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Alcohol-related policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels. (
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The evaluation and recommendation of ordinances is often part of a larger community planning process. It is important for communities to understand how the ordinance development process works and how different ordinances can affect their community. This document provides the reader with a basic level of ordinance information and provides material to educate and aid the reader when entering the legislative development arena.

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Samples of State Policies 
Model legislation created by the Marin Institute to help States ban caffeinated alcohol energy drinks, which pose a public health and safety risk to underage youth.

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