Alaska Statutes.
Title 4. Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 11. Licensing
Section 494. Operation of Delivery Sites.
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AS 04.11.494. Operation of Delivery Sites.

(a) If a site has been designated under AS 04.11.491 (f), except as permitted under AS 04.11.491 (f)(1) and (2),

(1) alcoholic beverages brought, sent, or transported to an area by a package store or by a person must be sent shipping prepaid and must be addressed to the delivery site;

(2) a person or common carrier with possession of alcoholic beverages, upon importation into the area, including alcoholic beverages transported as checked baggage accompanying a traveler, must deliver the alcoholic beverages to the delivery site upon arrival if the delivery site is open or must keep the alcoholic beverages in secure storage until the earliest time the delivery site is next open; the delivery must be made without opening the package containing the alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages transported as checked baggage accompanying a traveler may not be released to the traveler before being delivered to the delivery site;

(3) a person who cannot lawfully receive alcoholic beverages from the delivery site may not solicit another to bring, send, or transport alcoholic beverages to an area for the solicitor's use;

(4) a person may not bring, send, or transport alcoholic beverages to an area upon the solicitation of or with the understanding that the alcoholic beverages are for the use of another person who cannot lawfully receive alcoholic beverages from the delivery site; and

(5) alcoholic beverages may not be released from the delivery site except by the operator of the site or an authorized employee or agent of the operator.

(b) The operator of a site designated under AS 04.11.491 (f) and employees and agents of the operator

(1) may not release alcoholic beverages if the package holding the alcoholic beverages is not clearly labeled with the name of the intended recipient or if the package displays the names of more than one recipient;

(2) may not release alcoholic beverages without first determining the identity of the recipient by checking a government-issued identification card containing the person's photograph or establishing another means of positive identification;

(3) may not release alcoholic beverages if the recipient is different than the person whose name appears on the container as the recipient;

(4) may not release alcoholic beverages if the amount released to a recipient in one calendar month is more than a package store is permitted to ship to a purchaser in one calendar month under AS 04.11.150(g) or more than the amount a person may import in one calendar month under a municipal ordinance enacted under AS 04.21.010(a), whichever is less;

(5) may not release alcoholic beverages if the alcoholic beverage or its container violates AS 04.16.100 , 04.16.110 or a municipal ordinance enacted under AS 04.21.010 (a);

(6) may not open packages delivered to the site to inspect the contents unless permitted to do so by a search warrant, or unless the recipient gives written consent to the opening and inspection;

(7) unless the shipper is a licensed package store and the shipping container complies with AS 04.16.125 , may not release alcoholic beverages until the alcoholic beverages have been inspected to determine if release would be lawful under this subsection;

(8) may not release alcoholic beverages until the recipient has paid all applicable taxes and administrative fees authorized under this section;

(9) may not release alcoholic beverages to a recipient and may not employ or otherwise use a person in the operation of the delivery site to handle or secure alcoholic beverages if the person

(A) is under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, controlled substance, or inhalant;

(B) is under a court order or a condition of bail, probation, or parole that prohibits the person from consuming or possessing alcoholic beverages;

(C) is under 21 years of age; or

(D) is disqualified due to the person's criminal record under (e) of this section;

(10) may return alcoholic beverages to the sender or to the point of shipment at the expense of the recipient if alcoholic beverages cannot be lawfully released under this subsection;

(11) may destroy alcoholic beverages

(A) that cannot be lawfully released under this subsection if the recipient elects not to pay for the return of the alcoholic beverages under (10) of this subsection; or

(B) that have not been released within the time period established by regulations adopted under this section;

(12) may establish a voluntary and confidential registration system so as to expedite processing by allowing recipients to be authorized in advance to receive alcoholic beverages;

(13) shall immediately report violations of a provision of this title or a regulation adopted under this title to the Alaska state troopers and, if the site is within a municipality, to the municipal police agency;

(14) shall maintain records concerning recipients and alcoholic beverages delivered to and released by the delivery site in a manner and for a period of time established under regulations adopted under this section, and shall make the records available for inspection by the Alaska state troopers, a municipal police agency if the site is within a municipality, and the board at reasonable times; and

(15) may charge reasonable fees to recipients for registration or for the release of alcoholic beverages under regulations adopted under this section.

(c) Except as provided in (b)(14) of this section, records of recipients and alcoholic beverages delivered to and released by the site are confidential and not subject to disclosure except as required by a court order.

(d) The board shall adopt regulations to implement this section, including hours of operation, requirements for security and recordkeeping, procedures for delivery, release, processing, and destruction of alcoholic beverages, and administrative fees.

(e) A person is disqualified as described under (b)(9) of this section due to the person's criminal record if fewer than

(1) two years have elapsed from the person's unconditional discharge due to a conviction or adjudication as a delinquent for any of the following offenses or a law or ordinance from another jurisdiction with similar elements:

(A) driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, inhalant, or controlled substance under AS 28.35.030 or refusal to submit to a chemical test under AS 28.35.032 ; or

(B) a crime involving domestic violence, as that term is defined under AS 18.66.990 , or violating a protective order under AS 11.56.740 ;

(2) five years have elapsed from the person's unconditional discharge due to a conviction or adjudication as a delinquent for any of the following offenses or a law or ordinance from another jurisdiction with similar elements:

(A) a felony violation or a felony attempt to commit a violation of AS 11.41; or

(B) a misdemeanor violation of or a misdemeanor attempt to violate a provision in this title; or

(3) 10 years have elapsed from the person's unconditional discharge due to a conviction or adjudication as a delinquent for a felony violation or a felony attempt to violate a provision of this title or a law or ordinance from another jurisdiction with similar elements.

(f) Operation of a delivery site under this section constitutes a criminal justice activity. In this subsection, "criminal justice activity" has the meaning given in AS 12.62.900 .

(g) In this section,

(1) "area" means a municipality or established village that has adopted a local option under AS 04.11.491 (a)(1), (2) or (3) or (b)(1) or (2);

(2) "bring" has the meaning given in AS 04.11.499 ;

(3) "controlled substance" has the meaning given in AS 11.71.900 ;

(4) "import" means to send, bring, or transport;

(5) "inhalant" has the meaning given to "hazardous volatile material or substance" in AS 47.37.270 ;

(6) "recipient" means a person entitled to receive or attempting to receive alcoholic beverages from a delivery site;

(7) "send" has the meaning given in AS 04.11.499 ;

(8) "transport" has the meaning given in AS 04.11.499 ;

(9) "unconditional discharge" has the meaning given in AS 12.55.185 .

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