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     35-8A-1.   Legislative authority and purpose. The Legislature declares that:
             (1)      Regulation of business relations between beer distributors and manufacturers is necessary and appropriate and in the public interest; and
             (2)      This chapter is enacted pursuant to authority of the state under the provisions of the Twenty-First Amendment to the United States Constitution and that its purpose is to provide a three tier structure, consisting of licensed manufacturers or suppliers, licensed wholesalers, and licensed retailers, for the fair, efficient, and competitive importation, sale and distribution of malt beverages; to provide for and facilitate the regulation of the importation, distribution, use, and control of sale of malt beverages; and to facilitate the lawful and orderly marketing of malt beverages pursuant to the police powers of this state, and the taxation of and proper collection of taxes with respect to malt beverages by this state; and to provide a structure for the business relations between a wholesaler and a supplier.

Source: SL 1990, ch 300, ยง 1.


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