The study was requested by the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) which is responsible for enforcing age-of-sale laws, and focuses on identifying ways enforcement practices for alcohol sales could be modified to achieve higher compliance rates with age-of-sale laws, comparable to those seen in tobacco enforcement.
- Amending ABC Board regulations to implement a penalty structure that includes mandatory license suspensions, revocations, and mandatory fines.
- Increasing the number of compliance checks at each licensed location in the state.
- Enhancing funding and resources for merchant education and compliance check enforcement efforts.
- Developing a multi-pronged underage drinking reduction strategy.
- Collecting data and evaluating enforcement efforts to assess effectiveness of strategies.
Data from the report were presented by the ABC Board to the Alaska Legislature in February of this year.