Center for Alcohol Policy Highlights Educational Resources for Constitution Day

US-ConstitutionThis Constitution Day, celebrated annually on September 17, the Center for Alcohol Policy is highlighting its educational resources that explain the 21st Amendment’s role in establishing America’s state-based regulatory system.

The Center for Alcohol Policy video The Origins of America’s State-Based Regulatory System illustrates the origin of today’s alcohol regulatory system, which works to balance alcohol control with an orderly and competitive marketplace.

The video describes the Center’s republication of the book Toward Liquor Control, which outlined how states should regulate the sale and serving of alcohol following the repeal of Prohibition, and how the book is still helping shape policy today.

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Enforcement Emphasized at National Alcohol Law and Policy Conference

Enforcement of alcohol regulations and policies was a recurring theme during the Center for Alcohol Policy’s Ninth Annual Law and Policy Conference held at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel August 28 – 30 in Dallas, Texas. The conference brought together a diverse group of state and federal alcohol regulators, law enforcement, legislators, public health advocates and alcohol beverage industry representatives to review trends in the field of alcohol regulation and learn from best practices around the country.

Jim Hall, Center for Alcohol Policy advisor and former National Transportation Safety Board chairman, welcomed attendees and summarized the objectives of the conference saying, “Look around the room. There are regulators, legislators, federal health officials, public health interest groups, trade groups, law enforcement and industry members. We may not always agree on policy, but the fact that we are all under one roof having a civil debate is an accomplishment not only for the Center for Alcohol Policy but also for your leadership in your respective fields.”

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Center for Alcohol Policy Presents National Award to Texas Regulator

Center for Alcohol Policy Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award Recipient Sherry CookThe Center for Alcohol Policy presented Sherry Cook, executive director of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), with the Fourth Annual Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award. The award, which recognizes a specific program, agency or person who oversees the alcohol industry and promotes public safety, was presented by the Center’s Advisory Council at the Ninth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference in Dallas, Texas.

“The Center for Alcohol Policy appreciates that alcohol regulators are the front lines of many initiatives in the states aimed at keeping the alcohol industry properly regulated, promoting public health and safety and supporting a competitive business marketplace,” said Jerry Oliver, a Center Advisory Council member who has served as alcohol regulator in Arizona and as police chief in Pasadena, Richmond and Detroit. “This award highlights effective best practices that may serve as examples to alcohol regulators in other states.”

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New Speakers Added for Ninth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference

2015 Alcohol Law and Policy Conference SpeakersThe Center for Alcohol Policy’s Ninth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference to be held August 28 – 30, 2016, at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, will feature educational sessions on issues currently at the forefront of alcohol law and policy.

The sessions will be led by a wide range of experts, including educators, regulators, public health advocates, policymakers and industry officials.

Presenters at this year’s conference will include:

  • Tom Coderre, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • William Earle, National Association of Beverage Importers
  • Pam Erickson, Public Action Management, PLC
  • Pat Gagliardi, Gagliardi Associates
  • Jacob Hegeman, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
  • Charles Hildebrandt, Roberts Law Group
  • Paul Kaspszak, Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association
  • Anthony Kogut, Willingham & Coté, P.C.
  • Michael Madigan, Madigan, Dahl & Harlan, P.A.
  • Spencer Nevins, Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
  • John Patrick, Maine State Senator
  • Floyd Prozanski, Oregon State Senator
  • Lawrence Sanborn, Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery Operations
  • Keith Strama, Beatty, Bangle, Strama, P.C.
  • Jesse Sweet, Oregon Liquor Control Commission
  • Robert Tobiassen, Former General Counsel, U.S. Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau
  • Adam Vanek, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Robert Vincent, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Shawn Walker, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

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Ninth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference Announces Education Session Topics

2015 Alcohol Law and Policy ConferenceThe Center for Alcohol Policy’s Ninth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference to be held August 28 – 30, 2016, at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, will feature educational sessions on issues currently at the forefront of alcohol law and policy.

The sessions will be led by a wide range of experts, including educators, regulators, public health advocates and industry officials.

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