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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: March 13, 2015 02:49 PM
From: Senator Ryan P. Aument
To: All Senate members
Subject: Responsible Alcohol Management Training
 
In the near future I plan to introduce legislation to amend the Liquor Code to require Responsible Alcohol Management Training for any seller or server of alcohol in the Commonwealth.

This training is already required of owners and managers of liquor licensed establishments and to be RAMP certified, at least 50% of alcohol service personnel must be trained. The training has been proven to help licensees and their employees recognize the signs of visible intoxication as well as identify underage individuals and counterfeit identification.

My proposal has the support of Susan Menges, a Lancaster County woman who lost her daughter, Morgan, and Morgan’s friend, Crystal, to a drunk driver in 2007. An investigation into the accident discovered that the driver who struck Morgan and Crystal’s car was visibly intoxicated when she was served alcohol at a local bar and when the woman was ordered to leave the establishment, a bouncer actually helped the intoxicated woman to her car. Moments later, the woman drove head on into Morgan and Crystal’s car, killing all three women.

The purpose of my legislation is to help reduce tragic incidents that can occur when an individual has too much to drink or when a minor has access to alcohol. Please join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.

If you have any questions regarding this legislation, please contact Stephanie Buchanan at 717-787-4420 or sbuchanan@pasen.gov.



Introduced as SB692