Community-Level Policies Addressing Social or Retail Access January 26, 2011. Brenda Amodei Northeast Regional Team CAPT Associate. Introduction to Connect Pro. Welcome to this Connect Pro Virtual Meeting. We will be using the following windows: PowerPoint Window Attendee List Chat Note
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Ordinance that holds adults responsible for underage drinking at parties on property they own or on premises under their control. This may include parties at hotels and motels, as well as at private homes, in meeting rooms or other rented facilities.
Note that sometimes we refer to open house assembly ordinances as “social host liability”.
Be aware that traditionally social host liability refers to laws where adults who serve or provide alcohol to minors or persons who are obviously intoxicated can be held liable if the person to whom alcohol was provided is killed or injured, or kills or injures another person.
Community Events may include, but are not limited to, sporting events, street fairs and festivals and concerts
Consider having policies for:
Keg registration (or keg tagging) is a tool to identify and punish adults who buy beer kegs for underage youth.
If a keg is confiscated from a location where underage youth are consuming it, the purchaser of the keg is identified and arrested or fined for supplying alcohol to underage persons
The keg deposit fee is forfeited if a keg is returned with an identification tag that is defaced or missing
RBS programs teach techniques and policies to assist managers, servers and merchants to reduce the sales of alcohol to minors and intoxicated persons.
A legal mechanism that allows a local governing body to penalize alcohol license holders for failing to comply with state laws or local ordinances relating to sales of alcoholic beverages
Revocation or suspension shall be preceded by a public hearing.
All penalties collected shall be paid to the city/town treasurer and used to fund the cost of development and operation of related programs
Age identification policies are written guidelines at stores, bars and restaurants that provide employees with instructions on checking age identification of customers attempting to buy alcohol
Retail policies are most successful if combined: