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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 215         FILED ON: 1/13/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 98

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

F. Jay Barrows

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to underage alcohol consumption.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 215        FILED ON: 1/13/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 98

By Mr. Barrows of Mansfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 98) of F. Jay Barrows and others relative to the penalties for underage alcohol consumption.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1277 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to underage alcohol consumption.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section 1: Chapter 138, Section 34C of the General Laws is hereby amended in the first line by inserting the following after the phrase after “ … any alcohol or alcoholic beverages …”

              or who demonstrates a visible and discernible level of intoxication to a law enforcement official that is detrimental to the to the general welfare and a threat to public safety,

              Section 2: Chapter 138, Section 34C of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking the following sentence “…  by a fine of not more than fifty dollars for the first offense and not more than one hundred and fifty dollars for a second or subsequent offense” and inserting thereof in its place, the following –

              For the first offense a fine of not less than $250 and enrollment in a youth oriented education program for alcohol abuse.

              For the second offense a fine of not less than $500 and a suspension of driving privileges and licenses for a period of ninety days if applicable. In the event of a minor operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a letter from the arresting police department to the automotive insurance carrier of said individual informing them of the offense

              Section 3: This act shall take effect upon passage.

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