Alcoholic beverage licensee training program responsibility revised.
ENTITLED, An Act to
revise certain provisions regarding the responsibility of alcohol licensees
that sell alcohol to underage people.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
The department shall, on or before the first of July of each year, develop and publish on its
public internet website, a directory listing all nationally recognized training programs which have
been approved by the department. The department shall annually notify each licensee in writing
and by posting on the department's internet website a list of the nationally recognized training
programs approved pursuant to
35-2-10.1. Any alcohol licensee making a prohibited sale or
service of an alcoholic beverage to a person under the age of twenty-one years has the burden of
proof to show that its employees have attended an approved alcohol training program to be eligible
for any reduction in the penalty imposed for the violation.
Signed February 18, 2005