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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. "TIED HOUSE" LAWS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. The State regulates the manufacture, importation and sale of alcoholic beverages. Current State law generally prohibits manufacturers, wine growers, wholesalers, importers, distillers, bottlers, rectifiers and their agents and officers from having interests in liquor retailers' businesses as specified and subject to exceptions ("Tied House" laws). This measure repeals these provisions and also eliminates: 1) the prohibition on wholesalers owning retailer's "on-sale" license; 2) restrictions on group purchasing by the same type of liquor retailers; and 3) the prohibition on distilled spirits manufacturers soliciting customers through a specific retailer. Includes other provisions. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Proposal would have minimal, if any, net fiscal effect on the enforcement costs of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and on excise and sales tax revenues.
Jeremiah F. Hallisey Hallisey And Johnson, One California Street, San Francisco, California 94111 (415) 433-5300
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Alcoholic Beverages. "Tied House" Laws. California Initiative 427 (1987).