Monday, February 28, 2011

Allow a teen drinking party? You might get billed by the town

The Ridgefield Press (Ridgefield, CT) February 28, 2011

"Hosts of underage drinking parties may one day face a fine from the town of Ridgefield, in addition to potential criminal charges, for allowing minors to possess alcohol on private property. First Selectman Rudy Marconi has asked State Rep. John Frey to introduce a bill to the state General Assembly that would allow towns to collect a civil penalty for those who allow underage drinking. Mr. Marconi worked with Rep. Frey, the town’s attorney and Police Chief John Roche on the bill.
Rep. Frey introduced the Proposed House Bill No. 5861 in late January and it is now before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The bill would allow towns to 'impose recovery costs for such violations' — meaning, the cost of the time, manpower and resources police and fire departments may use at the scene of an underage drinking party can be charged to the host." Read More

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