COUNTY OPTION KITCHEN AND TABLE WINE ACT
23-1328A. Prohibition of certain trade practices between vintners, wineries, importers or dealers and distributors. (1) It shall be unlawful for any vintners, winery, importer or dealer, directly or indirectly, or through an affiliate, subsidiary, officer, director, agent or employee:
(a) To require, by agreement or otherwise, that any distributors engaged in the sale or distribution of wine in the state of Idaho purchase any such wine or other distributed products from such person to the exclusion in whole or in part of wine or other products made or imported by other vintners, wineries, importers or dealers;
(b) To induce, by any means, any distributor engaged in the sale or distribution of wine to purchase from or distribute the wine or other products of any vintner, winery, importer or dealer to the exclusion of the wine or products of other vintners, wineries, importers or dealers by any means, including, but not limited to the vintner’s, winery’s, importer’s or dealer’s acquisition of any interest in the distributor’s license, or by acquiring any interest in the real or personal property owned, occupied, or used by the distributor;
(c) To discriminate in price, allowance, rebate, refund, commission, discount, or service between a distributor purchasing wine or a distributor purchasing other products;
(d) To threaten any distributor with any discrimination prohibited under subsection (1) (c) of this section, with the purpose or effect of changing or maintaining resale prices of the vintner, winery, importer or dealer;
(e) To impose conditions or restrictions on a distributor not generally imposed on other distributors; or
(f) To cause a termination, cancellation, nonrenewal or substantial change in competitive circumstances in the relationship with the distributor without providing at least ninety (90) days’ written notice of the termination, cancellation, nonrenewal or substantial change in competitive circumstances. The notice shall state all the reasons for termination, cancellation, nonrenewal or substantial change in competitive circumstances and shall provide that the distributor has ninety (90) days from the date of receipt by said distributor of the vintner’s, winery’s, importer’s or dealer’s notice in which to rectify any claimed deficiency. If the deficiency is rectified within ninety (90) days the notice shall be void. The notice provisions of this section shall not apply if the reason for termination, cancellation or nonrenewal is insolvency, the occurrence of an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or bankruptcy. If the reason for termination, cancellation, nonrenewal or substantial change in competitive circumstances is nonpayment of sums due for the purchase of product, the distributor shall be entitled to written notice of such default, and shall have twenty (20) days in which to remedy such default from the date of delivery or posting of such notice.
(2) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prohibit vintners, wineries, importers or dealers from selecting their own customers in bona fide transactions not in restraint of trade.
[23-1328A, added 1979, ch. 301, sec. 1, p. 820; am. 1984, ch. 221, sec. 12, p. 537.]