Governor Fallin signs Cody’s Law. Oklahoma’s revised state-wide Social Host Law goes into effect November 1. Click here to read the final version and to learn more about Cody’s Law. … Continue reading →
The Court’s opinion goes on to state that the Hutsells aren’t civilly liable because of their inaction, because they did nothing to prevent what would have happened had they not been at the party in the first place. In fact, had the Hutsells intervened when Daniel Bell tried to leave their home intoxicated, or had they taken responsibility for preventing Bell’s alcohol consumption, and he still drove away and died, they would have been civilly liable for negligence in addition to their criminal conviction in 2007.
Last Friday night, the Brookfield, Wisconsin police’s efforts to bust an underage drinking party were frustrated by the teenage host’s refusal to let them enter. When they called the father, … Continue reading →
Please share this with anyone you know who believes the Social Host Law can’t impact their family because they’ve discussed alcohol use with and made their rules clear to their … Continue reading →
Oklahoma’s House Bill 1211 is specific and requires proof of wrongdoing. The language is relatively simple, as legislative language goes although I do wish it replaced the term “person” with the term “adult” so we wouldn’t continue to punish the same minors we’re trying to protect.
One of the “most effective” and interesting tactics in the war on underage drinking isn’t the recent Social Host Law but one that harkens back to our non-digital age…it’s a big wake-up call for parents who suspect their child is in trouble but have no proof.
1 out of every 14 people ages 12 to 20 get alcohol from someone over 21 who’s not a relative.