Follow-up Report: Implementation of PED Recommendations Has Improved Local ABC Board Profitability and Operational Efficiency (May 2018)

In 2008, the Program Evaluation Division issued a report entitled North Carolina’s Alcohol Beverage Control System Is Outdated and Needs Modernization. This follow-up examines how 2010 statutory additions and changes have influenced effectiveness and efficiency of North Carolina’s ABC system and the operation of local ABC boards. The General Assembly enacted legislation in 2010 to modernize the North Carolina ABC system based on PED recommendations. Providing the North Carolina ABC Commission with management tools for better oversight of local ABC boards has increased profitability and more efficient operations for most boards. However, increasing the voter registration threshold to hold a municipal ABC store election has not eliminated inefficiencies resulting from too many ABC stores operating in close proximity.

Follow-up Report

Relevant Legislation:

  • S.L. 2010-122: Modernized the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control System, ensured the integrity of the three-tier system, required minimum age standards for law enforcement, and required that the City of Kannapolis, the City of Salisbury, and Rowan County have equal representation on the Rowan/Kannapolis ABC Board.

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