The State Liquor Control Commission is warning a NEW “Social Host” law takes effect January 1st, 2013 in Illinois.
The Law cracks down on adults who allow teens to drink booze. Commission Spokesperson Sue Hofer explains how it works.
The Law does protect those who take reasonable steps to prevent kids from drinking… or who call the police to bust up a party they discover.
The law goes after adults who allow teens to drink alcohol says Commission spokesperson Sue Hofer. Those caught letting kids drink booze in their home… face misdemeanor charges and a fine of at least $500.
Adults may be charged with a felony if the teen drinking results in someone being seriously hurt or killed. The law does protect parents who don’t know the drinking is going on… and have taken steps to prevent it from happening.
Contributed by: Kim Howard at the State Capitol