Cortland County police agencies now have another tool in the effort to curb underage drinking.
Lawmakers have approved sanctions for those who serve alcohol to minors.
In a 13-4 count, leaders approved the social host ordinance. Under the new statute, anyone who knowingly serves a minor would face a violation charge punishable by fines and jail time.
The law would not apply if a teen gets alcohol from an adult without their knowledge.
Kim McRae Friedman with local drug interdiction agency Cortland Prevention Resources says this law will help keep kids safe and serve as a deterrent for individuals providing alcohol to minors.
In the past if teens refused to disclose how they obtained alcohol there was little that could be done.
A first time violation of the ordinance could result in a $250 fine and up to 15 days in jail. Those fines increase to $500 for repeat offenses.
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