Bill Targets Underage Drinking
The bill would create a statewide record system so if a minor gets a Minor in Possession, or MIP, in one county it is reported to all counties across the state. It would also prosecute minors who refuse to take a breathalyzer test. The law would hold parents hosting teenage parties more responsible and would prohibit minors who have three or more MIP's from participating in the A+ Scholarship Program.
"If kids lose A+ funding then that makes it a no brainer...Yeah I'm gonna say no," bill proponent Alicia Ozenberger said.
A recent survey said the average age minors try their first alcoholic drink is twelve. That age is younger than previous years.