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Kennesaw to punish adults hosting underage drinkers

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KENNESAW, Ga. -

A new ordinance in a northern Georgia city aims to punish adults who allow underage drinking in their homes.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/VQVRJx ) reports the social hosting ordinance — also known as a teen party ordinance — was enacted Wednesday by Kennesaw city council. The city is home to Kennesaw State University, the third-largest college in Georgia with over 24,000 students enrolled.

The ordinance calls for adults who allow underage drinking in their home to be charged with a misdemeanor. The offense could cost a fine of up to $300, or six months in prison.

The newspaper reports municipalities and counties in 24 states have passed similar ordinances.

Kennesaw is about 25 miles northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

 

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