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A. Except as provided in Subsections E and F of this section, it is a violation of the Liquor Control Act for a registered common carrier to knowingly deliver a shipment of alcoholic beverages from another state to a person in this state without receiving at the time of delivery a permit issued by the department covering the quantity and class of alcoholic beverages to be delivered and requiring the shipment be transported from the shipper designated in the permit to the designated consignee and from the designated point of origin to the destination designated in the permit.
B. Except as provided in Subsections D through F of this section, it is a violation of the Liquor Control Act for a person other than a registered common carrier to knowingly transport from another state and deliver in this state alcoholic beverages, unless the person has in the person's possession on entering New Mexico a permit from the department for the quantity and class of alcoholic beverages to be delivered, designating the name of the shipper and consignee and the point of origin and destination of the alcoholic beverages.
C. Except as provided in Subsections D and E of this section, it is a violation of the Liquor Control Act for a person to transport out of state alcoholic beverages on which the excise tax has not been paid, unless the shipment is accompanied by a permit issued by the department for the exact quantity and class transported, showing the consignee's federal and state license numbers and the point of origin and destination of the alcoholic beverages.
D. An individual not a minor may transport into or out of the state a reasonable amount of alcoholic beverages for the exclusive purpose of the individual's private use or consumption, and nothing in the Liquor Control Act limits or applies to such private actions.
E. An individual or licensee, except for a person holding a winery license, in a state that affords New Mexico licensees or individuals an equal reciprocal shipping privilege may ship for personal use and not for resale not more than two cases of wine, each case containing no more than nine liters, per month to an individual not a minor in this state. Delivery of a shipment pursuant to this subsection shall not be deemed to constitute a sale in this state and nothing in the Liquor Control Act limits or applies to such shipments. The shipping container of wine sent into or out of this state under this subsection shall be labeled clearly to indicate that the package cannot be delivered to a minor or to an intoxicated person.
F. The holder of a direct wine shipment permit issued pursuant to Section 60-6A-11.1 NMSA 1978 may ship no more than two nine-liter cases of wine per month to a person living in New Mexico who is twenty-one years of age or older for the person's personal consumption and not for resale.
G. As used in this section, “in this state” means within the exterior boundaries of the state.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 60. Business Licenses § 60-7A-3. Transportation into state without permit; exportation of alcoholic beverages without permit; importation for private use; reciprocal shipping; when unlawful - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-60-business-licenses/nm-st-sect-60-7a-3/
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