AN ACT

 

1Amending the act of April 12, 1951 (P.L.90, No.21), entitled, as
2reenacted, "An act relating to alcoholic liquors, alcohol and
3malt and brewed beverages; amending, revising, consolidating
4and changing the laws relating thereto; regulating and
5restricting the manufacture, purchase, sale, possession,
6consumption, importation, transportation, furnishing, holding
7in bond, holding in storage, traffic in and use of alcoholic
8liquors, alcohol and malt and brewed beverages and the
9persons engaged or employed therein; defining the powers and
10duties of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board; providing
11for the establishment and operation of State liquor stores,
12for the payment of certain license fees to the respective
13municipalities and townships, for the abatement of certain
14nuisances and, in certain cases, for search and seizure
15without warrant; prescribing penalties and forfeitures;
16providing for local option, and repealing existing laws,"
17providing for an age verification system.

18The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
19hereby enacts as follows:

20Section 1. The act of April 12, 1951 (P.L.90, No.21), known
21as the Liquor Code, reenacted and amended June 29, 1987 (P.L.32, 
22No.14), is amended by adding a section to read:

23Section 218. Age Verification System.--(a) It is the
24purpose of this section to require an accurate identification
25system and to provide privacy and confidentiality of information

1obtained from an individual's driver's license unless the
2individual gives his expressed consent otherwise.

3(b) The board shall require any limited licensee that sells
4alcoholic beverages for consumption on or off the premises to
5install, maintain and use electronic age verification equipment
6that scans identification cards and displays the age of the
7person as indicated on the card.

8(c) Any limited licensee that fails to comply with this
9section commits a violation of this act and shall be subject to
10the penalties provided in section 494.

11(d) As used in this section, the following words and phrases
12shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection:

13"Electronic age verification equipment" shall mean equipment 
14that electronically reads an identification card and displays 
15the age of the person identified on the card.

16"Limited licensee" shall mean a licensee who has a 
17restaurant, hotel or malt or brewed beverage license issued by 
18the board in a city of the first class.

19Section 2. This act shall take effect in 90 days.