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Md. General Assembly passes ‘Alex and Calvin’s’ bill

(The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

The General Assembly on Monday passed legislation that would permit parents and other adults to be jailed for up to one year for providing alcohol to or hosting drinking parties attended by those under the legal drinking age of 21 who become impaired seriously injure themselves or others in driving from the event.

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Senate panel weakens bill enabling hosts of drinking parties to be jailed

Senate Judicial Proceedings Chairman Robert A. ‘Bobby’ Zirkin, D-Baltimore County. (File photo)

The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would permit parents and other adults to be jailed for up to one year for providing alcohol to or hosting drinking parties attended by minors who become impaired and seriously injure themselves or others in driving from the event.

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‘Alex and Calvin’s’ bill likely headed to Senate-House conference

Sen. Brian J. Feldman (File photo)

A Senate-House conflict over whether and to what extent adults could be jailed for hosting underage drinking parties is likely headed to conference over the chambers’ respective legislative responses to the drunken-driving related-deaths of two recent high-school graduates last June.

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Md. House passes ‘Alex and Calvin’s’ bill, conflicts with stronger Senate measure

The House of Delegates on Thursday night passed legislation that would allow judges to imprison adults who knowingly and willfully host underage drinking parties but retain as just a fineable offense the mere furnishing of alcohol to a person under age 21.

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Montgomery County deaths spur Maryland drunken-driving bills

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said the potential for jail time for parents who host underage drinking parties puts ‘additional teeth’ into existing laws. ‘There should be consequences for these actions other than a fine,’ he says. ‘Fines are wholly inadequate as maximum penalties.’ (Photo illustration by Maximilian Franz)

The drunken-driving-related deaths in Montgomery County last year of two recent high-school graduates and a police officer have spurred legislation to allow judges to imprison adults who host underage-drinking parties, permit drunken-driving victims to get punitive damages and increase the punishment for drunken motorists who kill people.

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