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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Last Reviewed: January 2019

This webpage includes tools about laws that ban the use of false identification (ID) by minors to obtain alcohol. It features tables that include:

  • Policies listed by state as of specific dates
  • Policy changes over time 
  • Whether the policies include specific provisions applying to the minor, the person supplying the false ID, or the retailer
  • Whether the policies allow for the affirmative defense 

Users can sort and filter the tables by a variety of criteria. In addition to the tables, the webpage provides resources like:

  • Timeline of policy changes
  • Useful maps and charts
  • List of variables and other definitions to help understand the language used in the webpage
  • Detailed information about the policy the state laws are based on
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National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (n.d.). Underage Drinking: False Identification for Obtaining Alcohol. Retrieved from https://alcoholpolicy.niaaa.nih.gov/apis-policy-topics/false-identification-for-obtaining-alcohol/39