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.

February 16, 2005

Additions and Enhancements

New Policy Topic

A new policy topic was added to the APIS Policy Topics section:        

  • Hosting Underage Drinking Parties: Criminal Liability

The format of the APIS Policy Topics page was revised and buttons were added to the comparison tables to facilitate selections.

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



Underage Drinking: Consumption, Possession

New Jersey

Removed a statute that became effective on 6/28/2000 (N.J. Rev. Stat. § 40:48-1.2), because it is outside the scope of APIS coverage. The statute merely authorizes local governments to prohibit underage consumption and possession on private property, but does not eliminate the Private Location exception on a state-wide basis. The corrected coding also eliminated exceptions from 6/28/2000 forward for parent/guardian consent and presence, legal age spouse, and other, as these exceptions apply only to ordinances that the 6/28/2000 law authorizes municipalities to enact.