H.B. No. 0274

Underage drinking.


Sponsored By:     Representative(s) Gingery and Senator(s) Sessions


AN ACT relating to alcohol; creating an offense for persons under age twenty-one (21) years who attempt or gain admittance to liquor dispensing rooms or drive-in liquor areas as specified; expanding offenses for persons under the age of twenty-one (21) years who possess or consume alcohol; providing penalties; providing for prima facie evidence; providing a definition; limiting possession or consumption of alcohol by a person under the age of twenty-one (21) years in the presence of a parent or guardian as specified; and providing for an effective date.


1/26/2009   Bill Number Assigned

1/27/2009   H Received for Introduction

1/28/2009   H Introduced and Referred to H01

1/30/2009   H01 Recommended Amend and Do Pass



Ayes:  Representative(s) Bagby, Barbuto, Cannady, Gingery, Patton, Peasley, Quarberg and Throne

Nays:  Representative(s) Mercer

Ayes 8    Nays 1    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


1/30/2009   H Placed on General File



Page 6-line 22          Delete "(a) and".  GINGERY, CHAIRMAN



Page 3-line 11          After ";" delete "or".

Page 3-line 14          Delete "." insert "; or".

Page 3-After line 14    Insert:

"(iii)  When the person is in the physical presence of his parent or legal guardian.".  MERCER, THRONE


2/4/2009    H Failed CoW; Indef Postponed



Ayes:  Representative(s) Anderson, R., Bagby, Barbuto, Buchanan, Cannady, Carson, Davison, Gingery, Harshman, Harvey, Jaggi, Madden, McKim, McOmie, Petersen, Quarberg, Stubson and Throne

Nays:  Representative(s) Berger, Blake, Bonner, Brechtel, Brown, Byrd, Childers, Cohee, Connolly, Craft, Diercks, Edmonds, Esquibel, K., Gilmore, Goggles, Hales, Hallinan, Hammons, Illoway, Jorgensen, Landon, Lockhart, Lubnau, Mercer, Meyer, Miller, Millin, Moniz, Patton, Peasley, Pedersen, Philp, Roscoe, Semlek, Shepperson, Simpson, Steward, Teeters, Thompson, Wallis, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Ayes 18    Nays 42    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0