Underage drinking


San Jose Considers Law To Punish Parents For Teen Drinking

The city council is weighing the benefits of a so-called “social host” ordinance that would make parents criminally liable if their children were caught drinking at home.


CA Adults Can Now be Legally Responsible for Underage Drinking

Governor Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will add California to the states in which adults can be held legally responsible if they furnish alcohol to minors in social settings.


Bill Will Hold Adults Liable for Underage Drinking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Adults who provide alcohol to minors at social gatherings could be held liable if the minors are subsequently injured or killed, under a bill passed by the state Legislature.