ABCC


Regulations

204 CMR 2.00:
REGULATIONS OF THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
CONTROL COMMISSION

204-2.10: Liquor Purchase Identification Cards

(204 CMR 2.10, governing liquor purchase identification cards
in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 138, s. 34B.)

(1) Face Side of Card. On the face side of the card there shall appear an
imprint of the State Seal and the language, "Commonwealth of Massachusetts"
on the top line, and immediately underneath, in a bold type, the words,
"Liquor Purchase Identification Card." There shall also appear in the
respective spaces provided.

(a) the full and proper name of the holder,

(b) the residence,

(c) the card shall also bear an attestation by a person duly authorized
by the issuing licensing authority stating that the holder "has furnished
satisfactory evidence to the undersigned of having attained the age of
twenty-one" prior to the issuance of the card. The applicant shall submit
with his application either a Certificate of Birth, a Certificate of
Naturalization, or a Certificate of Voter Registration (or a certified
copy thereof), together with a personal photograph of 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
dimension.

(d) a statement of the holder's date of birth, age, and place of birth.

It is also encumbered upon the duly authorized person issuing a Liquor
Purchase Identification Card to determine that the birth certificate,
voting certificate or other evidence submitted as a proof of age, be
carefully scrutinized and determine it to be in proper order.

The municipality wherein a card is issued shall also be indicated, as
well as the date of issuance, and the holder's signature.

A photograph of the holder shall be securely attached in the area
designated on the face side of the card; the size of said photograph
should be approximately 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". (directly under the photograph
the words, "See reverse side" shall appear).

The following layout is an example of the procedure desired in the
above paragraphs for the face side of the card.

(2) Example

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
LIQUOR PURCHASE IDENTIFICATION CARD

STATE SEAL

This is to certify that ________________________
who resides at _________________________________
has furnished satisfactory evidence to the
undersigned of having attained the age of
twenty-one.

________________________________________________
Date of Birth Age Place of Birth

Holder's ________________________________________________
Photograph Licensing Authority
1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
City ___________________________________________

Town ___________________________________________

Attest _________________________________________
(Duly Authorized Signature)

_________________________________________
(Date of issuance)
SEE REVERSE SIDE
_________________________________________
(Holder's signature)

(3) Reverse Side of Card. On the reverse side of the card the following
language shall be printed thereon:

(a) "It may be legally used only by its valid holder,"

(b) "this card expires five years from the date of issuance,"

(c) "Section 34B of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, as inserted by the
provisions of Chapter 735 of the Acts of 1964, provides in part that `Any
person who transfers, alters or defaces any such card, or who uses or
carries a false identification card, or uses the identification card of
another, or furnishes false information in obtaining such card, shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than
two hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than three months'
. . . `Nothing in this section shall affect the criminal liability of a
person licensed under this chapter in delivering or selling alcoholic
beverages or alcohol to a minor.'"

All cards are to be numbered consecutively by the licensing authority
and a record kept of the respondent holder of the assigned number. The
position for card numbers shall be placed in the lower right hand side
of card.

There shall appear on the reverse side of the card an affixed seal of
the municipality in which the card is issued.

(4) Example

This card expires five years from the date of issuance. It may be
legally used only by its valid holder.

M.G.L. c. 138, s. 34B, as inserted by the provisions of St 1964, s735, provides in part that "Any person who transfers, alters or defaces any such card, or who uses or carries a false identification card, or uses the identification card of another, or furnished false information in obtaining such card, shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than
two hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than three months"
. . . "Nothing in this section shall affect the criminal liability of a
person licensed under this chapter in delivering or selling alcoholic
beverages or alcohol to a minor."

(Affix seal of municipality this side of card.)

Card No.____________

(5) Card Specifications

Size: 3 3/4" wide x 2 1/2" high

Stock: White Index Bristol Time Card
or equal. Black Print
(basis 20 x 24 3/4 - 117/M)

LAMINATION: 15 gauge on each side of card (or a suitable tamper-proof
protective covering that will also securely contain the photograph;
do-it-yourself lamination material is available in most office supply
stores and 5 & 10 cent stores; you would also find available 2 1/2"
Scotch brand magic mending tape).

204 CMR 2.00