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Legislator Dixon applauds implementation of ‘Social Host Law’


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Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at the Lackawanna Senior Center, 230 Martin Road, Lackawanna to help residents with the...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon will host two upcoming District Outreach Meetings to discuss county issues and answer any questions constituents may have.

Erie County Legislators Lynne Dixon and Patrick Burke announce that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at the Dudley Branch Library, 2010 South Park Ave., Buffalo to help...

One of the lessons learned during the November 2014 snowstorm that dropped more than 6 feet of snow on towns in Erie County, is the need for a cohesive response plan for patients with critical, chronic medical needs. For many of these patients,...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon is pleased to announce that the Legislature has supported her request for additional funding for Town of Hamburg’s Youth Development Programming in the 2015 Erie County budget. The Legislature approved $7,...

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