Code of Alabama - Title 28: Intoxicating Liquor, Malt Beverages and Wine - Section 28-3-2 - Purpose and construction of chapter generally

Section 28-3-2 - Purpose and construction of chapter generally.

(a) This chapter shall be deemed an exercise of the police power of the State of Alabama for the protection of the public welfare, health, peace and morals of the people of the state and to prohibit forever the open saloon, and all of the provisions of this chapter shall be liberally construed for the accomplishment of this purpose.

(b) Except as otherwise expressly provided in this chapter, the purpose of this chapter is to prohibit transactions in liquor and alcohol and malt or brewed beverages which take place wholly within the state, except by and under the control of the board as specifically provided in this chapter, and every section and provision of this chapter shall be construed accordingly. The provisions of this chapter, through the instrumentality of the board and otherwise, provide the means by which such control shall be made effective. This chapter shall not be construed as forbidding, affecting or regulating any transaction which is not subject to the legislative authority of this state.

(Acts 1936-37, Ex. Sess., No. 66, p. 40; Code 1940, T. 29, §2.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021