New Report: Alcohol Industry Regulations Prevent Vertical Integration, Foster Competition and Protect Public Health

The Dangers of Common Ownership in an Uncommon IndustryA new report released by the Center for Alcohol Policy examines the history and purpose of tied-house prohibitions found in federal and state alcohol laws and explains how these prohibitions are as relevant today as when enacted following the repeal of Prohibition.

The report, “The Dangers of Common Ownership in an Uncommon Industry: Alcohol Policy in America and the Timeless Relevance of Tied-House Restrictions,” was authored by former executive counsel for the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and alcohol law attorney Jessica C. Starns.

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Nominations Open for Fifth Annual Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award

Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award LogoThe Center for Alcohol Policy is now accepting nominations for the Fifth Annual Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award to be presented at the Center’s Alcohol Law and Policy Conference, September 6 – 8 at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. The award recognizes the work of alcohol regulators who oversee the alcohol industry and promote public safety. Nominations should provide information on how the nominee serves as an example to others in alcohol regulation.

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Essay on Sound Alcohol Beverage Control Policies Wins First Place in Center for Alcohol Policy’s Ninth Annual Essay Contest

Anna BrawleyThe Center for Alcohol Policy announced that Anna Brawley, a senior associate at Agnew::Beck Consulting, is the winner of its Ninth Annual Essay Contest. The national essay contest is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of state alcohol regulation.

Brawley’s winning essay, “Deconstructing the Drink Menu: A History of Alcoholic Beverages and Proposed Policy Framework,” outlines what is and should be considered when developing sound alcohol beverage control policies.

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10th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference: September 6-8 in Chicago

The Center for Alcohol Policy’s 10th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference will be held September 6 – 8, 2017, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile. Stay tuned for online registration coming soon.

Alcohol Law and Policy Conference 2017 Save the Date

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Center for Alcohol Policy Marks Anniversary of 21st Amendment

US-ConstitutionOn December 5, the Center for Alcohol Policy commemorated the 83rd anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution. On that date in 1933, Prohibition ended in the United States when 36 states (the requisite three-fourths majority of the then 48 states) ratified the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution, thereby repealing the 18th Amendment which began Prohibition in 1920.

For more than 80 years, the United States and its citizens have benefited from a state-based system of alcohol regulation, established following ratification of the 21st Amendment, which gives each state the primary authority to enact and enforce alcohol laws consistent with the desires and needs of its citizens.

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