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New Speakers Added for Eighth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Eighth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference to be held September 9 – 11, 2015, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, 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.

In addition to keynote remarks by South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, presenters at this year’s conference will include:

  • Brannon Denning – Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Samford University Cumberland School of Law; Advisor, Center for Alcohol Policy
  • Karen Duddleston – Deputy Director, City of Las Vegas Department of Planning
  • Kathie Durbin – Division Chief, Licensure, Regulation & Education Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control
  • Pam Erickson – CEO, Public Action Management, PLC
  • Jermaine Galloway – Founder, Northwest Alcohol Conference; Alcohol Compliance Officer, Boise Police Department
  • Anthony Gledhill – Chief Counsel, U.S. Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
  • J.T. Griffin – Chief Government Affairs Officer, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • James Hall – Former Chairman, National Traffic Safety Board; Advisor, Center for Alcohol Policy
  • Max Hess – Attorney, Taylor, Feil, Harper, Lumsden & Hess, P.C.
  • Neal Insley – General Counsel, National Alcohol Beverage Control Association
  • Roger Johnson – Former Assistant Chief, Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Unit, Wisconsin Department of Revenue
  • William C. Kerr – Senior Scientist, Public Health Institute
  • Louis Lang – Deputy Majority Leader, Illinois House of Representatives
  • Mike Lashbrook – Executive Director, Center for Alcohol Policy
  • Bruce Lee Livingston – Executive Director/CEO, Alcohol Justice
  • Patrick Lynch – Former Attorney General of Rhode Island; President, Patrick Lynch Group; Advisor, Center for Alcohol Policy
  • Michael Madigan – Managing Partner, Madigan, Dahl & Harlan, P.A.
  • Vicky McDowell – President & CEO, The Presidents’ Forum of the Distilled Spirits Industry
  • Chuck McIlhinney – Pennsylvania State Senator
  • Toben Nelson – Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Minnesota
  • Jerry Oliver – Former Chief of Police (Detroit, Richmond and Pasadena) and Arizona Alcohol Regulator; Advisor, Center for Alcohol Policy
  • Paul Pisano – Senior Vice President, Industry Affairs and General Counsel, National Beer Wholesalers Association
  • Tory Rocca – Michigan State Senator
  • Julia Sherman – Coordinator, Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Jessica Starns – Attorney, Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control
  • Robert Tobiassen – Former General Counsel, U.S. Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau
  • Brad Uren – Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan; Chair, American College of Emergency Physicians State Legislative and Regulatory Committee

To register online, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/law. Government and non-profit employees receive special discounted registration rates. For hotel reservations at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, book online or call 1-888-591-1234. Please reference the Center for Alcohol Policy to receive the special negotiated room rate of $169 plus taxes per night.

The CAP works with state continuing legal education (CLE) boards to provide attending attorneys with CLE credits. In 2014, every attendee was able to secure CLE credits, and more than 38 states approved CLE accreditation for participants. Certain states do not have mandatory CLE requirements.

Additional details and the conference agenda are available on the CAP website, www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org. For further information, please email danielled@centerforalcoholpolicy.org.

 

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The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501c(3) organization whose mission is to educate policymakers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation. By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption. For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org or follow the Center on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlcoholPolicy.

Eighth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference Announces Education Session Topics

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Eighth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference to be held September 9 – 11, 2015, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, 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.

Educational sessions at this year’s conference will include:

  • The 21st Amendment a Decade After Granholm v. Heald
  • When Liquor Licenses Create Local Problems: How to Deal With Them or Avoid Them in the First Place
  • New Threats to Public Health: Keeping Kids Safe
  • 80 Years of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act: Past, Present & Future
  • Update on Drunk and Drugged Driving
  • What I Wish I Knew Before I Became an Alcohol Regulator
  • Measuring the Efficacy of U.S. Alcohol Control Policies
  • Alcohol Legislation, Economic Development and Public Health

In addition to these educational sessions, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley will deliver keynote remarks on the role state attorneys general play in alcohol regulation, including the successful programs he has implemented in South Dakota to promote society’s interest in fighting the abuse of alcohol, underage drinking and crime, including the state’s groundbreaking 24/7 program to end chronic drunk driving.

