The state Senate passed a bill that would make it illegal for landowners to let people under the age of 21 to drink on their property. The bill passed unanimously that would make the offense a simple misdemeanor for the initial violation; the offense would also carry a $200 dollar fine. Secondary offenders would see a $500 fine. Under the bill, juveniles are held responsible as well. Those ages 18, 19 and 20 would face a simple misdemeanor and face a $200 dollar fine for drinking alcohol; they could also lose their driver’s license. The bill now moves to the house.
Leslie Hospitality owner Edwin Leslie says he doesn't have anything to hide, and to prove it he invited the public to view all of the documents, emails, agreements, and financial statements related to the deal at a public meeting this morning.