Webb-Kenyon Act Law and Legal Definition
The Webb-Kenyon Act is a U.S. federal legislation that was enacted in 1913. This Act regulated the interstate transport of alcoholic beverages. It prohibits the shipment of alcohol beverages into a State in violation of the receiving State’s laws. This statute provides additional authority to enhance enforcement of Federal Alcohol Administration Act requirements.
The Act provides federal support for the prohibition efforts of individual states in the face of charges that state regulation of alcohol usurped the federal government's exclusive constitutional right to regulate interstate commerce.