The parents of a Maryland teenager killed after an underage drinking party turned grief into action this week to push for stronger laws. Members of the Senate committee unanimously approved the bill Wednesday, drawing cheers from the crowd. Bills introduced in Annapolis would require toughen the penalties for the hosts of underage drinking parties. House Bill 409, named Alex and Calvin’s Law, would a penalty of one-year maximum in jail and double the fine from $2,500 to $5,000 for a first offense for providing alcohol to underage drinkers. Continue reading
NEXT GAUDPC MEETINGDate: TBD
NEXT TCUDPP MEETING
Date: June 2, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - noon
Location: Howson Library Agenda: Mr. Henk and Ms. Medina will speak on the award-winning Teens in the Drivers Seat (TDS) Program,.
NEXT YSAPC MEETING
Date: June 6, 2017
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Topic:Elizabeth Henry speaking on Austin ROSC
Location: LifeWork-East (835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd)
UPCOMING TST SUMMIT
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Greater Austin Underage Drinking Prevention CouncilOur mission is to create a safe and healthy environment for the youth by reducing underage access to alcohol in the Greater Austin area.
A coalition comprised of community members, law enforcement, representatives from prevention organizations, schools, parent groups, businesses, youth advocacy and social services.
We formulate strategies to reduce the incidence and impact of underage drinking in the Greater Austin area.
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