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EUDL 2011

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $300,000)

The goal of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program is to support and enhance State efforts, in cooperation with local jurisdictions, to enforce laws prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages, or the consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors. For the purpose of the program, minors are defined as individuals under 21 years of age.

Puerto Rico's Office of the Commissioner of Municipal Affairs (OCMA) has participated in the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) program since 2008. The main focus of the island's EUDL program has been the prevention of alcohol abuse by minors through media coverage and programs designed to educate youth about the health problems caused by alcohol. In 2011, OCMA will expand the focus of its EUDL program. The island will use its office of "Codes of Public Order" to coordinate with local police on the enforcement of existing laws that prohibit the sale of alcohol to minors. OCMA will encourage participating municipalities to amend their ordinances requiring all establishments that sell alcohol to request identification from patrons upon entrance. In addition, local police will be encouraged to create specific units for the execution of compliance checks. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2011