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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AK    
  • Jurisdiction: Alaska
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/1999
  • Change: License Suspension/Revocation law eliminated
  • Details
                                                                            
ALNo Change
AR                              
  • Jurisdiction: Arkansas
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/12/2005
  • Change: Mandatory License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
              
  • Jurisdiction: Arkansas
  • Effective Date of Change: 4/6/2009
  • Change: Discretionary License Suspension/Revocation law adopted for those under 18
  • Details
                                   
AZNo Change
CANo Change
CONo Change
CT                                     
  • Jurisdiction: Connecticut
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/25/2007
  • Change: Law no longer includes Purchase and decrease in Length of Suspension
  • Details
                                           
DCNo Change
DENo Change
FL      
  • Jurisdiction: Florida
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/1999
  • Change: Law expanded to include Purchase
  • Details
                                                                          
GA                                                                      
  • Jurisdiction: Georgia
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2015
  • Change: Use/Lose law eliminated
  • Details
          
HI                                    
  • Jurisdiction: Hawaii
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2007
  • Change: Both Mandatory and Discretionary License Suspension/Revocation laws adopted
  • Details
                                            
IANo Change
IDNo Change
IL                    
  • Jurisdiction: Illinois
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2003
  • Change: Law expanded to include Purchase and Consumption
  • Details
                         
  • Jurisdiction: Illinois
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/22/2009
  • Change: Change from Discretionary to Mandatory law and change in Length of Suspension
  • Details
                                  
IN                                                                  
  • Jurisdiction: Indiana
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2014
  • Change: Use/Lose law eliminated
  • Details
              
KS              
  • Jurisdiction: Kansas
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2001
  • Change: Mandatory License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
                                                                  
KYNo Change
LANo Change
MA   
  • Jurisdiction: Massachusetts
  • Effective Date of Change: 11/4/1998
  • Change: Mandatory length of suspension increased from 90 to 180 days
  • Details
                                                                             
MD                                               
  • Jurisdiction: Maryland
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2009
  • Change: Law expanded to include Consumption
  • Details
                                 
MENo Change
MINo Change
MNNo Change
MO                              
  • Jurisdiction: Missouri
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/28/2005
  • Change: Mandatory License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
                                                  
MS                 
  • Jurisdiction: Mississippi
  • Effective Date of Change: 4/11/2002
  • Change: Mandatory License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
                                                               
MT            
  • Jurisdiction: Montana
  • Effective Date of Change: 3/16/2001
  • Change: Discretionary License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
          
  • Jurisdiction: Montana
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2003
  • Change: Change from Discretionary to Mandatory law and decrease in Length of Suspension
  • Details
                                                         
NCNo Change
NDNo Change
NE                                                  
  • Jurisdiction: Nebraska
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/15/2010
  • Change: Discretionary License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
                              
NH                    
  • Jurisdiction: New Hampshire
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2003
  • Change: Upper Age Limit increased to 21
  • Details
                                                            
NJNo Change
NMNo Change
NVNo Change
NYNo Change
OHNo Change
OK                                  
  • Jurisdiction: Oklahoma
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2006
  • Change: Other provision changed
  • Details
                                    
  • Jurisdiction: Oklahoma
  • Effective Date of Change: 11/1/2015
  • Change: Law expanded to include Purchase and Consumption
  • Details
         
OR                                        
  • Jurisdiction: Oregon
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2008
  • Change: Upper Age Limit increased to 21
  • Details
                                        
PANo Change
RI                          
  • Jurisdiction: Rhode Island
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/2/2004
  • Change: Possession added, Sanctions now Mandatory and Length of Suspension specifically defined
  • Details
                                                      
SC                                      
  • Jurisdiction: South Carolina
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2007
  • Change: Law expanded to include Consumption and Length of Suspension increased
  • Details
                                          
SD          
  • Jurisdiction: South Dakota
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2000
  • Change: Mandatory License Suspension/Revocation law adopted
  • Details
                                               
  • Jurisdiction: South Dakota
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2012
  • Change: Change from Mandatory to Discretionary law
  • Details
                      
TNNo Change
TXNo Change
UT                                     
  • Jurisdiction: Utah
  • Effective Date of Change: 4/30/2007
  • Change: Upper Age Limit increased to 21
  • Details
        
  • Jurisdiction: Utah
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2009
  • Change: Change from Discretionary to Mandatory law and increase in Length of Suspension
  • Details
                                  
VA                              
  • Jurisdiction: Virginia
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2005
  • Change: Law expanded to include Consumption
  • Details
   
  • Jurisdiction: Virginia
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2006
  • Change: Change from Discretionary to Mandatory law
  • Details
                                              
VTNo Change
WANo Change
WINo Change
WVNo Change
WYNo Change
USNo Change