To register online, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/law. Government and non-profit employees receive special discounted registration rates. For hotel reservations at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, book online or call 1-888-591-1234. Please reference the Center for Alcohol Policy to receive the special negotiated room rate of $169 plus taxes per night.

The CAP works with state continuing legal education (CLE) boards to provide attending attorneys with CLE credits. In 2014, every attendee was able to secure CLE credits, and more than 38 states approved CLE accreditation for participants. Certain states do not have mandatory CLE requirements.

More details about the 2015 CAP Alcohol Law and Policy Conference will be available on the CAP website, www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org, as they become available. For further information, please email danielled@centerforalcoholpolicy.org.

 

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The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501c(3) organization whose mission is to educate policymakers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation. By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption. For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org or follow the Center on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlcoholPolicy.

Center for Alcohol Policy Applauds State of Missouri for Recognizing Importance of Effective State Alcohol Regulation and Enforcement

ALEXANDRIA, VA – This week, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation into law creating the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control Fund. The fund will support enforcement of liquor and tobacco laws and will be supported by fees from liquor licenses and permits. Specifically, 70 percent of the fees collected for liquor licenses and permits are directed to the fund, which may be used only by the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control for the administration and enforcement of the liquor control laws and other laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco to minors.

Jerry Oliver, Center for Alcohol Policy advisor and former director of the Arizona Department of Liquor License and Control, issued the following statement on behalf of the Center:

The alcohol industry is a regulated industry. In order for the regulatory foundation to work effectively today, state alcohol regulators need the appropriate level of resources to enforce state alcohol laws. That comes with ensuring that state regulatory agencies are funded at appropriate levels.

In professional sports, the need for quality, competent officiating is frequently on public display. Fair officiating benefits the competitors on the field, the viewing public and the integrity of the sport. The same is true in the alcohol industry. Only with active regulators can competition in the industry flourish and the public benefit. The Center applauds the leadership of Missouri by recognizing the need for a funded regulatory agency.

The Center for Alcohol Policy funded a study by former Michigan Liquor Control Commissioner and former Michigan House of Representatives Floor Leader Pat Gagliardi entitled, “The Need for State Alcohol Regulatory Funding: Fighting Deregulation by Defunding.” The report analyzes the number of alcohol enforcement agents in states across the country, their increasing workload and the scope of their duties, as well as the record number of licenses for enforcement agents to monitor. It also outlines several suggestions for ways states can seek to increase funding for their alcohol beverage control operations.

 

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The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501c(3) organization whose mission is to educate policy makers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation. By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption. For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org or follow the Center on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlcoholPolicy.

Center for Alcohol Policy Names Mike Lashbrook as Executive Director

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Alcohol Policy announced today that Mike Lashbrook, former president of the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association (MB&WWA), has been named executive director for the Center.

Lashbrook brings to the Center more than two decades of experience in public policy and the alcohol industry. At MB&WWA, he served as the chief executive responsible for the oversight of all operations, governance and activities of the association and its subsidiaries. He was the chief spokesperson before government, the media and the public. Lashbrook joined the association as its president in 1989, serving in that post for 26 years. During that time, Lashbrook served as chair of the Wholesale Beer Association Executives and of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Inc. Advisory Council. He was inducted into the Michigan Society of Association Executives Association Hall of Fame in 2014.

Center for Alcohol Policy Chairman Brian Clark said, “Mike is widely recognized as a leader in building bridges and partnerships between members of the alcohol industry and public health professionals, substance abuse prevention groups and law enforcement officials. By bringing these groups together, Mike has helped them effectively communicate about and advocate for strong, responsible alcohol regulations and safeguards.”

“Mike brings immense industry knowledge and a clear vision as we work to educate policymakers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and its regulation,” Clark continued. “We are fortunate to have such a strong and experienced leader join our team.”

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The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501 c (3) organization whose mission is to educate policy makers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation. By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption. For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org or follow the Center on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlcoholPolicy.


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