The Alcohol Beverage Control Administration announced today that it is making a major change to its program for regulating alcohol consumption for children under the age of 14, and replacing it with a “zero tolerance” policy that includes a ban on the sale of alcohol to minors.
This change will take effect on July 1.
“We have an obligation to protect our children from harmful alcohol consumption,” said Anne Wojcicki, commissioner of the Alcohol Beverages Control Administration, in a statement.
It also applies to the use of the alcohol in “off-premises consumption,” which will remain illegal. “
This policy change will not impact existing laws.
It also applies to the use of the alcohol in “off-premises consumption,” which will remain illegal.
It’s the second time that the agency has made changes to its alcohol enforcement policy.
In December, the agency announced that it would allow minors under the legal drinking age to buy alcoholic beverages at restaurants and liquor stores in the future, as long as they do not exceed the limit.
In March, the government also began rolling out a new, more stringent drinking age for minors.
“And so I don’t think we should change the law.” “
The only thing we want to do is enforce the law,” he said.
“And so I don’t think we should change the law.”
But Wojchicki said that while this new policy will allow for increased enforcement, it will not stop alcohol sales from taking place.
“No one is going to stop underage drinking or sell underage alcohol,” he told ABC News.
“What we want is to make sure that we don’t encourage it.
We want to make it clear to the underage people that if they do that, they’re going to get caught.”
The new policy also applies only to the sale or possession of alcohol that is sold or provided to minors for consumption at home.
Under current laws, the only place where alcohol can be sold to minors is at places of public entertainment, including weddings and events sponsored by a religious organization.
The Alcohol Administration says that it will continue to work with local jurisdictions and the American Civil Liberties Union to develop new and more effective measures to enforce the existing laws as well as to address any future changes.