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Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits: Operators of Recreational Watercraft

Laws addressing blood alcohol concentration limits applicable to operators of recreational watercraft.



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Policy changes in effect between 1/1/1998 and 1/1/2013 from all States. download

Only States for which the policy has changed are shown. Each State has two or more rows. The first row shows the policy at baseline. Subsequent rows show each policy change (see Instructions Tab for an example). See Jurisdiction or Row Notes for possible exceptions.

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Jurisdiction
Date Range
BAC Limit
Per Se
Citations
AL1/1/1998 - 12/31/20010.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
AL1/1/2002 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations3 citations
AK1/1/1998 - 8/31/20010.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
AK9/1/2001 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations3 citations
AZ1/1/1998 - 8/30/20010.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
AZ8/31/2001 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
AR1/1/1998 - 8/12/20010.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
AR8/13/2001 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
CO1/1/1998 - 8/4/20080.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
CO8/5/2008 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
CT1/1/1998 - 9/30/20030.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
CT10/1/2003 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
DE1/1/1998 - 7/25/20060.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
DE7/26/2006 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
IN1/1/1998 - 6/30/20010.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
IN7/1/2001 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations4 citations
IA1/1/1998 - 6/30/2000  No Law
IA7/1/2000 - 6/30/20110.10TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
IA7/1/2011 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
KY1/1/1998 - 3/2/1998  No Law
KY3/3/1998 - 9/30/20000.10TrueExpand list of citations3 citations
KY10/1/2000 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations3 citations
LA1/1/1998 - 9/29/20030.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
LA9/30/2003 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
MD1/1/1998 - 9/30/19990.07 Expand list of citations2 citations
MD
Row Note
10/1/1999 - 9/29/20010.10 Expand list of citations4 citations
MD
Row Note
9/30/2001 - 1/1/20130.08 Expand list of citations9 citations
MA1/1/1998 - 6/29/20030.08 Expand list of citations1 citation
MA6/30/2003 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
MN1/1/1998 - 7/31/20050.10TrueExpand list of citations4 citations
MN8/1/2005 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations3 citations
MS1/1/1998 - 6/30/20100.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
MS7/1/2010 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
MO1/1/1998 - 8/27/20080.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
MO8/28/2008 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
MT1/1/1998 - 4/14/20030.10 Expand list of citations3 citations
MT4/15/2003 - 1/1/20130.08 Expand list of citations4 citations
NE1/1/1998 - 8/31/20010.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
NE9/1/2001 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations3 citations
NV1/1/1998 - 9/22/20030.10TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
NV9/23/2003 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
NJ1/1/1998 - 7/1/20050.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
NJ7/2/2005 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
NM
Row Note
1/1/1998 - 6/30/2003  No Law
NM7/1/2003 - 1/1/20130.08 Expand list of citations3 citations
NY1/1/1998 - 10/31/20030.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
NY11/1/2003 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
OH1/1/1998 - 6/29/20030.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
OH6/30/2003 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
OK1/1/1998 - 6/30/20110.10TrueExpand list of citations3 citations
OK7/1/2011 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
PA1/1/1998 - 1/7/20070.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
PA1/8/2007 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
RI1/1/1998 - 7/8/20010.10 Expand list of citations2 citations
RI7/9/2001 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations4 citations
SC1/1/1998 - 7/1/1999  No Law
SC7/2/1999 - 1/1/20130.10 Expand list of citations3 citations
SD1/1/1998 - 6/30/20020.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
SD7/1/2002 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
TN1/1/1998 - 6/30/20060.10 Expand list of citations2 citations
TN7/1/2006 - 1/1/20130.08 Expand list of citations3 citations
TX1/1/1998 - 8/31/19990.10TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
TX9/1/1999 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations3 citations
WA1/1/1998 - 12/31/19980.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
WA1/1/1999 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations4 citations
WV1/1/1998 - 5/4/20040.10TrueExpand list of citations4 citations
WV5/5/2004 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations3 citations
WI1/1/1998 - 9/29/20030.10TrueExpand list of citations1 citation
WI9/30/2003 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations2 citations
US1/1/1998 - 5/10/20010.10TrueExpand list of citations3 citations
US5/11/2001 - 1/1/20130.08TrueExpand list of citations3 citations

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