§60-1-1. Purpose of chapter; declaration of legislative
findings, policy and intent.
The purpose of this chapter is to give effect to the mandate
of the people expressed in the repeal of the state prohibition
amendment; and it is hereby found by the Legislature and declared
to be the public policy of this state to regulate and control the
manufacture, sale, distribution, transportation, storage and
consumption of alcoholic liquors and at the same time to assure the
greatest degree of personal freedom consistent with the health,
safety, welfare, peace and good morals of the people of this state.
To these ends the police power of this state is pledged to the
sound control and the temperate use of alcoholic liquors. In order
to further promote and foster the hereinabove policy of the
Legislature, the provisions of this chapter and of the rules and
regulations promulgated pursuant thereto shall be construed so as
to accomplish and effectuate these stated purposes.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session