Section 4301.011 | General Assembly finding - sole and exclusive regulation of alcohol.
The general assembly hereby finds that the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution confers upon the state of Ohio sole and exclusive authority to regulate the sale and distribution of beer and intoxicating liquor in this state. That authority, so conferred, has rested with the state of Ohio since the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The general assembly also finds that its authority to so regulate is exercised through Title XLIII of the Revised Code and other relevant provisions of the Revised Code. Title XLIII of the Revised Code and the other relevant provisions of the Revised Code reflect the intent of the general assembly to do all of the following:
(A) Promote temperance by preventing consumption by underage persons and by discouraging abusive consumption;
(B) Promote orderly markets by requiring transparent, accountable, and stable distribution of beer and intoxicating liquor and preventing unfair competition;
(C) Facilitate the collection of taxes related to the sale and consumption of beer and intoxicating liquor.
Available Versions of this Section
- April 12, 2021 – Enacted by House Bill 674 - 133rd General Assembly [ View April 12, 2021 Version ]