RETAIL SALE OF LIQUOR BY THE DRINK
23-901. Declaration of policy — Retail sale of liquor. It is hereby declared as the policy of the state of Idaho that it is necessary to further regulate and control the sale and distribution within the state of alcoholic beverages and to eliminate certain illegal traffic in liquor now existing and to insure the entire control of the sale of liquor it is advisable and necessary, in addition to the operation of the state liquor stores now provided by law, that the director of the Idaho state police and the county commissioners and the councils of cities in the state of Idaho be empowered and authorized to grant licenses to persons qualified under this act to sell liquor purchased by them at state liquor stores at retail posted prices in accordance with this act and under the rules promulgated by said director and under his strict supervision and control and to provide severe penalty for the sale of liquor except by and in state liquor stores and by persons licensed under this act. The restrictions, rules, and provisions contained in this act are enacted by the legislature for the protection, health, welfare and safety of the people of the state of Idaho and for the purpose of promoting and encouraging temperance in the use of alcoholic beverages within the state of Idaho.
[23-901, added 1947, ch. 274, sec. 1, p. 870; am. 1974, ch. 27, sec. 16, p. 811; am. 2000, ch. 469, sec. 61, p. 1510.]