Alcohol Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) Law and Legal Definition

Alcohol beverages control commission (ABCC) is a state government agency in Massachusetts responsible for licensing or permitting specific participants in the alcoholic beverages industry. Licenses are provided to manufacturers, wholesalers, importers, out of state suppliers of alcoholic beverages. ABCC also license brokers, salesman, warehouses, planes, trains, ships, ship chandlers and every motor vehicle transporting alcoholic beverages in Massachusetts. The commission grants license application for every retail pouring or package store as allowed by a city or town. Commission shall consist of a commissioner and two associate commissioners appointed by the treasurer. The commissioner serves as the chairman. If any member of the commission is found guilty of neglect of duty or misconduct in the office, treasurer may remove the member after providing the member with a written statement of the charges and an opportunity to be heard. Two members shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting the business of the commission.