|Posted:||December 28, 2016 10:03 AM|
|From:||Senator Randy Vulakovich|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Legislation to Address Underage Drinking|
|In the near future I will be reintroducing SB 1224, aimed at addressing a problem in Pennsylvania we often don’t talk about enough – underage drinking. Last year in my district a horrific and tragic death occurred in Shaler Township. A little girl of 6 years old – Ava Campbell – was walking to her home along with her Mother and Sister when an underage drunk driver stuck and killed Ava.
I believe we can make changes in statute to identify alcohol abusers at a young age. This will not only save an alcohol abuser's life, but those who would be put at risk by their poor choices.
My legislation will change the sentencing formula for the second and third offenses of underage drinking, the following would apply:
SB 1224 was cosponsored last session by Senators: Alloway, Costa, Dinniman, Eichelberger, Fontana, Haywood, Hughes, Rafferty, Reschenthaler, Sabatina, Schwank, and Ward.
If you have any questions please contact Charlie O’Neill in my office at 717-787-6538.