Illinois Social Host Law

January 17, 2013 0

The basic provisions of the law are: Persons over 18 who willfully supply alcohol beverages or illegal drugs to a person less than 18 years of age and cause impairment of such person are liable for death or injuries to persons or property caused by that impairment. Recovery may be had by persons, and their surviving spouses and next of kin, who are injured, in person or property, by the impaired person (which is similar […]

New “Social Host Law” takes effect on New Year’s Day

January 1, 2013 0

Representative Carol Sente As the clock strikes midnight this coming New Year, the important role adults play in keeping alcohol out of the hands of our children will be further defined, when new sanctions take effect on those allowing underage drinking in their home. Sponsored by State Representative Carol Sente and State Senator Susan Garrett, the new legislation closes a loophole of legal accountability on those who knowingly allow alcohol consumption by minors. “By protecting […]

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