What is a
Social Host Ordinance?
A local law that prevents underage drinking and related consequences by holding the host of a gathering accountable for illegal underage drinking occurring at their homes or on their property.
Similar to how a speeding ticket deters people from driving irresponsibly fast, a social host ordinance deters people from allowing or ignoring underage drinking.
Social host ordinances make it easier for law enforcement to deter underage drinking by swiftly issuing fines when they are called to a gathering where underage drinking is occurring.
Why Enact a Social Host Ordinance?
Simply put, to save lives.
Binge drinking at house parties is causing serious injury, trauma, and harm to our youth.
It is our duty to ensure that our youth strive to succeed rather than strive to survive their teenage years.
No parent should have to worry about their child being supplied alcohol by another adult.
What will the Social Host Ordinance do?