The commissioner of public safety is the successor to the commissioner of liquor control with respect to the powers and duties vested in the latter as of February 6, 1976, except for those powers and duties transferred to the commissioner of revenue. Any proceeding, court action, prosecution, or other business undertaken or commenced as of February 6, 1976, by the commissioner of liquor control is assigned to the commissioners of public safety and revenue as appropriate and may be completed by them.
Effective October 1, 1996, the duties and powers vested previously in the commissioner of public safety and delegated to the department's Division of Liquor Control are delegated and transferred to, and consolidated with, the Division of Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement of the Department of Public Safety, under the supervision of a director appointed by the commissioner and serving in the unclassified service at the pleasure of the commissioner.
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