Supporters back social host bill - - Jackson, MS

Supporters back social host bill

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By Jewell Hillery - email|bio

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Members of the group "Mississippians Advocating Against Underage Drinking," are lobbying a serious issue at the capitol Thursday.

Lawmakers and the public are invited to the capitol Thursday afternoon to learn about the Social Host bill.

If legislators sign the bill into law, the legislation would penalize adults for allowing underage drinkers to drink alcohol on an adults property.

Adults penalized would face up to one year in jail and a $1000 fine.

Senator David Blount, from the 29th District, says, "Another part of this is changing the culture and making sure that adults understand that it's not acceptable; that it's not cool; that you can't be looking the other way because when you have parties and minors with alcohol a lot of times there are car accidents and a number of bad things that can happen."

"Mississippians Advocating Against Underage Drinking" will host a press conference on the south steps of the capitol at 1 p-m.  The public is invited to attend.

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