This legal memorandum provides the results of legal research to identify states with policies that specifically authorize localities to regulate the days, hours, or both of alcohol sales.
The legal research specifically sought to identify whether the states had amended the extent to which states grant local governments authority to regulate alcohol outlet density. This update reviewed the extent to which states grant local governments authority to regulate alcohol outlet density and determined whether there had been any changes to these laws between January 1, 2019, when the last review was completed, and April 1, 2020.
This infographic discusses positive outcomes related to outlet density regulations. Outcomes include reduced alcohol consumption, lower violence rates, lower suicide rates, and health equity promotion.