Alcohol Policy Changes at a Glance

You may query a listing of Alcohol Policy Changes based on Topic, Jurisdiction, and/or Year by selecting items from the “View Policy Changes” menu. Multiple items may be selected from each menu of options. Once you select an item(s), a list of corresponding Policy Changes will display.

Additionally, you may view a count of changes by Year, Jurisdiction, or Topic by selecting the corresponding option.

Policy Change Query

There are 17 total policy changes. Skip to Filters

The increase in policy changes beginning in 2003 is largely a reflection of the fact that, for 14 out of 35 APIS policy topics, coverage begins on 1/1/2003 rather than in 1998, and so there are no historical data for those 14 topics prior to 2003.

Query Results

Category Policy Topic Jurisdiction Date
Alcohol Beverages TaxesBeerME10/1/2013
Alcohol Control SystemsRetail Distribution Systems for SpiritsME4/12/2012
Alcohol Control SystemsWholesale Distribution Systems for SpiritsME4/12/2012
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) LimitsAdult Operators of Noncommercial Motor VehiclesMA6/30/2003
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) LimitsOperators of Recreational WatercraftMA6/30/2003
Health Care Services and FinancingHealth Insurance Parity for Alcohol-Related TreatmentME7/1/2003
Health Care Services and FinancingHealth Insurance Parity for Alcohol-Related TreatmentMA7/1/2009
Health Care Services and FinancingHealth Insurance: Losses due to Intoxication (“UPPL”)ME9/20/2007
Pregnancy and AlcoholLegal Significance for Child Abuse/Child NeglectME7/30/2004
Pregnancy and AlcoholReporting RequirementsME7/30/2004
Retail SalesBans on Off-Premises Sunday SalesMA11/26/2003
Retail SalesKeg RegistrationME11/1/2017
TransportationOpen Containers of Alcohol in Motor VehiclesME9/18/1999
TransportationOpen Containers of Alcohol in Motor VehiclesMA10/10/2000
Underage DrinkingFalse Identification for Obtaining AlcoholME9/21/2001
Underage DrinkingProhibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking PartiesMA8/4/2000
Underage DrinkingUse/Lose: Driving PrivilegesMA11/4/1998

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