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      RS 26:278     


§278. Contents of application for permit; commissioner power as ex officio notary

            A. Applications for state and local wholesaler or retailer permits shall be in writing and sworn to and shall contain the full name of the applicant, his social security number, his federal employer identification number, if applicable, his Louisiana Department of Revenue business account number, if applicable, his correct home address, and an accurate description and correct address of the premises wherein the business or operation is to be conducted, which address shall be considered the proper address for all notices to the applicant or permittee required by this Chapter, and shall be accompanied by an affidavit of the applicant showing that he meets the qualifications and conditions set out in R.S. 26:280, and that he has no interest in a retail dealer establishment in the case of applicants for wholesaler permits, and that he has no interest in a wholesaler dealer establishment in the case of applicants for retail dealer permits unless such interest was held prior to July 31, 1946.

            B. Unless he is seeking a renewal of his permit, the applicant for a retail dealer's permit shall attach to his application, as a part thereof, a sworn affidavit that he has complied with the provisions of R.S. 26:277.

            C. In order to comply with the intent of public notice with reference to malt beverage permit matters and the proper payment of taxes, all applications, affidavits, documents relative to importation of malt beverages, and other data relative to retail or wholesale permits, and information pertinent to R.S. 26:741, shall be made available by the secretary or the commissioner, as the authority may lie, to any citizen of the state of Louisiana, municipal authorities and parish governing authorities, and any trade organization consisting of brewers and distributors of beverages of low alcoholic content.

            D.(1) The commissioner and his agents shall be ex officio notaries public within their respective territorial jurisdiction to exercise the functions of a notary public only to administer oaths or affirmations and to notarize applications for permits required of the office of alcohol and tobacco control to engage in the business of dealing in alcoholic beverages as provided for by the provisions in this Title.

            (2) All acts performed by such an ex officio notary public authorized by this Subsection shall be performed without charge or other compensation and without the necessity of giving bond.

            (3) The commissioner may suspend or terminate the authority of an agent to act as an ex officio notary at any time, and separation from the employ of the office of alcohol and tobacco control shall automatically terminate the powers of such an ex officio notary public.

            Amended by Acts 1966, No. 79, §3; Acts 1968, No. 174, §4; Acts 1976, No. 262, §1; Acts 1987, No. 696, §1; Acts 1992, No. 976, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1993; Acts 1995, No. 1016, §1; Acts 1997, No. 766, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1370, §4, eff. Oct. 1, 1997; Acts 2012, No. 34, §1; Acts 2015, No. 382, §1.

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