APIS Change Log

The APIS website is updated from time to time to add new material, enhance functionality, and clarify or correct information already available on the site. This page lists changes made since the launch of the website on June 23, 2003. Descriptions of these changes may be accessed by selecting a date from the “View Changes” menu.

December 30, 2014

Additions and Enhancements

Update to 1/1/2014

The APIS information appearing on this Web site has been updated to include legislative and regulatory changes that took effect on or before 1/1/2014. Vehicular Insurance Exclusion has been discontinued and is not included in the update.

New Policy Topics

Two new policy topics relating to Alcohol Beverages Pricing were added to the APIS Policy Topics section:

The Preemption Doctrine

The About Alcohol Policy page was revised to include an explanation of Federal and State preemption.

Health Insurance Parity

The comparison tables for Health Insurance Parity for Alcohol-Related Treatment were simplified by removal of the Small Business Exemption column. Archival coding for this variable for the period 1/1/2003 through 12/31/2013 can be found here.

Corrections and Clarifications

Changes to data presented in the comparison tables in the APIS Policy Topics section of the Web site are listed below.

 

Policy Topic

Jurisdiction

Changes

False Identification

Mississippi

Removed check mark for Distinctive Licenses for the period beginning January 1, 2005.

Tax: Beer

Texas

In section of table dealing with Ad Valorem Excise Tax On-Premises for 5% Alcohol, added the following for the period 1/1/2003 - 12/31/2013: Retail Tax Rate of 14.00 percent, check mark for Sales Tax DOES NOT Apply, Sales Tax Rate of 6.25 percent, and Sales Tax Adjusted Retail Ad Valorem Rate of 7.75 percent.

Tax: Wine

Texas

In section of table dealing with Ad Valorem Excise Tax On-Premises for 12% Alcohol, added the following for the period 1/1/2003 - 12/31/2013: Retail Tax Rate of 14.00 percent, check mark for Sales Tax DOES NOT Apply, Sales Tax Rate of 6.25 percent, and Sales Tax Adjusted Retail Ad Valorem Rate of 7.75 percent.