Underage substance use laws get tougher on parents and kids In Pennsylvania, minors face steeper fines if they’re caught drinking. First offenders are fined $500 and repeat offenders pay up … Continue reading →
Rhode Island Fourth District Court Judge Mary McCaffrey ruled that former Chariho School Committee member Terri Serra was not guilty of “failure to render aid” at the scene of a car accident … Continue reading →
Northwestern University has revoked Tannenbaum Chabad House’s official status on campus due to allegations that Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein has not been following “university policy on alcohol consumption”. The crux … Continue reading →
…how is the average parent expected to do the right thing? The story of Providence Police Chief Col. Dean Esserman and the graduation party he supervised this weekend is — … Continue reading →
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 →
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.
As parents, we should be as alarmed about this law’s potential impact on our children’s futures as we are about the impact of illicit alcohol and drug use or unprotected sexual activity on their bodies and minds.
Ouch! David Hampton, editorial director of Jackson, Mississippi’s Clarion Ledger newspaper, — who call themselves “The Real Mississippi” — believes the new Mississippi-wide Social Host Law is all about “Parents … Continue reading →