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The DC Code: § 25-712 Warning signs regarding dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy required.

Index25 Alcoholic Beverage Regulation (Refs & Annos)
A licensees shall post in a conspicuous place, in accordance with regulations, a sign which reads: "Warning: Drinking alcoholic beverages during pregnancy can cause birth defects.".
If the Board determines that action in addition to that required by subsection (a) of this section is necessary to accomplish the objectives of this title, the Board may require additional warnings.
The Board shall prepare the signs and make them available at no charge to licensees.
Each day of noncompliance shall constitute a separate violation of this section.
A violation of this section shall be punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $100.
This section shall not apply to the holder of a wholesaler's license that is not open to the public.

Historical and Statutory

D.C. Law 13-298 amended and enacted into law Title 25 of the District of Columbia Official Code. The text of this section is derived from provisions formerly found in D.C. Code § 25-147. Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 25-712. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 17-201 added subsec. (f). Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-298, see notes following § 25-101. Law 6-57, the "Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy Warning Signs Act of 1985," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-198, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on July 9, 1985, and September 10, 1985, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on September 30, 1985, it was assigned Act No. 6-80 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For Law 17-201, see notes following § 25-101. DC CODE § 25-712 Current through December 11, 2012


(Jan. 24, 1934, ch. 4, § 47, as added Nov. 19, 1985, D.C. Law 6-57, § 2, 32 DCR 5722; May 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-298, § 101, 48 DCR 2959; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-201, § 5(c), 55 DCR 6289.)