Review of Iowa Code Chapter 123
On August 10, 2016, Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds tasked the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division and the Iowa Economic Development Authority with working in partnership to perform an unprecedented review of Iowa's alcohol laws and identify opportunities to improve commerce, cut red tape, and create regulatory clarity while protecting public health and public safety.
The agencies convened a working group of stakeholders representing all three tiers of the alcoholic beverages industry, public safety, and the general public. The working group held a series of eight public meetings and heard testimony from Iowa and national alcohol manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers, as well as public health and public safety representatives, prevention advocates, law enforcement officials, and members of the public.
On February 1, 2017, the agencies presented a report of recommendations to Governor Branstad and Governor Reynolds. The recommendations were intended to create greater economic opportunities for Iowa entrepreneurs, make it easier and more efficient for Iowans to conduct business with state government, make Iowa's alcohol laws easier to understand and enforce, and result in public policy that continues to protect the health and safety of Iowans.
The full report can be found here.