The policy topics, below, address statues and regulations related to underage drinking and access to alcohol.
Provision(s) targeting minors:
- Use of a false ID to obtain alcohol is a criminal offense
- No driver's license suspension procedure
Provision(s) targeting suppliers:
- It is a criminal offense to lend, transfer, or sell a false ID
- It is a criminal offense to manufacture or distribute a false ID
Provision(s) targeting retailers:
- Licenses for drivers under age 21 are easily distinguishable from those for drivers age 21 and older
- Specific affirmative defense - the retailer inspected the false ID and came to a reasonable conclusion based on its appearance that it was valid
Keg definition: four or more gallons
Purchaser information collected:
- purchaser's name and address
- verified by a government-issued ID
Warning information to purchaser: active – purchaser action required (e.g., signature)
Deposit required: $50
Provisions specifically address disposable kegs
Although Missouri does not require a retailer to record the number of a keg purchaser's ID, it does require the retailer to record the form of identification presented by the purchaser, as well as the purchaser's name, address, and date of birth.
Type(s) of violation leading to driver's license suspension, revocation, or denial:
- Underage purchase
- Underage possession
Use/lose penalties apply to minors under age 21
Authority to impose driver's license sanction
Length of suspension/revocation: 30 days
Although Missouri does not authorize a Use / Lose penalty for all underage consumption, a law that became effective on August 28, 2005 imposes the mandatory license sanction on an underage person who “has a detectable blood alcohol content of more than two-hundredths of one percent or more by weight of alcohol in such person's blood.” See Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 311.325(1), 577.500(2).
Social host law is not specifically limited to underage drinking parties.
Action by underage guest that triggers violation: Possession Consumption
Property type(s) covered by liability law:
Standard for hosts' knowledge or action regarding the party: KNOWLEDGE - host must have actual knowledge of the occurrence
Preventive action by the host negates the violation (see note).
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