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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 7:38 am, Sat Jul 14, 2012.

Social hosts in Galt who provide a location where minors can drink alcohol or who do not take steps to prevent their consumption of alcohol will have to reimburse police and fire-related costs under an ordinance recently approved by the Galt City Council. It will be formally adopted Tuesday.

Mayor Barbara Payne, who worked with the Galt Youth Alcohol Abuse Prevention Coalition to bring the ordinance before the council, said she hopes there will be a cultural shift regarding underage drinking and that adults will consider what the infraction can mean to young lives.

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1 comment:

  • Pete Lorenzo posted at 3:24 pm on Sun, Jul 15, 2012.

    Ajax the Great Posts: 1

    Social host laws are merely the logical conclusion of a drinking age law that too high to consistently enforce. The 21 drinking age is the greatest alcohol policy failure since Prohibition, and we all know how well that worked out. Just Google "Miron and Tetelbaum" and you will see that the supposed lifesaving effect of raising the drinking age to 21 was merely a mirage. Also, Canada and several other countries saw similar or faster declines in traffic deaths since 1982 despite NOT raising the drinking age to 21.

    As for social host laws, there is no hard evidence that they save any lives at all. On the contrary, hospitals in San Diego and some other localities with social host laws have actually seen increases in alcohol poisoning cases among young people since these laws have been passed. Why? Possibly because when alcohol is forced futher underground, it becomes more dangerous than it has to be. And hosts are often afraid to call 911 lest they get in trouble too. Thus, it really stretches credulity to claim that these laws actually have any public health benefits at all.

    Let America be America again, and lower the drinking age to 18. If you're old enough to go to war, you're old enough to go to the bar. 'Nuff said.

    For more infomation, see http://21debunked.blogspot.com



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