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Commission tables second reading of social host ordinance


Last updated 4/23/2021 at 11:42am

The Hill County Commission in its weekly business meeting Thursday voted to table the second reading of a social host ordinance because the commissioners wanted more time to gather public opinion and investigate possible changes to the ordinance which would require the reading process to start over.

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 attempts to prevent it.

The ordinance states that the host does not need to be present for the law to apply and...

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