Thursday, September 2, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: New Calif. Law Takes Aim at Adults Who Let Kids Drink

California passed new legislation that holds adults legally accountable if they permit minors to drink in their homes, the Associated Press reported Aug. 19.

Under the new law, adults will be subject to civil lawsuits in the event of an injury or death resulting from underage drinking if they allowed the drinking to occur. Providing alcohol to minors was already illegal in California, but civil action was prohibited.

Establishments licensed to sell alcohol are exempt from the legislation.

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