Underage Drinking & the Law

What parents need to know now about the new Social Host Laws

Crosslake MN passes SHO

A new Social Host Ordinance was passed March 13, 2012 by the City of Crosslake, MN. Although a copy of the ordinance is not up on their website yet, the minutes of the previous month’s meetings make it clear that the host must be “aware” of underage drinking to be liable.

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From the February 13, 2012 minutes:

“A violation would be considered a misdemeanor and the Crow Wing County Attorney’s Office would be in charge of prosecuting the violations as well. Chief Hartman noted adding this ordinance would give law enforcement a means to hold adults responsible for allowing minors to consume alcohol. The ordinance does not cover minors who are at home with their own parents but rather covers minors in another person’s home who are engaged in underage drinking and the adults are aware that the consumption that is taking place. Mayor Schneider asked how the City can get this information out to the public and Attorney Couri noted oftentimes schools are very willing partners to help publicize this type of information. Councilmember [sic] Moengen agreed, noting the residents need to be aware of this change in the City’s ordinance.”

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