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: February 3, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - noon
Location: Howson Library Agenda: Therapist Wendi Kozlowski on Bullying and APD Community Liaison on OCL Summer Leadership Camp.
NEXT YSAPC MEETING
Date: February, 2017
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: YWCA - South
UPCOMING TST SUMMIT
Date: Aug. 3-4, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Seton Healthcare
St. Vincent de Paul Auditorium - 1st Floor 1345 Philomena Street Austin, TX 78723
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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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