(a)  Restrictions on 50 Milliliter Containers.  A guest room cabinet permittee shall not display or sell any 50 milliliter container of liquor on any part of the hotel premises other than in guest room cabinets installed in guest rooms.

(b)  Cabinet Locks and Keys.  A guest room cabinet shall contain a lock which may be opened only with a key that is separate from the hotel room key.  Electronically operated locking systems for guest room cabinets may be installed by a permittee upon written approval of the Commission when it has been shown that the electronic locking system contains adequate safeguards against underage persons being able to obtain alcoholic beverages from guest room cabinets.

(c)  Lodging Guests.  No guest room cabinet permittee or his employee shall give a guest room cabinet key to any person under 21 years of age.  No lodging guest shall be required to accept a guest room cabinet key if the guest does not wish to have a key.

(d)  Price List.  Every guest room cabinet installed by a permittee shall have firmly affixed to the door of the cabinet a complete list of all alcoholic beverages offered for sale from the cabinet and the current price of each alcoholic beverage.

(e)  Notice of Age Requirement.  In addition to the price list required in Paragraph (d) of this Rule, each guest room cabinet shall contain a notice to guests that reads as follows: "IT IS UNLAWFUL IN NORTH CAROLINA FOR ANY PERSON TO GIVE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO ANY PERSON UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE.  G.S. 18B‑302."


History Note:        Authority G.S. 18B-100; 18B‑207; 18B-302; 18B‑404(d); 18B‑1001(13);

Eff. July 1, 1992;

Transferred and Recodified from 04 NCAC 02S .0526 Eff. August 1, 2015;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. August 20, 2016.