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Committee starts the path to social host


A draft of a social host ordinance for Havre was first discussed by the Ordinance Committee at Wednesday night's meeting.

Everyone agreed that the proposed law, to allow law enforcement to fine people who provide a venue for underage drinking, would be an important step in preventing the growing problem.

"The reality I've found is that college kids have parties with high school kids, and high school kids have parties with middle school kids, " said City Prosecutor Tammi Barkus. "Last year I had to prosecute my first fourth-grader for minor in possession.

"I was not prepared for that."


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