In 2006, Congress enacted the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act), Public Law 109-422. Among other provisions, the STOP Act calls for the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to submit an annual Report to Congress on the consequences of underage drinking and Federal and State policies to prevent and reduce it. Five reports have been submitted to Congress to date, most recently the 2013 Report to Congress on Underage Drinking Prevention and Reduction. The 2013 Report includes:
The underage drinking prevention policy section of the Report includes a description of each policy, its key variables, status across all jurisdictions, and summary of trends over time (where data is available). Maps and charts are included. The policies included in the Report are listed below. Many of the policies in the Report also appear on the APIS website.
Laws Addressing Minors in Possession of Alcohol
Laws Targeting Underage Drinking and Driving
Laws Targeting Alcohol Suppliers
Alcohol Pricing Policies
* Policy appears both in the Report to Congress and on the APIS website.
Each State Report and policy summary is easily retrievable using drop down menus on the website.
View the Report to Congress here: https://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/resources/reporttocongress/RTC2013.aspx