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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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AlabamaNo Change
AlaskaNo Change
Arizona          
  • Jurisdiction: Arizona
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/12/2005
  • Change: Other Change
  • Details
                                                      
ArkansasNo Change
California       
  • Jurisdiction: California
  • Effective Date of Change: 12/16/2004
  • Change: Changed from voluntary to mandatory
  • Details
                                                    
  • Jurisdiction: California
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2018
  • Change: Mandatory training requirement adopted
  • Details
    
Colorado      
  • Jurisdiction: Colorado
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2004
  • Change: Voluntary training provisions adopted
  • Details
                                               
  • Jurisdiction: Colorado
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2016
  • Change: Mandatory training requirement adopted
  • Details
          
ConnecticutNo Change
DelawareNo Change
District of ColumbiaNo Change
FloridaNo Change
GeorgiaNo Change
HawaiiNo Change
IdahoNo Change
Illinois                                              
  • Jurisdiction: Illinois
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/15/2014
  • Change: Changed from voluntary to mandatory
  • Details
                  
Indiana          
  • Jurisdiction: Indiana
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2005
  • Change: Changed from voluntary to mandatory
  • Details
                   
  • Jurisdiction: Indiana
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2010
  • Change: Mandatory training requirement suspended
  • Details
  
  • Jurisdiction: Indiana
  • Effective Date of Change: 5/1/2011
  • Change: Mandatory training requirement reinstated
  • Details
                               
Iowa                                  
  • Jurisdiction: Iowa
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2011
  • Change: Voluntary training provisions adopted
  • Details
                              
KansasNo Change
KentuckyNo Change
LouisianaNo Change
MaineNo Change
MarylandNo Change
MassachusettsNo Change
MichiganNo Change
Minnesota                  
  • Jurisdiction: Minnesota
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/1/2007
  • Change: Voluntary training provisions adopted
  • Details
                                              
MississippiNo Change
MissouriNo Change
Montana                                   
  • Jurisdiction: Montana
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2011
  • Change: Mandatory training requirement adopted
  • Details
  • Jurisdiction: Montana
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/13/2012
  • Change: Voluntary training provisions eliminated
  • Details
                            
Nebraska                   
  • Jurisdiction: Nebraska
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/8/2007
  • Change: Voluntary training provisions adopted
  • Details
                                             
Nevada         
  • Jurisdiction: Nevada
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/17/2005
  • Change: Mandatory training requirement adopted
  • Details
                                                       
New Hampshire                                              
  • Jurisdiction: New Hampshire
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2014
  • Change: Other Change
  • Details
                  
New JerseyNo Change
New MexicoNo Change
New YorkNo Change
North Carolina                                                              
  • Jurisdiction: North Carolina
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2018
  • Change: Mandatory training requirement adopted
  • Details
  
North Dakota                                                  
  • Jurisdiction: North Dakota
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/1/2015
  • Change: Voluntary training provisions adopted
  • Details
              
Ohio     
  • Jurisdiction: Ohio
  • Effective Date of Change: 4/7/2004
  • Change: Voluntary training provisions adopted
  • Details
                                                           
Oklahoma                                                               
  • Jurisdiction: Oklahoma
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2018
  • Change: Mandatory training requirement adopted
  • Details
 
OregonNo Change
Pennsylvania                                    
  • Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania
  • Effective Date of Change: 2/21/2012
  • Change: Mandatory training requirement adopted
  • Details
                 
  • Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/8/2016
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
          
Rhode Island     
  • Jurisdiction: Rhode Island
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/25/2004
  • Change: Mandatory rules added to voluntary provisions
  • Details
    
  • Jurisdiction: Rhode Island
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/7/2005
  • Change: Other Change
  • Details
                                                      
South CarolinaNo Change
South Dakota  
  • Jurisdiction: South Dakota
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2003
  • Change: Other Change
  • Details
                                                              
Tennessee             
  • Jurisdiction: Tennessee
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/5/2006
  • Change: Voluntary rules added to mandatory provisions
  • Details
               
  • Jurisdiction: Tennessee
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/8/2010
  • Change: Other Change
  • Details
              
  • Jurisdiction: Tennessee
  • Effective Date of Change: 3/20/2014
  • Change: Other Change
  • Details
                    
TexasNo Change
Utah              
  • Jurisdiction: Utah
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2006
  • Change: Other Change
  • Details
                                                  
VermontNo Change
Virginia                      
  • Jurisdiction: Virginia
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2008
  • Change: Voluntary training provisions adopted
  • Details
                                          
Washington                                   
  • Jurisdiction: Washington
  • Effective Date of Change: 12/8/2011
  • Change: Voluntary rules and off-premises application added
  • Details
                             
West VirginiaNo Change
WisconsinNo Change
Wyoming    
  • Jurisdiction: Wyoming
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/14/2004
  • Change: Voluntary training provisions adopted
  • Details
                                                            
United StatesNo Change