Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer is here along with the beer ... underage drinking is a summer plague

NY Daily News (New York, NY ) June 17:

"Summer is a fun season and also the most dangerous time of the year for young people who drink underage. But just as the problem of teenage drinking is reaching its peak season, state Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined with State Liquor Authority officials, the NYPD, community leaders and local merchants last week to announce an innovative program to help curtail the growing menace. 'We are going to crack down on those who sell alcohol to minors and also on those who sell them phony IDs,' said Klein. The Senate deputy majority leader also demanded passage of his legislation - scheduled to be voted on today - which offers incentives to bar owners and workers who attend training programs aimed at combatting underage drinking. Participants would also be entered into a sweepstakes to win an $850 ID scanner. A companion bill was already passed in the Assembly. 'By enlisting local bars and restaurants, we prevent more minors from being served and together ensure a safer summer for all New Yorkers,' Klein said."
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