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Underage Drinking Maps & Charts

All maps and charts for APIS underage drinking policy topics are collected on this page. Clicking on any map or chart jumps to the corresponding full-scale map or chart. Clicking on a title jumps to the corresponding policy description that provides important information for interpreting the maps and charts.

Note on Interpretation of APIS data:  It is frequently helpful to consider APIS Underage Drinking policy topics in connection with one another rather than in isolation, in order to avoid misinterpretation of the data. For example, all States prohibit minors (a term widely used in this context to refer to persons under the age of 21) from possessing alcoholic beverages, but not all States prohibit minors from purchasing alcoholic beverages. The fact that a State does not prohibit underage purchasing should not be interpreted as meaning that the State permits such activity, since the minor would have to violate the possession prohibition in order to complete the purchase. States may create separate offenses because they consider illegal purchase to be a more serious violation. These types of overlapping provisions are most common regarding the Underage Possession/Consumption/Internal Possession of Alcohol policy topic. Note also that various exceptions may apply that may not be identical across the policies. For example, a parent may allow his/her underage child to possess alcohol in any private location but may be prohibited from furnishing the alcohol without exception
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Underage Drinking: Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers and Bartenders


Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers of Beer as of January 1, 2013

Minimum Ages for On-Premises Bartenders of Beer as of January 1, 2013

Types of Beverages for On-Premises Sales and/or Service by Persons Under 21 as of January 1, 2013

Distribution of Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers of Beer, January 1, 2003 through January 1, 2013

Distribution of Minimum Ages for On-Premises Bartenders of Beer, January 1, 2003 through January 1, 2013

Underage Drinking: Prohibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking Parties


Prohibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking Parties as of January 1, 2013

Number of States with Prohibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking Parties, January 1, 1998 through January 1, 2013

Underage Drinking: Underage Purchase of Alcohol


Underage Purchase of Alcohol for Law Enforcement Purposes as of January 1, 2013

Underage Purchase of Alcohol for Law Enforcement Purposes, January 1, 1998 through January 1, 2013

Retail Sales: Keg Registration


Keg Registration Laws as of January 1, 2013

Number of States with Keg Registration Laws, January 1, 2003 through January 1, 2013

Underage Drinking: Furnishing Alcohol to Minors


Exceptions to Prohibitions on Furnishing of Alcohol to Persons under Age 21 as of January 1, 2013

Affirmative Defense to Furnishing to Minors as of January 1, 2013

Number of States with Family and Location Exceptions to Prohibition on Furnishing Alcohol to Persons under Age 21, January 1, 1998 through January 1, 2013

Underage Drinking: Minimum Ages for Off-Premises Sellers


Minimum Age To Sell Beer for Off-Premises Consumption as of January 1, 2013

Types of Beverages for Off-Premises Sales by Persons Under 21 as of January 1, 2013

Distribution of Minimum Ages for Off-Premises Sellers of Beer, January 1, 2003 through January 1, 2013

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits: Youth (Underage Operators of Noncommercial Motor Vehicles)


Youth Operators Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit Laws as of January 1, 2013

Distribution of Youth (Underage Operators of Noncommercial Motor Vehicles) BAC Limit Laws from January 1, 1998 through January 1, 2013

Underage Drinking: Possession/Consumption/Internal Possession of Alcohol


Exceptions to Minimum Age of 21 for Possession of Alcohol as of January 1, 2013

Exceptions to Minimum Age of 21 for Consumption of Alcohol as of January 1, 2013

Prohibition of Internal Possession of Alcohol by Persons Under 21 Years of Age as of January 1, 2013

Number of States with Family and Location Exceptions to Minimum Age of 21 for Possession of Alcohol, January 1, 1998 through January 1, 2013

Number of States with Family and Location Exceptions to Minimum Age of 21 for Consumption of Alcohol, January 1, 1998 through January 1, 2013

Distribution of States with Laws Prohibiting Internal Possession of Alcohol by Persons Under 21 Years of Age, January 1, 1998 through January 1, 2013

Underage Drinking: Use/Lose: Driving Privileges


License Suspension/Revocation for Alcohol Violations by Minors as of January 1, 2013

Distribution of License Suspension/Revocation Procedures for Alcohol Violations by Minors, January 1, 1998 through January 1, 2013

Underage Drinking: False Identification for Obtaining Alcohol


False Identification for Obtaining Alcohol as of January 1, 2013

Procedure for Imposing License Sanction for Use of False ID as of January 1, 2013

False ID Laws with Scanner Provisions as of January 1, 2013

Affirmative Defense for Sale to Minor with False Identification as of January 1, 2013

Distribution of License Suspension/Revocation Procedures for Use of a False ID, January 1, 1998 through January 1, 2013

Number of States with Scanner Provisions in Their False ID Laws, January 1, 1998 through January 1, 2013
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