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November 15, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 AM

Additions and Enhancements
 
Update to 1/1/2013 - The APIS information appearing on this Web site has been updated to include legislative and regulatory changes that took effect on or before 1/1/2013.  Vehicular Insurance Exclusion has been discontinued and is not included in the update.
 
Prohibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking Parties - The “Knowledge Standard” variable has been revised to include Criminal Negligence among the levels of knowledge sufficient to trigger liability for a social host offense.
 
Beverage Service Training and Related Practices - The “Voluntary States - Incentives for Training” variable has been revised to expand the types of discount incentives that may be provided by States to encourage licensees to participate in Beverage Service Training and Related Practices programs. For example, reduced license fees are now included as a discount incentive. As a result of this change, Minnesota is now included among the States with a Voluntary server training program, effective August 1, 2007.
 
Corrections and Clarifications
 
Privatization in Washington State - Due to a delay in availability of the regulations implementing Washington Initiative 1183, APIS coding for the period ending January 1, 2012 (the update previous to this one) was not able to display the changes in the law resulting from this initiative, which privatized the wholesale distribution and retail sale of liquor as well as making other changes. The APIS update of November 15, 2013 includes the changes resulting from Initiative 1183, and displays these changes as having taken effect on December 8, 2011, when privatization began as a result of the passage of this initiative.
 
Changes to data presented in the comparison tables in the APIS Policy Topics section of the Web site are listed below (with the changes stemming from Washington Initiative 1183 listed first, for convenience).
 

 

Policy Topic

Jurisdiction

Changes

Tax: Beer

Washington

Removed designation as Control State and added $0.76 in Specific Excise Tax Per Gallon column for the period beginning 12/8/2011.

Tax: Wine

Washington

Removed designation as Control State and added $0.87 in Specific Excise Tax Per Gallon column for the period beginning 12/8/2011.

Tax: Distilled Spirits

Washington

Removed designation as Control State and added various Specific Excise Tax Per Gallon and Ad Valorem Excise Tax rates for the period beginning 12/8/2011.

Age of Seller: Off-Premises

Washington

Minimum age to sell distilled spirits lowered from 21 to 18 for the period beginning 12/8/2011.

Beverage Service Training

Washington

Voluntary server training program added and mandatory server training program made applicable to both on and off-premises establishments for the period beginning 12/8/2011

Alcohol Control Systems: Beer - Retail

Washington

Beer containing more than 1% ABW removed from State-run system, resulting in change in overall Distribution System from Mixed/Overlapping to License for the period beginning 12/8/2011.

Alcohol Control Systems: Beer - Wholesale

Washington

Beer containing more than 1% ABW removed from State-run system, resulting in change in overall Distribution System from Mixed/Overlapping to License for the period beginning 12/8/2011.

Alcohol Control Systems: Wine - Retail

Washington

Wine between 1% ABW and 24% ABV removed from State-run system and wine above 24% ABV switched from State-run to license, resulting in change in overall Distribution System from Mixed/Overlapping to License for the period beginning 12/8/2011.

Alcohol Control Systems: Wine - Wholesale

Washington

Wine between 1% ABW and 24% ABV removed from State-run system and wine above 24% ABV switched from State-run to license, resulting in change in overall Distribution System from Mixed/Overlapping to License for the period beginning 12/8/2011.

Alcohol Control Systems: Spirits - Retail

Washington

Spirits between 1% ABW and 100% (undefined) switched from State-run to license system, resulting in change in overall Distribution System from State-run to License for the period beginning 12/8/2011.

Alcohol Control Systems: Spirits - Wholesale

Washington

Spirits between 1% ABW and 100% (undefined) switched from State-run to license system, resulting in change in overall Distribution System from State-run to License for the period beginning 12/8/2011.

Beverage Service Training

Montana

Coding changed from displaying both mandatory and voluntary programs as of 10/1/2011 to displaying mandatory programs only beginning on 1/13/2012.

Alcohol Control Systems: Wine - Retail

Idaho

Wine between 4% ABW and 16% ABV removed from State-run system for the period beginning 7/1/2011.

Alcohol Control Systems: Wine - Wholesale

Idaho

Wine between 4% ABW and 16% ABV removed from State-run system for the period beginning 7/1/2011.

Alcohol Control Systems: Spirits - Retail

Alabama

Overall Distribution System changed from State-run to Mixed/Overlapping for spirits with an Alcohol Content Range of 0.50% ABV - 100% (undefined) for the period beginning 1/1/1998.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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