Underage Drinking

Prohibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking Parties

Laws that impose liability against individuals (social hosts) responsible for underage drinking events on property they own, lease, or otherwise control.

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Changes Over Time for Prohibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking Parties
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Underage
Guest
Property Type Knowledge
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Res. Outdoor Other Family Resident
CT (Connecticut)
1/1/1998 - 9/30/2006      
CT (Connecticut)

The "preventive action" provision in Connecticut requires the prosecution to prove that the host failed to take preventive action.

10/1/2006 - 9/30/2012GeneralPossessionYesYesYesKnowledgeYesYes 3 Citations
CT (Connecticut)

The "preventive action" provision in Connecticut requires the prosecution to prove that the host failed to take preventive action.

Effective October 1, 2012, Connecticut permits prosecution of a person who "knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence" permits a minor to possess alcoholic liquor. See Conn. Gen. Stat. § 30-89a. When a statute specifies more than one level of knowledge that may suffice for a social host offense, APIS codes to the lowest or least demanding of such levels.

10/1/2012 - 1/1/2018GeneralPossessionYesYesYesCriminal NegligenceYesYes 3 Citations