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Beverage Service Training and Related Practices

Laws specifying requirements or incentives for retail alcohol outlets to participate in server training programs (often referred to as Responsible Beverage Service).

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Changes Over Time for Beverage Service Training and Related Practices
Jurisdiction Date Range Law Type Mandatory States
Training Required
Voluntary States
Incentives for Training
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RI (Rhode Island)
1/1/2003 - 6/24/2004Voluntary   Yes   UnspecifiedUnspecified2 Citations
RI (Rhode Island)
6/25/2004 - 1/1/2018Voluntary   Yes   UnspecifiedUnspecified6 Citations
RI (Rhode Island)

Although the effective date of Rhode Island's enacting legislation establishing a mandatory beverage service training program was June 25, 2004 (see R.I. Gen. Laws § 3 -7-6.1), due to the subsequent amendments, the program did not become fully implemented and enforceable until April 1, 2006.

Note that prior to June 25, 2004, Rhode Island had only a voluntary beverage service training program.

6/25/2004 - 7/6/2005Mandatory  Yes    On-PremisesExisting3 Citations
RI (Rhode Island)

Although the effective date of Rhode Island's enacting legislation establishing a mandatory beverage service training program was June 25, 2004 (see R.I. Gen. Laws § 3 -7-6.1), due to the subsequent amendments, the program did not become fully implemented and enforceable until April 1, 2006.

Note that prior to June 25, 2004, Rhode Island had only a voluntary beverage service training program.

7/7/2005 - 1/1/2018Mandatory YesYes    On-PremisesExisting9 Citations