Underage Drinking

Furnishing Alcohol to Minors

Laws that prohibit furnishing minors with alcohol and various statutory exceptions to these laws.

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Maps & Charts: Furnishing Alcohol to Minors

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Alaska

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Arizona

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Arkansas

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

California

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Colorado

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Connecticut

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Delaware

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

District of Columbia

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Florida

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Georgia

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Hawaii

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Idaho

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Illinois

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Indiana

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Iowa

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Kansas

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Kentucky

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Louisiana

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Maine

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Maryland

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Massachusetts

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Michigan

Minor Not Charged Defense

Minnesota

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Mississippi

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Missouri

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Montana

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Nebraska

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Nevada

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

New Hampshire

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

New Jersey

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

New Mexico

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

New York

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

North Carolina

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

North Dakota

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Ohio

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Oklahoma

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Oregon

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Pennsylvania

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Rhode Island

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

South Carolina

Minor Not Charged Defense

South Dakota

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Tennessee

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Texas

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Utah

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Vermont

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Virginia

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Washington

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

West Virginia

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Wisconsin

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Wyoming

No Affirmative Defense for Minor Not Charged

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

Neither Type of Exception

Alaska

Exception for Both Together

Arizona

Neither Type of Exception

Arkansas

Family Exception(s)

California

Neither Type of Exception

Colorado

Exception for Both Together

Connecticut

Family Exception(s)

Delaware

Exception for Both Together

District of Columbia

Neither Type of Exception

Florida

Neither Type of Exception

Georgia

Exception for Both Together

Hawaii

Family Exception(s)

Idaho

Neither Type of Exception

Illinois

Neither Type of Exception

Indiana

Neither Type of Exception

Iowa

Exception for Both Together

Kansas

Neither Type of Exception

Kentucky

Family Exception(s)

Louisiana

Family Exception(s)

Maine

Exception for Both Together

Maryland

Exception for Both Together

Massachusetts

Family Exception(s)

Michigan

Neither Type of Exception

Minnesota

Exception for Both Together

Mississippi

Family Exception(s)

Missouri

Family Exception(s)

Montana

Family Exception(s)

Nebraska

Neither Type of Exception

Nevada

Family Exception(s)

New Hampshire

Neither Type of Exception

New Jersey

Family Exception(s)

New Mexico

Exception for Both Together

New York

Neither Type of Exception

North Carolina

Neither Type of Exception

North Dakota

Neither Type of Exception

Ohio

Family Exception(s)

Oklahoma

Neither Type of Exception

Oregon

Exception for Both Together

Pennsylvania

Neither Type of Exception

Rhode Island

Family Exception(s)

South Carolina

Exception for Both Together

South Dakota

Family Exception(s)

Tennessee

Neither Type of Exception

Texas

Family Exception(s)

Utah

Neither Type of Exception

Vermont

Neither Type of Exception

Virginia

Exception for Both Together

Washington

Family Exception(s)

West Virginia

Family Exception(s)

Wisconsin

Family Exception(s)

Wyoming

Family Exception(s)

Date

Family Exception(s)

Location Exception(s)

Neither Type of Exception

1/1/98

28 states

9 states

23 states

1/1/99

29 states

10 states

22 states

1/1/00

29 states

10 states

22 states

1/1/01

29 states

10 states

22 states

1/1/02

29 states

10 states

22 states

1/1/03

29 states

10 states

22 states

1/1/04

29 states

10 states

22 states

1/1/05

29 states

10 states

22 states

1/1/06

30 states

11 states

21 states

1/1/07

31 states

11 states

20 states

1/1/08

31 states

11 states

20 states

1/1/09

31 states

11 states

20 states

1/1/10

31 states

12 states

20 states

1/1/11

31 states

12 states

20 states

1/1/12

31 states

12 states

20 states

1/1/13

31 states

12 states

20 states

1/1/14

31 states

12 states

20 states

1/1/15

31 states

12 states

20 states

1/1/16

31 states

12 states

20 states

1/1/17

31 states

12 states

20 states