PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
IDAHO GRAPE GROWERS AND WINE PRODUCERS COMMISSION
54-3606A. promotion of idaho grape products. (1) In addition to the powers and duties set forth in section 54-3605, Idaho Code, the commission shall have, but is not limited to, the following powers to promote Idaho grape products:
(a) To host, sponsor or participate in activities and events dispensing or serving Idaho grape products to retailers, distributors, importers, evaluators, judges and members of the public. The commission may charge an admission charge to an activity or event.
(b) To host, sponsor or participate in activities and events promoting new markets for Idaho grape products, publicizing reliable information showing the value of Idaho grape products, or promoting research or education benefiting Idaho grape products and Idaho producers, wineries and growers. The commission may charge an admission charge to an activity or event.
(c) To solicit and receive donations of Idaho grape products for the purpose of promoting Idaho grape products.
(d) To purchase Idaho grape products for the purpose of promoting Idaho grape products.
(e) To donate Idaho grape products to activities, events, trade groups and other individuals and entities for the purpose of promoting Idaho grape products.
(f) To donate Idaho grape products to persons or associations for benevolent, charitable or public purposes, subject to the provisions of section 23-1336, Idaho Code.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law including, but not limited to, chapter 13, title 23, Idaho Code, the following shall apply to the commission’s activities under this section:
(a) The commission and the property owner, lessee and operator shall not be required to hold or obtain any license, permit or registration or to provide any notification to a public official to enable the commission, commission members, volunteers authorized by the commission and commission employees to engage in the activities authorized by this section.
(b) The activities of the commission, volunteers authorized by the commission, commission members and commission employees authorized by this section include, but are not limited to, dispensing or serving samples of wine on premises not licensed for the sale of wine by the individual glass or opened bottle.
(3) In the performance of activities authorized by this section, the commission shall observe the following limitations:
(a) The commission shall not receive any payment for the Idaho grape products it serves, dispenses or donates under this section. The receipt of an admission charge to an activity or event is not the receipt of payment by the commission for Idaho grape products for the purposes of this section.
(b) Individuals not serving as commission members, acting as volunteers authorized by the commission, or who are not commission employees are not authorized by this section to serve or dispense Idaho grape products. Nothing in this section shall prohibit an individual who is otherwise authorized by law to serve or dispense Idaho grape products from serving or dispensing such Idaho grape products.
(c) Where the commission dispenses or serves wine, the persons dispensing or serving wine and the recipients of the wine dispensed or served must be of legal drinking age.
[54-3606A, added 2012, ch. 30, sec. 4, p. 89.]