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Parents Who Host Could Face Charges, Under Proposed Onalaska Law

You know the expression 'Parents who host, lose the most'?

The city of Onalaska is considering its own ordinance to penalize parents who put on parties where underage drinking is allowed. The ordinance is on the agenda of tonight's city council meeting in Onalaska. Police chief Jeff Trotnic says Onalaska has been asked to create a model ordinance on 'social hosting' for other local communities to follow. Hosts who permit drinking by minors could face charges if they know about the event where the drinking occurs, but might not be charged if minors throw their own parties without their parents' knowledge.

 

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