ABC Board Enacting History

Mecklenburg County ABC Board - Charlotte, North Carolina

Election: Authorized by Chapter 835, 1947

  • Referendum held: June 14, 1947
  • Votes for: 16,377
  • Votes against: 12,830
  • Date of First Retail Sales: September 25, 1947

Mixed Beverage Election: September 8, 1978

  • Votes for: 65,624
  • Votes against: 30,193
  • Date of First Retail Sales: November 21, 1978

Division of Revenue:

  • Gross Profits:
    • Law enforcement - follows GS 18B-805 (c) (2)
    • Alcohol Education - follows GS 18B-805 (c) (3)
  • Net Profits:
    • 5% to The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
    • 47 1/2% to Mecklenburg County, of which 2% must be paid to Mint Hill, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Pineville and Matthews
    • 47 1/2% to the City of Charlotte general fund

Board Members:

  • Five (5) appointed by The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners
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