CRIMES CODE (18 PA.C.S) - PURCHASE, CONSUMPTION, POSSESSION OR TRANSPORTATION OF LIQUOR OR MALT OR BREWED BEVERAGES BY MINORS
|Act of Jul. 7, 2011, P.L. 288, No. 66||Cl. 18|
Session of 2011
Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in provisions relating to minors, further providing for the offense of purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 6308 of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a subsection to read:
§ 6308. Purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages.
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(f) Exception for person seeking medical attention for another.--A person shall be immune from prosecution for consumption or possession under subsection (a) if he can establish the following:
(1) The only way law enforcement officers became aware of the person's violation of subsection (a) is because the person placed a 911 call, or a call to campus safety, police or emergency services, in good faith, based on a reasonable belief and reported that another person was in need of immediate medical attention to prevent death or serious injury.
(2) The person reasonably believed he was the first person to make a 911 call or a call to campus safety, police or emergency services, and report that a person needed immediate medical attention to prevent death or serious injury.
(3) The person provided his own name to the 911 operator or equivalent campus safety, police or emergency officer.
(4) The person remained with the person needing medical assistance until emergency health care providers arrived and the need for his presence had ended.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
APPROVED--The 7th day of July, A.D. 2011.