Skip to comments.Senate passes bill to make keg parties a thing of the past
Posted on 01/18/2006 6:04:21 PM PST by elkfersupper
MONTGOMERY - Keg parties at fraternities and many other places would be outlawed under a bill passed 30-0 Tuesday by the state Senate.
If the bill becomes law, people could drink draft beer only at a bar, restaurant, private club or other retail establishment licensed for beer sales by the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, said Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro, the bill's sponsor. People could not buy a keg and take it elsewhere to drink.
Singleton said he proposed the bill in an effort to stop teenagers from drinking beer.
Donna Alexander, a lobbyist for the Alabama Wholesale Beer Association, said the association supports Singleton's efforts to pass the proposed law, because it could curb binge drinking and underage drinking.
Robert Hill, an attorney for the state ABC Board, said if the bill becomes law, "someone could not sell you a keg to take with you, to consume off the licensed premises that sold the beer." The board has not taken a position on the bill.
Asked if an organization could get a special-events license from the ABC Board as a way to hold a keg party if the bill were to become law, Hill noted that the state fee on such a license is $150, and said the beer would have to be sold at the event.
The neoprohibitionists are getting bolder.
I predict a booming keg-sales business in neighboring states.
You can have my tap when you pry it from my cold, dead hand.
They'll simply buy it by the case then you morons, or, go to a neighbor state to get the keg.
GD govt just can't stand people having too much fun.
Every day I wonder if the new WTCU will just go back to trying to ban alcohol outright again at some point. They've forgotten the lessons of Prohibition--maybe they'll forget the strategy they're using to reimplement it, too.
er, that's WCTU.
Beer nazis. Coming soon to every town in America... but, wait until they finish with the smokers first.
Make that any fun.
This looks like a done deal. Look at the vote....plus, it has industry-backing.
Reminds me of what's been happening with some other legal comestible commodity (tobacco).
On a related note....
The number of teenager's signing up for the Community Ed class "Opening Aluminum Cans 101" has tripled.
Youth and foolishness being "outlawed". Screw these people. We live in this bizarre variant of Victorianism where they want to convince us that we should be giving kids condoms because, of course, "you can't stop them from screwing" while we're supposed to consider a kid with a beer and a cigarette some kind of freakin' "public enemy".
Nice to see you surface on this thread.
These are the same people who brought us mandatory seatbelt laws, mandatory bicycle helmet laws, and took prayer and paddlings out of the public schools.
It's the same schlock, different day.
This screws over people with home taps as well. Amazing that one legislator didn't have the balls to stand up to this.
I feel sorry for our kids.
Too bad these same agents won't be employed to quard the borders that really matter.
The cycle of modern life is to try to get away with all the fun you can and then spend the rest of your life making it illegal for your kids to do the same. Makes me embarassed to be an adult sometimes.
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