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.

May 24, 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:

Effective dates now appear in text excerpts

For the APIS Policy Topics comparison tables, the pop-ups that display legal citations and relevant text excerpts now also provide information about the date range during which each cited item was in effect.

New Explanatory Note

The following Explanatory Note was added to each APIS Policy Topic: "A comprehensive understanding of the data presented in the comparison tables for this policy topic requires examination of the jurisdiction notes and row notes that appear beneath the tables. Jurisdiction notes and row notes can also be accessed from the body of the table via links in the Jurisdiction column."

 Convenience URLs for emailing

Short, descriptive "convenience URLs " (web addresses)  are now available for each policy description page and to other selected pages (Topic  Index;  Maps and Charts; Highlight on Underage Drinking; State  Profiles; Feedback).  A link is provided at the bottom of each of these pages that pastes the "convenience URL" into an email that you can send to a friend or colleague; alternatively, you can copy and paste the link yourself.