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Legislator Dixon applauds implementation of ‘Social Host Law’


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Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon attended the Dec. 12 NFTA meeting to discuss proposed service solutions to routes 16 South Park, 36 Hamburg and 42 Lackawanna. Public input is being sought. For more information about these service changes,...

The meeting to discuss the new Flood Map will be held 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 5 at the Lackawanna Senior Center, 230 Martin Road. This event will be hosted by FEMA. To access the Letter of Map Revision document that details the changes, visit...

The NFTA will host a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 12 at the Baker Hall School Cafeteria, 777 Ridge Road, Lackawanna.  

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, along with her colleagues in the Legislature, took action at Thursday’s session to accept a $125,000 New York State grant that has been awarded to Save the Michaels of the World.

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that HEAP applications are being accepted. HEAP is a federally funded program to assist income eligible Erie County residents with the costs of home heating, electricity, and...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon is pleased that the final step has been taken to create a new local law that makes adults responsible for allowing minors to consume alcohol on their property.

 

“I want to thank the County Executive for supporting this initiative and signing it into law.  When I first proposed the local law, my hope was to curb the careless approach many adults take concerning underage drinking. Parents and guardians who allow minors who are not their children to drink on their property put everyone at risk. As parents, we need to come together to protect not only our own children but those who come onto our property. This law simply makes property owners responsible for the activities that happen at their home to ensure we are taking every precaution to keep teens safe,” said Legislator Dixon. “I also want to thank the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse for their guidance in creating this law so that we can keep our young people safe.”

 

With the County Executive’s signature, the law goes into effect.

 

Offenders of the law will be charged with a violation and fined $250 for the first offense and $500 for the second offense. On the third and subsequent offenses, offenders could be charged with a misdemeanor. To review a copy of the local law or for additional Erie County Legislature news, please visit www.erie.gov/legislature