28 February 2006

Alcohol Loophole To Be Closed

The Virginia State Senate passed a bill to close a loophole in the state's alcohol laws. The new legislation would prohibit Virginians from serving alcoholic beverages to minors in their homes is on the way to the governor's desk.

4 comments:

TWM said...

What's the loophole in the case exactly?

Clark Kent said...

"The bill closes a loophole that some prosecutors and anti-drunken driving activists say allows residents to serve alcohol to visitors regardless of age. The measure is aimed at curbing underage drinking at high school graduation parties and fraternity keg parties."

Apparently, until this point, it was not technically illegal to serve minors alcohol inside private residences. So, under the old theory that mom or dad (thinking that their teenagers were going to drink anyway) would rather have them drinking at home; in a controled environment.

At least, that's my take.

markm said...

Being able to legally serve alcohol to your own children is not a loophole. If you can drink responsibly, it's probably better for you to introduce your kids to drinking than to have them learning it at a college kegger - which we all know are going to happen whether or not they are legal.

Serving alcohol to other children without their parents' consent is definitely not a good idea, nor is children serving liquor to themselves, no matter where they are. I hope those are the only "loopholes" the legislature is closing...

Steve Armstrong said...

I only used the term "Loophole" because that is what the missing language of the law was labeled in the article. I agree- responsible parents should be the ones to introduce alcohol to their children.