GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
HOUSE BILL 707
Short Title: Prohibit Powdered Alcohol.
Representatives Cotham and Horn (Primary Sponsors).
For a complete list of Sponsors, refer to the North Carolina General Assembly Web Site.
Health, if favorable, Alcoholic Beverage Control.
April 15, 2015
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT to prohibit the sale, possession, or consumption of powdered alcohol.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 18B‑101 reads as rewritten:
"§ 18B‑101. Definitions.
As used in this Chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
(12a) "Premises" means all areas, whether inside or outside the licensed premises, where the permittee has control of the property through a lease, deed, or other legal process.
(12b) "Powdered alcohol" means any powder or crystalline substance capable of being converted into a liquid alcoholic beverage fit for human consumption. This term includes powdered alcohol in block, tablet, or capsule form.
(13) "Sale" means any transfer, trade, exchange, or barter, in any manner or by any means, for consideration.
SECTION 2. G.S. 18B‑102(a) reads as rewritten:
"(a) General Prohibition. – It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, sell, transport, import, deliver, furnish, purchase, consume, or possess any alcoholic beverages or powdered alcohol except as authorized by the ABC law."
SECTION 3. G.S. 18B‑103(5a) reads as rewritten:
"§ 18B‑103. Exemptions.
The following activities shall be permitted:
(5a) The manufacture, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages or powdered alcohol for the purpose of conducting scientific, chemical, pharmaceutical, mechanical, industrial, and educational research in connection with teaching, research, or extension programs conducted by, or under the supervision of, an instructor at an accredited community college, public or private college or university, or an extension agent in connection with educational programs and activities offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service;
SECTION 4. This act is effective when it becomes law.