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State Law In

Alaska

What does state law say?

With certain exceptions, a person who owns or is responsible for a dwelling may not knowingly permit a person under 21 years of age to possess an alcoholic beverage in the dwelling.

DEFINITIONS WITHIN THE LAW:
Not addressed.

SETTINGS COVERED:
A dwelling is a place that a person owns or controls.

What happens if an adult breaks the law?

Adults who are charged with this violation face a maximum fine of $500 and/or possible imprisonment.

Can adult do anything to rescind the violation?

Not addressed.

Can the adult be sued?

AS 04.21.020 states that a person who knowingly furnishes or delivers an alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 years of age in violation of AS 04.16.051 is civilly liable to the recipient or another person for civil damages if, while under the influence of the alcoholic beverage, the person receiving the alcoholic beverage engages in conduct that results in civil damages and the recipient’s being under the influence of the alcoholic beverage substantially contributes to the civil damages.







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Are there local laws that I should be aware of?

It is possible. Check with your local municipality since there are some communities that enact additional local ordinances which can include fines and other penalties.