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Clinton County Considers Social Host Law

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    April 14, 2014 | 8:36 am
    CLINTON, Iowa (AP) - An eastern Iowa county is considering an ordinance that would punish social hosts who provide alcohol to minors.

    The Clinton Herald reports ( ) that the proposal is designed to discourage underage drinking at social gatherings.

    The proposed Clinton County ordinance would make it unlawful for any social host to allow an underage person to possess alcohol, even if the social host isn't present.

    Violating the ordinance would be a simple misdemeanor, punishable by fine between $65 and $650, and up to 30 days in jail.

    Advocates who want to stop underage and binge drinking met with the Clinton County Board of Supervisors on Monday to discuss the ordinance.

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