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Bills holds adults responsible for underage drinking

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Taking a suggestion from high school Close-Up members, Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz has introduced Bill 368, which that would hold adults responsible for serving alcohol to anyone under the age of 21.  The legislation would impose a one-year jail sentence and a fine of $2,000 for adults who contribute to underage drinking.

He said, "Because if they do and they get hurt, you'll be charged criminally and you'll pay, and you'll be financially responsible for any injuries as a result of that accident…they shouldn't be providing it anyways, but all I'm doing with this one is to make sure that if anything happens nobody plays Pontius Pilate and they're going to suffer for being so derelict in allowing kids to drink then drive."

Currently the law only prohibits adults from buying alcohol for minors. 

 

 

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