1980s

Presidents:

  • Don Clark (1979-1981)
  • Herb Turley (1981-1983)
  • Harold Palaian (1983-1984)
  • Ernest Swanton (1984-1986)
  • Dick Gray (1986-1992)

Issues:

  • Dram Shop Act – liability laws
  • Ban on 2-for-1 drinks
  • TAM
    • Launched in 1984
    • Gained NLBA marketing campaign September 1984
  • Sobriety Checkpoints – 1986 – Gov. Blanchard (MLBA wanted them banned)
  • Ban on advertising price and brand of beer or wine (MLBA opposed price and brand advertising)
    • 1982 – bars were allowed to advertise
    • 1983 – ban went into effect
  • 1988 – proposal to make drunk drivers pay for services (ambulance, police, fire, hourly wage for time taken for arrest, etc.)