It would amend the law that restricts adults from providing alcohol to minors only at parties being held inside a residence.
Some news you may find surprising: While it is against the law in Florida for an adult hosting a party within a residence to serve alcohol to minors, there is no wording in that law that officially makes it illegal for adults to host such a party outdoors, like at public parks.
This means that parents could potentially get away with serving beer and other alcoholic beverages to those under the age of 21, because the party in question is going on outside the residence, at a park or somewhere else.
That is a loophole that local State Representative Patrick Rooney wants to close. He is the co-sponsor of a bill that would sure up the wording in that law, and make it against the law for adults to serve alcohol to minors, period.
If the Florida legislature passes the "Open Parties" bill, adults would face fines and potentially jail time. The new rules would go into effect in October.
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