News and Views from Ernster, the Law Library Virtual Cat.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
This Day In The Law: Federal Alcohol Control Administration Established
"On December 4, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt
established the Federal Alcohol Control Administration (FACA) by
executive order under the National Industrial Recovery Act just
prior to the formal end of Prohibition.
FACA was charged with guiding
legitimate wineries and distilleries under a system based on
brewers' voluntary codes of fair competition. It effectively
vanished from history after just twenty months, when President
Roosevelt in August 1935 signed the Federal Alcohol Administration
(FAA) Act, lodging alcohol regulation exclusively with the US
Treasury Department, where it currently remains under the
jurisdiction of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and
Trade Bureau, formerly the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)."
(a.k.a. - legal stuff I have to say on advice of counsel)
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