Appendix B:
State Statutes or Regulations Prohibiting
Happy Hours and Other Drink Specials Promotions11

 
Prohibit Happy Hours and/or Drink Specials
Prohibit Free Beverages
Prohibit Additional Servings
Prohibit Reduced Price -Specified Day or Time
Prohibit Unlimited Beverages Fixed Price, Fixed Time
Prohibit Increased volume
Prohibit Prizes
Alabama
 
 
 
 
Alaska
 
Arizona
 
 
 
 
Arkansas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
California
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Colorado
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Connecticut
 
 
 
Delaware
 
 
 
District of Columbia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Florida
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hawaii
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Idaho
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Illinois
 
Indiana
 
 
 
 
Iowa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kansas
 
Kentucky
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louisiana12
 
 
 
 
 
Maine
 
 
Maryland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Massachusetts
Michigan
 
 
 
 
Minnesota
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mississippi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Missouri
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Montana
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nebraska
 
 
 
 
 
Nevada
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Hampshire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Jersey
 
 
 
New Mexico
 
New York
 
 
 
 
North Carolina
 
 
 
 
North Dakota
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ohio
 
Oklahoma
 
Oregon13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pennsylvania
 
 
Rhode Island
South Carolina
 
 
 
 
South Dakota
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tennessee
Texas
 
 
Utah
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vermont
 
 
 
 
Virginia
Washington
 
 
 
 
 
West Virginia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wisconsin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wyoming
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
State Totals
27
10
16
18
23
12
15

11Source: PIRE, 2003. This chart contains data on State statutes and regulations that specifically target happy hour types of promotions. Although some States may have provisions that prohibit awarding alcohol as a prize or providing free beverages in other parts of statutory or regulatory codes as a stand-alone statute or regulation, the information in this chart focuses on States with provisions expressly prohibiting excessive-drinking practices. The categories in the chart are defined as follows: Free beverages— happy hour provisions that specifically prohibit the distribution of free alcoholic beverages; Additional servings—prohibitions against an establishment providing additional servings of alcoholic beverages before previous servings have been consumed; Reduced price – specified day or time—prohibitions against the sale of alcoholic beverages at reduced prices during a specified day or time; Unlimited beverages – fixed price, fixed time—prohibitions against the sale of alcoholic beverages during a fixed period of time for a fixed price; Increased volume—prohibitions against increasing the volume of alcoholic beverages in a drink without increasing the price; Prizes— happy hour provisions that contain specific prohibitions against giving alcoholic beverages as prizes. Checkmarks indicate the presence of a policy. The legal research is current as of January 1, 2003
12In Louisiana, selling or serving alcoholic beverages at a fixed price after 10 p.m. is prohibited.

13Although Oregon has no happy hour statute per se, it does have a provision that prohibits providing alcohol as prizes.