WHAT IS A SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE?
A local law that makes it illegal for an adult to knowingly allow minors to consume alcohol in or on their property.
WHAT IS A SOCIAL HOST?
A Social Host Ordinance (SHO) holds individuals (social hosts) criminally responsible for hosting or allowing an event on private or public property where persons under age 21 possess or consume alcohol, regardless of who supplies the alcohol to the minors.
WHO WOULD THIS ORDINANCE AFFECT?
Those who give, sell, furnish, or otherwise supply alcoholic beverages to persons under legal age.
Those who allow persons under legal age to consume alcoholic beverages in or on property they own or control.
Persons who knowingly permit minors to consume alcohol on their property, even if they didn’t supply the alcohol.
Adults who know that underage drinking is occurring on their property and either allow it to continue, or do nothing to stop it.