State Regulating Agency Teams with Local Law Enforcement at Events this Week
March 28, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As part of its mission to enforce Florida’s alcoholic beverage laws, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) will partner with law enforcement agencies at various local events across the state this week. Some of the events include the Desoto Heritage Festival in Bradenton, the Jimmy Buffett Concert in Hillsborough County and the Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert in Orlando.
The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco consistently participates in increased enforcement operations and coordinates directly with local law enforcement agencies throughout Florida.
The Division is charged with keeping alcohol and tobacco out of the hands of underage persons; ensuring that licensed establishments are in compliance with the laws and rules regulating the industry in Florida; and collecting taxes and fees related to these industries.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from hotels and restaurants, real estate agents and accountants to veterinarians, contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.
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