123.14  Beer, wine, and liquor law enforcement.

1.  The division of beer and liquor law enforcement of the department of public safety, created pursuant to section 80.25, is the primary beer, wine, and liquor law enforcement authority for this state.

2.  The other law enforcement divisions of the department of public safety, the county attorney, the county sheriff and the sheriff's deputies, and the police department of every city, and the department of inspections and appeals, shall be supplementary aids to the division of beer and liquor law enforcement. Any neglect, misfeasance, or malfeasance shown by any peace officer included in this section shall be sufficient cause for the peace officer's removal as provided by law. Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect the duties and responsibilities of any county attorney or peace officer with respect to law enforcement.

3.  The division of beer and liquor law enforcement shall have full access to all records, reports, audits, tax reports and all other documents and papers in the alcoholic beverages division pertaining to liquor licensees and wine and beer permittees and their business.

Section History: Early form

  [C35, § 1921-f94; C39, § 1921.093; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, § 123.93; C73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 123.14]

Section History: Recent form

  85 Acts, ch 32, §11; 88 Acts, ch 1241, §2

Internal References

  Referred to in § 331.653, 331.756(25)

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