shall provide for the receipt, storage, anddistribution of spirituous liquor by one of the following methods:

(1)        By negotiatedcontract with a privately owned warehouse;

(2)        By negotiatedcontract with privately owned warehouses in several regions of the State. TheCommission shall choose locations for the warehouses to promote efficientdistribution of spirituous liquor to all local boards, to maintain control ofthat liquor, and to insure the Commission's supervision of warehousingprocedures; or

(3)        By the constructionof a warehouse, and by contracting for receipt, storage and distribution ofspirituous liquor by an independent contractor, by negotiated contract or by theuse of procedures for purchase and contract by State agencies, for theoperation of that warehouse.

(b)        Audits andInspections. – Contracts entered into pursuant to this section shall providethe following:

(1)        That an annualaudited financial statement be prepared and submitted to the Commission by theperson contracting with the Commission;

(2)        That all warehouserecords be available for inspection at all times by the Commission and theDepartment of Revenue; and

(3)        That all warehouseaccounts relating to the receipt, storage, or distribution of spirituous liquorbe subject to audit by the State Auditor.

(c)        Emergency orTemporary Operation. – If the independent operator of a warehouse changes, orif some other occurrence results in substantially impeded distribution ofspirituous liquor from a warehouse, the Commission may operate that warehouseon an interim emergency or temporary basis.

(d)        Rules. – TheCommission may adopt rules regarding warehouse operations, and violations ofthose rules by a party with whom the Commission contracts shall be grounds fortermination by the Commission of a contract entered into under this section. (1937,c. 49, s. 4; cc. 237, 411; 1945, c. 954; 1949, c. 974, s. 9; 1961, c. 956;1963, c. 426, s. 12; c. 916, s. 2; c. 1119, s. 1; 1965, c. 1063; c. 1102, s. 3;1967, c. 222, s. 2; c. 1240, s. 1; 1971, c. 872, s. 1; 1973, c. 28; c. 473, s.1; c. 476, s. 133; c. 606; c. 1288, s. 1; cc. 1369, 1396; 1975, cc. 240, 453,640; 1977, c. 70, ss. 15.1, 15.2, 16; c. 176, ss. 2, 6; 1977, 2nd Sess., c.1138, ss. 3, 4, 18; 1979, c. 384, s. 1; c. 445, s. 5; c. 482; c. 801, s. 4;1981, c. 412, s. 2; 1981 (Reg. Sess., 1982), c. 1285, s. 3; 1987, c. 136, s.2.)