These areas of alcohol-related policy are described further in the Alcohol Policy Classification System.
APIS Policy Topics
This section of the APIS Web site provides the following information on each policy topic: a brief narrative description; a list of definitions (if necessary); a summary of relevant Federal law (if any); tables comparing policies on that topic across jurisdictions (as of a particular date and/or over a period of time specified by the user); a brief explanation of variables used in creating these tables; notes explaining the limitations of the information provided; charts and maps; relevant statutory and regulatory citations; and references to selected Federal publications. All tables may be downloaded in a format suitable for many spreadsheet and statistical programs.
Enacted Bills and Adopted Regulations
This section of the APIS Web site provides information on alcohol-related bills and regulations enacted or adopted in the United States (at both State and Federal levels), in 2002 and 2003. Information on years after 2003 is not provided; it was suspended due to financial cost. For 2002, coverage includes all bills and regulations; a brief narrative summary of the bill or regulation; the full text of that bill or regulation; and the full text of statutory or regulatory codes(s) as amended by that bill or regulation. For 2003, coverage is limited to bills and does not include the full text of amended statutes. Coverage for additional years is not currently being added. All enacted bills and adopted regulations are assigned to one or more alcohol-related policy areas (using the Alcohol Policy Classification System developed for APIS). Users may search for bills and/or regulations by jurisdiction, year, alcohol policy area(s), other dimensions, and words appearing in the full text.
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