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Legislator Dixon applauds implementation of ‘Social Host Law’


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Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon congratulates Kiwanis International and all of Erie County’s local clubs on the organization’s 100th anniversary. The Erie County Legislature Majority Caucus honored Kiwanis...

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Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners are proud to announce the return of their Prom Dress Drive for the 6th year. Gowns are being collected from Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 27. The dresses will...

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Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon delivered thousands of Valentine’s Day cards to local soldiers and veterans through her 5th annual Valentines for Veterans program.

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