SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCES

 

 Alcohol is the No. 1 Drug of Choice for Youth.

It is involved in the deaths of more teenagers than all other 

illicit drugs combined, by a four-to-one ratio.

Sticker_Shock-_Not_in_My_House_Label.pngMany parents believe it is safer for their teenager and friends to drink at home as long as they take the keys away; however, this is a myth.  Adults need to send a consistent message underage drinking is illegal and dangerous.  

Social Host Ordinances may have civil and/or criminal penalties The officer does not need to witness the adult handing alcohol to a minor to issue a citation. Social Host gives law  enforcement a tool to control parties where underage drinking occurs and serves as a significant deterrent to hosting the parties in the first place.


LEARN MORE ABOUT SOCIAL HOST

Current_Laws_target_supply-_SH_targets_who_provided_location_image.jpgAlcohol PES Social Host 101 Fact Sheet (updated 2017-04)
Alcohol PES Social Host 102 Fact Sheet - Problem Assessment, Current Laws, Liability, Benefits, FAQs (updated 2017-04)
Learn. Act. Impact. Save Lives. - Social Host 101 PowerPoint Presentation (updated 2017-07)
Learn. Act. Impact. Save Lives. - Social Host 102 PowerPoint (updated 2017-04) (Click here to download PDF presentation handout with slide notes)
Social Host Sample News Article - For Teens, Alcohol is an Illegal and Dangerous Drug.  Don’t be a Party to Teenage Drinking! (updated 2017-04)

 


KY SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCES, UPDATED JULY 2017 (29)

Looking Toward Change-- Numerous Kentucky communities have passed a Social Host Ordinance to hold adults responsible for underage drinking occurring in their home or on their property.

Click on your community (if underlined/ available) to view a copy of the local Social Host Ordinance.

  1. Social_Host_Ordinance_Defined_Image.pngSocial Host Boone County Ordinance
  2. Social Host Boyle County Ordinance
  3. Social Host Breckinridge County Ordinance
  4. Social Host Campbell County Ordinance
  5. Social Host Clark County- Winchester Ordinance
  6. Social Host Clinton County Ordinance
  7. Social Host Daviess County Ordinance
  8. Social Host Fayette County- Lexington Ordinance
  9. Social Host Glasgow Ordinance
  10. Social Host Hancock County Ordinance
  11. Social Host Harrodsburg Ordinance
  12. Social Host Jessamine County- Nicholasville (does not include City of Wilmore) Ordinance
  13. Social Host Junction City Ordinance
  14. Social Host Knott County Ordinance
  15. Social Host Marion County Ordinance
  16. Social Host McLean County Ordinance
  17. Social Host Meade County OrdinanceSocial_Host-_Recommendations_Image.png
  18. Social Host McCreary County Ordinance pg. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  19. Social Host Mercer County Ordinance
  20. Social Host Monroe County Ordinance
  21. Social Host Nelson County Ordinance
  22. Social Host Newport Ordinance 
  23. Social Host Ohio County Ordinance
  24. Social Host Oldham County Ordinance
  25. Social Host Scott County Ordinance
  26. Social Host Shelby County Ordinance
  27. Social Host Trimble County Ordinance
  28. Social Host Washington County Ordinance
  29. Social Host Wayne County Ordinance

SOCIAL HOST LAWS, BY STATE

28 states have a State Social Host Criminal Law prohibiting hosting an underage drinking party- see map below (NIAAA, 2015).

Of those 28 states, eight states specifically address gatherings and parties on private property by underage youth (Babor et al., 2003, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2012).  19 states have broader General Laws or statutes that address adults permitting underage drinking on their property (Center for the Study of Law and Enforcement Policy, 2005; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2012).

150 communities in 21 states have passed social host ordinances (MADD, 2009; NIAAA, 2012).

 

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