§ 91.30  LIQUOR TRANSACTION SCANS.
   (A)   As used in this section and § 91.31:
      CARD HOLDER. Means any person who presents a driver's or commercial driver's license or an identification card to a permit holder, or an agent or employee of a permit holder, for either of the purposes listed in under divisions (a) or (b) of the definition for "transaction scan" in this section.
      IDENTIFICATION CARD. Means an identification card issued under R.C. §§ 4507.50 through 4507.52 or an equivalent identification card issued by another state.
      PERMIT HOLDER. Means the holder of a permit issued under R.C. Chapter 4303.
      TRANSACTION SCAN. Means the process by which a permit holder or an agent or employee of a permit holder checks, by means of a transaction scan device, the validity of a driver's or commercial driver's license or an identification card that is presented as a condition for doing either of the following:
         (a)   Purchasing any beer, intoxicating liquor, or low-alcohol beverage;
         (b)   Gaining admission to a premises that has been issued a liquor permit authorizing the sale of beer or intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises where sold, and where admission is restricted to persons 21 years of age or older.
      TRANSACTION SCAN DEVICE. Means any commercial device or combination of devices used at a point of sale that is capable of deciphering in an electronically readable format the information encoded on the magnetic strip or bar code of a driver's or commercial driver's license or an identification card.
   (B)   (1)   A permit holder or an agent or employee of a permit holder may perform a transaction scan by means of a transaction scan device to check the validity of a driver's or commercial driver's license or identification card presented by a card holder for either of the purposes listed in divisions (a) or (b) of the definition for "transaction scan" in this section.
      (2)   If the information deciphered by the transaction scan performed under division (B)(1) of this section fails to match the information printed on the driver's or commercial driver's license or identification card presented by the card holder, or if the transaction scan indicates that the information so printed is false or fraudulent, neither the permit holder nor any agent or employee of the permit holder shall sell any beer, intoxicating liquor, or low-alcohol beverage to the card holder.
      (3)   Division (B)(1) of this section does not preclude a permit holder or an agent or employee of a permit holder from using a transaction scan device to check the validity of a document other than a driver's or commercial driver's license or identification card, if the document includes a bar code or magnetic strip that may be scanned by the device, as a condition of a sale beer, intoxicating liquor, or a low-alcohol beverage or of granting admission to a premises described in the definition for "transaction scan" in this section.
   (C)   The Registrar of Motor Vehicles, with the approval of the Liquor Control Commission, shall adopt, and may amend or rescind, rules in accordance with R.C. Chapter 119 that do both of the following:
      (1)   Govern the recording and maintenance of information described in R.C. § 4301.61(D)(1)(a) and (D)(1)(b), R.C. § 2925.57(D)(1)(a) and (D)(1)(b), and R.C. § 2927.021(D)(1)(a) and (D)(1)(b);
      (2)   Ensure quality control in the use of transaction scan devices under R.C. §§ 2925.57, 2925.58, 2927.021, 2927.022, 4301.61, and 4301.611.
   (D)   (1)   No permit holder or agent or employee of a permit holder shall electronically or mechanically record or maintain any information derived from a transaction scan, except for the following:
         (a)   The name and date of birth of the person listed on the driver's or commercial driver's license or identification card presented by the card holder;
         (b)   The expiration date and identification number of the driver's or commercial driver's license or identification card presented by the card holder.
      (2)   No permit holder or agent or employee of a permit holder shall use the information that is derived from a transaction scan or that is permitted to be recorded and maintained under division (D)(1) of this section, except for purposes of R.C. § 4301.611, or a substantially equivalent municipal ordinance.
      (3)   No permit holder or agent or employee of a permit holder shall use a transaction scan device for a purpose other than a purpose listed in divisions (a) or (b) of the definition for "transaction scan" in this section.
      (4)   No permit holder or agent or employee of a permit holder shall sell or otherwise disseminate the information derived from a transaction scan to any third party, including but not limited to selling or otherwise disseminating that information for any marketing, advertising, or promotional activities, but a seller or agent or employee of a seller may release that information pursuant to a court order or as specifically authorized by R.C. § 4301.611, or a substantially equivalent municipal ordinance, or another section of this code or the Ohio Revised Code.
   (E)   Nothing in this section or R.C. § 4301.611, or a substantially equivalent municipal ordinance, relieves a permit holder or an agent or employee of a permit holder of any responsibility to comply with any other applicable local, state or federal laws or rules governing the sale of beer, intoxicating liquor, or low-alcohol beverages.
   (F)   Whoever violates division (B)(2) or (D) of this section is guilty of an illegal liquor transaction scan, and the court may impose upon the offender a civil penalty of up to $1,000 for each violation. The Clerk of the Court shall pay each collected civil penalty to the County Treasurer for deposit into the County Treasury.
(R.C. § 4301.61)