Help Draw the Line Between Youth and Underage Drinking
In support of the Let’s Draw the Line campaign, hundreds of students came together to take a stance against underage drinking. These individuals made their own unique mark by painting blue lines down white cards and then physically “drew the line” as a united front at this year’s Prevention Summit. This event was designed to help reduce the problem of underage drinking in the State of Washington and encourage youth and young adults to get involved in their communities.
During your alcohol server training you learn the importance of checking valid identification so that you do not serve alcohol to a minor.
Providing alcohol to minors is a gross misdemeanor, with a potential penalty of $5,000 and a year in jail. Read RCW 66.44.270.
In Washington State it is illegal for minors to be in a bar. As a bartender in Washington it is your responsibility to ensure that you check the identification of everyone frequenting the establishment in which you work.
Minors frequenting off-limits area — Misrepresentation of age — Penalty — Classification of licensees.
(1) Except as otherwise provided by RCW 66.44.316, 66.44.350, and 66.24.590, it shall be a misdemeanor:
(a) To serve or allow to remain in any area classified by the board as off-limits to any person under the age of twenty-one years;
(b) For any person under the age of twenty-one years to enter or remain in any area classified as off-limits to such a person, but persons under twenty-one years of age may pass through a restricted area in a facility holding a spirits, beer, and wine private club license;
(c) For any person under the age of twenty-one years to represent his or her age as being twenty-one or more years for the purpose of purchasing liquor or securing admission to, or remaining in any area classified by the board as off-limits to such a person.
(2) The Washington state liquor control board shall have the power and it shall be its duty to classify licensed premises or portions of licensed premises as off-limits to persons under the age of twenty-one years of age.
AACEA provides alcohol server training that promotes responsible alcohol sales and service. Get your Washington alcohol permit online. For more information and to take your class from the comfort of your home visit www.aacea.com.
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