Category: Crime and Public Safety, Social Issues
HB 585 (2015) establishing a penalty assessment for violation of alcoholic beverage laws.
House/Senate Bill: House
Description: Imposes a penalty assessment of $5 or 10%, whichever is greater, on all fines or penalties imposed by a court or the liquor commission for violations to the alcohol beverage laws. (The most common violation is for underage drinking, which carries a minimum fine of $300; the penalty assessment for that would then be $30). The penalty assessments would be divided equally among the Victims’ Assistance Fund, the Special Fund for Domestic Violence Programs, and the Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Fund.
Bill Sponsor: Robert "Renny" Cushing
Bill Co Sponsor: Laura Pantelakos
Next Hearing Date: Tue, 03/17/2015
Next Voting Date: Wed, 03/09/2016