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September 18, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008 1:40 PM

Additions and Enhancements

Update to 1/1/2008 - The APIS information appearing on this Web site (except for discontinued policy topics listed below) has been updated to include legislative and regulatory changes that took effect on or before 1/1/2008.

Discontinuation of APIS Policy Topics - Updating of Vehicular Insurance: Losses due to Intoxication and the five Alcohol Beverage Taxes policy topics has been discontinued as of 1/2/2007.

  1. Vehicular Insurance: Losses due to Intoxication - The data for Vehicular Insurance: Losses due to Intoxication have not been updated beyond 1/1/2007.  Data for this policy topic for the period 1/1/1998 through 1/1/2007 will be maintained on the site, but will not be updated beyond this point.

     
  2.  Alcohol Beverage Taxes - The data for Beer Taxes, Wine Taxes, Distilled Spirits Taxes, Sparkling Wine Taxes, and Flavored Alcoholic Beverages Taxes have not been updated beyond 1/1/2007.  Data for these policy topics for the period 1/1/2003 through 1/1/2007 will be maintained on the site, but will not be updated beyond this point.  More recent data are available from third-party sources, links to which are provided in the Alcohol Beverage Taxes materials on the APIS Website.

Health Insurance  Parity - The comparison tables for Health Insurance Parity for Alcohol-Related Treatment were simplified by removal of the Comparison to Alcohol-Related Parity Provisions section of the table, which included columns for Mental Health Provisions and Substance Abuse Provisions.  As a result of this change, Iowa and Oklahoma are now displayed as having No Law for the entire period of APIS coverage.
 
Age of Server - The comparison tables for Age of Server - On-Premises and Age of Seller - Off-Premises were simplified by removal of the "Establishment Type," "Beverage Server Training," and "Parental Consent" columns.  As a result of these changes, Indiana no longer appears in the Policy Changes Over Time table for Age of Server - On-Premises.
 

Corrections and Clarifications

Use/Lose (Driving Privileges) - A correction was made to the comparison tables for Loss of Driving Privileges for Alcohol Violations by Minors ("Use/Lose" Laws).  The words "or Denial" were removed from the "Type of Violation Leading to License Suspension, Revocation, or Denial" column heading and the heading was revised to read "Type of Violation Leading to License Suspension or Revocation".  APIS treatment of this policy topic has never addressed denial of a drivers' license as a sanction for an underage alcohol offense.

The comparison tables listed below have been changed to reflect changes made in data.

Policy Topic Jurisdiction Changes
Alcohol and Pregnancy: Reporting  Requirements Minnesota Added check marks for Other, Referral for Assessment and/or Treatment, and Referral to Child Welfare Agency in the section of the table dealing with Discretionary reporting, for the period beginning 1/1/2003

 

Alcohol and Pregnancy: Reporting  Requirements New Hampshire Changed coding to No Law for the period beginning 7/1/2003.
Furnishing of Alcohol to Minors Nebraska Added check mark for Other (Religious, Educational, Medical) Exception for the period beginning 1/1/1998.
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