Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2021
Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law
Business and Professions Code Provisions Relating To the Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law1
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS2
23001. Purposes of act. This division is an exercise of the police powers of the State for the protection of the safety, welfare, health, peace, and morals of the people of the State, to eliminate the evils of unlicensed and unlawful manufacture, selling, and disposing of alcoholic beverages, and to promote temperance in the use and consumption of alcoholic beverages. It is hereby declared that the subject matter of this division involves in the highest degree the economic, social, and moral well-being and the safety of the State and of all its people. All provisions of this division shall be literally construed for the accomplishment of these purposes.
1See Section 32002 of Revenue and Taxation Code in this volume.
2The provisions of this chapter, except as otherwise noted, were added by Stats. 1953, p. 954, in effect September 9, 1953.