Furnishing Alcohol to Minors

 
Furnishing Alcohol
to Minors
 
EXCEPTIONS 
Parent/Guardian 
Legal-aged Spouse 
Religious
Services
 
Medical
Treatment
 
Education 
Alabama
 
 
 
 
 
Alaska30
 
 
Arizona
 
 
 
 
 
Arkansas31
 
 
California
 
 
 
 
 
Colorado
 
 
 
 
 
Connecticut
 
 
Delaware
 
 
 
District of Columbia
 
 
 
 
 
Florida
 
 
 
 
Georgia
 
 
 
 
 
Hawaii
 
 
 
 
 
Idaho
 
 
 
 
 
Illinois
 
 
 
 
Indiana
 
 
 
 
 
Iowa
 
 
 
Kansas32
 
 
 
 
Kentucky
 
 
 
 
Louisiana
 
 
 
 
 
Maine
 
 
 
 
Maryland
 
 
 
 
 
Massachusetts
 
 
 
 
Michigan
 
 
 
 
 
Minnesota
 
 
 
 
Mississippi
 
 
 
 
 
Missouri
 
 
 
 
Montana33
 
 
Nebraska
 
 
 
 
 
Nevada
 
 
 
New Hampshire
 
 
 
 
 
New Jersey
 
 
 
 
 
New Mexico
 
 
 
 
New York
 
 
 
 
North Carolina
 
 
 
 
 
North Dakota
 
 
 
 
 
Ohio
 
Oklahoma
 
 
 
 
 
Oregon
 
 
 
 
Pennsylvania
 
 
 
 
Rhode Island
 
 
 
 
 
South Carolina
 
South Dakota
 
 
Tennessee
 
 
 
 
 
Texas
 
 
 
 
 
Utah
 
 
 
Vermont
 
 
 
 
 
Virginia
 
 
 
 
Washington
 
 
West Virginia34
 
 
 
Wisconsin
 
 
Wyoming
 
 
 
State Totals
51
23
8
9
11
3

30Alaska's statute includes references to “legal spouse” rather than “legal-aged spouse.” The exceptions apply only off the licensed premises.

31Arkansas's statute refers to “family members” but does not specify which family members.

32In Kansas, parents or legal guardians may provide only cereal malt beverage to their minor child or ward.

33In Montana, §16-6-305 1(b) specifies that “a parent, guardian, or other person may not knowingly sell or otherwise provide an alcoholic beverage in an intoxicating quantity to a person under 21 years of age.” Section 16-6-305 1(c) defines “intoxicating quantity as “a quantity of an alcoholic beverage that is sufficient to produce: (i) a blood, breath, or urine alcohol concentration in excess of 0.05; or (ii) substantial or visible mental or physical impairment.”

34In West Virginia, both §60-3-22a and §60-3A-24 state that “Any person who knowingly buys for, gives to or furnishes to anyone under the age of twenty-one to whom he or she is not related by blood or marriage any liquor from whatever source, is guilty of a misdemeanor….”

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