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The 1969 North Carolina General Assembly made several significant changes in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law in North Carolina. The organization of the state board was changed along with statues dealing with the transportation and sale of alcohol.
The act authorizing liquor-by-the-drink was of significant interest in the 1973 North Carolina General Assembly. The statue provides measures for authorizing and regulating countywide sales of mixed beverages.
State revenue is generated from both the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. The author presents statistics concerning profits from alcohol from 1946 to the time of this article. Mr. Lawrence also analyzes the distribution of ABC stores and wealth accrued between different counties throughout the state for the purposes of proposing further legislation to increase state revenue.
Crowell discusses the history of alcohol control in North Carolina and changes in statutes.
The number of craft breweries and distilleries in North Carolina has substantially increased in recent years. Some brewers and distillers say the state’s distribution laws are keeping their industries from reaching their full potential. Two proposed bills could change alcohol distribution but there is much debate between progressive and conservative political interests.
The 1981 General Assembly rewrote the alcoholic beverage control laws by defining an alcoholic beverage as containing at least one-half of one percent alcohol by volume. The legislation has new implications to charges for driving under the influence, and for transporting opened liquor in a motor vehicle.