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.

June 23, 2006

Additions and Enhancements

Update to 1/1/2006

The research and data for the following APIS Policy Topics have been updated to include legislative and regulatory changes in effect on or before 1/1/2006:

  • Underage Possession of Alcohol
  • Underage Consumption of Alcohol
  • Underage Purchase of Alcohol
  • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors
  • Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers and Bartenders
  • Minimum Ages for Off-Premises Sellers
  • False Identification for Obtaining Alcohol 
  • Keg Registration
  • Loss of Driving Privileges for Alcohol Violations by Minors ("Use/Lose Laws")
  • Prohibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking Parties

Extension of coverage for two policy topics back to January 1, 1998

The baseline date for the False Identification and Use/Lose coverage period was extended back to January 1, 1998. 

New False Identification variable

The comparison tables for False Identification were revised to include a new variable, Detention of Minor, in the section of the table for Retailer Support Provisions.

Corrections and Clarifications

In Loss of Driving Privileges for Alcohol Violations by Minors ("Use/Lose Laws"), APIS no longer codes for consumption violations on the basis of provisions that are limited to underage consumption on licensed premises.  As a result, check marks for Consumption (under Type of Violation Leading to License Suspension, Revocation, or Denial) were removed from the comparison tables for California, Nevada, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.

Additional 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

Underage Possession of Alcohol

North Carolina

Added check mark for Other (Religious, Educational, Medical) Exception for the period beginning 8/17/2004.

Underage Consumption of Alcohol

North Carolina

Added check mark for Other (Religious, Educational, Medical) Exception for the period beginning 8/17/2004.

Underage Purchase of Alcohol

Alaska

Added check mark for Law Enforcement Purposes Exception for the period beginning 9/27/2004.

Underage Purchase of Alcohol

Vermont

Removed Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 7, § 3 and check mark for Other (Religious, Educational, Medical) in the Exceptions column for the period 1/1/1998 through 6/30/2000.

Furnishing of Alcohol to Minors

Louisiana

Added check marks for Parent / Guardian and Spouse, in the section of the table dealing with Exceptions for the entire coverage period.

Furnishing of Alcohol to Minors

North Carolina

Added check mark for Other (Religious, Educational, Medical) Exception for the period beginning 8/17/2004.

Furnishing of Alcohol to Minors

South Carolina

Moved "plus" sign from In Parent / Guardian's Home Only column to In Private Residence column, in the section of the table dealing with Location Exceptions for the entire coverage period.

False Identification for Obtaining Alcohol

Colorado

Added check mark for Lend / Transfer / Sell in the section of the table for Provisions That Target Suppliers for the entire coverage period.

False Identification for Obtaining Alcohol

North Carolina

Added check mark for Scanner in the section of the table for Retailer Support Provisions for the period beginning 11/14/2001.

Loss of Driving Privileges for Alcohol Violations by Minors ("Use/Lose Laws")

New Hampshire

Removed the check mark for Consumption in the section of the table for Type of Violation Leading to License Suspension, Revocation, or Denial for the period beginning 4/12/2004. (New Hampshire law authorizes license revocation or denial for a minor being "intoxicated by consumption of an alcoholic beverage," but not for underage consumption per se.)

Loss of Driving Privileges for Alcohol Violations by Minors ("Use/Lose Laws")

Tennessee

Added row to indicate sanctions applicable to those at least 13 but less than 18 years of age, for purchase, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages.