Hill County Commission discusses social host ordinance

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Last updated 3/19/2021 at 12:17pm

The Hill County Commission approved a social host ordinance on first reading and will hold a second reading April 1.

The ordinance would make it a violation for the social host of a party or event who knows, or reasonably should know, that underage people are drinking alcohol to not make reasonable attempt prevent it.

The ordinance states that the host does not need to be present for the law to apply and could result in a misdemeanor charge.

A similar ordinance has been in place Havre for over 10 years, and Susan Brurud of Bear Paw Development Corp., who spoke in favor of the ordinance a...

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