Underage Drinking

Use/Lose: Driving Privileges

Laws addressing suspension or revocation of driving privileges as a penalty for underage purchase, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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AlabamaNo Change
Alaska                                                                                        
  • Jurisdiction: Alaska
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/1999
  • Change: License Suspension/Revocation law eliminated
  • Details
    
ArizonaNo Change
Arkansas                                               
  • Jurisdiction: Arkansas
  • Effective Date of Change: 4/6/2009
  • Change: Discretionary License Suspension/Revocation law adopted for those under 18
  • Details
              
  • Jurisdiction: Arkansas
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/12/2005
  • Change: Mandatory License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
                              
CaliforniaNo Change
ColoradoNo Change
Connecticut                                                       
  • Jurisdiction: Connecticut
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/25/2007
  • Change: Law no longer includes Purchase and decrease in Length of Suspension
  • Details
                                     
Delaware      
  • Jurisdiction: Delaware
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/23/2019
  • Change: Use/Lose law repealed.
  • Details
                                                                                      
District of ColumbiaNo Change
Florida     
  • Jurisdiction: Florida
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2019
  • Change: Use/Lose law repealed.
  • Details
                                                                                
  • Jurisdiction: Florida
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/1999
  • Change: Law expanded to include Purchase
  • Details
      
Georgia                      
  • Jurisdiction: Georgia
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2015
  • Change: Use/Lose law eliminated
  • Details
                                                                      
Hawaii                                                        
  • Jurisdiction: Hawaii
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2007
  • Change: Both Mandatory and Discretionary License Suspension/Revocation laws adopted
  • Details
                                    
IdahoNo Change
Illinois 
  • Jurisdiction: Illinois
  • Effective Date of Change: 12/23/2020
  • Change: Mandatory License Suspension/Revocation law eliminated
  • Details
  • Jurisdiction: Illinois
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2020
  • Change: Discretionary License Suspension/Revocation law eliminated
  • Details
                                                 
  • Jurisdiction: Illinois
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2008
  • Change: Mandatory License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
                   
  • Jurisdiction: Illinois
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2003
  • Change: Law expanded to include Purchase and Consumption
  • Details
                    
Indiana                          
  • Jurisdiction: Indiana
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2014
  • Change: Use/Lose law eliminated
  • Details
                                                                  
IowaNo Change
Kansas                                                                              
  • Jurisdiction: Kansas
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2001
  • Change: Mandatory License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
              
KentuckyNo Change
LouisianaNo Change
MaineNo Change
Maryland                                             
  • Jurisdiction: Maryland
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2009
  • Change: Law expanded to include Consumption
  • Details
                                               
Massachusetts                                                                                         
  • Jurisdiction: Massachusetts
  • Effective Date of Change: 11/4/1998
  • Change: Mandatory length of suspension increased from 90 to 180 days
  • Details
   
MichiganNo Change
MinnesotaNo Change
Mississippi                                                                           
  • Jurisdiction: Mississippi
  • Effective Date of Change: 4/11/2002
  • Change: Mandatory License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
                 
Missouri                                                              
  • Jurisdiction: Missouri
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/28/2005
  • Change: Mandatory License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
                              
Montana                                                                     
  • Jurisdiction: Montana
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2003
  • Change: Change from Discretionary to Mandatory law and decrease in Length of Suspension
  • Details
          
  • Jurisdiction: Montana
  • Effective Date of Change: 3/16/2001
  • Change: Discretionary License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
            
Nebraska                                          
  • Jurisdiction: Nebraska
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/15/2010
  • Change: Discretionary License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
                                                  
NevadaNo Change
New Hampshire                                                                        
  • Jurisdiction: New Hampshire
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2003
  • Change: Upper Age Limit increased to 21
  • Details
                    
New Jersey
  • Jurisdiction: New Jersey
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2021
  • Change: Use/Lose law repealed.
  • Details
                                                                                            
New MexicoNo Change
New YorkNo Change
North CarolinaNo Change
North DakotaNo Change
OhioNo Change
Oklahoma         
  • Jurisdiction: Oklahoma
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2018
  • Change: Purchase and Consumption offenses removed.
  • Details
           
  • Jurisdiction: Oklahoma
  • Effective Date of Change: 11/1/2015
  • Change: Law expanded to include Purchase and Consumption
  • Details
                                    
  • Jurisdiction: Oklahoma
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2006
  • Change: Other provision changed
  • Details
                                  
Oregon        
  • Jurisdiction: Oregon
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2019
  • Change: Use/Lose law repealed.
  • Details
                                           
  • Jurisdiction: Oregon
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2008
  • Change: Upper Age Limit increased to 21
  • Details
                                        
Pennsylvania       
  • Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania
  • Effective Date of Change: 4/22/2019
  • Change: Use/Lose law repealed.
  • Details
                                                                                     
Rhode Island                                                                  
  • Jurisdiction: Rhode Island
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/2/2008
  • Change: Possession added, Sanctions now Mandatory and Length of Suspension specifically defined
  • Details
                          
South Carolina                                                      
  • Jurisdiction: South Carolina
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2007
  • Change: Law expanded to include Consumption and Length of Suspension increased
  • Details
                                      
South Dakota                                  
  • Jurisdiction: South Dakota
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2012
  • Change: Change from Mandatory to Discretionary law
  • Details
                                               
  • Jurisdiction: South Dakota
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2000
  • Change: Mandatory License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
          
TennesseeNo Change
TexasNo Change
Utah                                              
  • Jurisdiction: Utah
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2009
  • Change: Change from Discretionary to Mandatory law and increase in Length of Suspension
  • Details
        
  • Jurisdiction: Utah
  • Effective Date of Change: 4/30/2007
  • Change: Upper Age Limit increased to 21
  • Details
                                     
VermontNo Change
Virginia                                                          
  • Jurisdiction: Virginia
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2006
  • Change: Change from Discretionary to Mandatory law
  • Details
   
  • Jurisdiction: Virginia
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2005
  • Change: Law expanded to include Consumption
  • Details
                              
WashingtonNo Change
West VirginiaNo Change
WisconsinNo Change
WyomingNo Change
United StatesNo Change