BTW, it doesn't matter if the kids don't drive afterwards or if they just have a glass of wine with dinner. The parents can be charged with a crime. Religious observances are not included. Of course.
Newsday: "Adults who allow underage drinkers to consume alcohol in their homes would for the first time be held criminally responsible under a "social host" bill passed unanimously Monday by the Nassau County Legislature..."
This bill is supposed to cut down on underage drinking. Forgive me if I don't buy this crap. I am a responsible parent and considerate citizen- those like myself who would allow a younger person to have a cocktail or two under my supervision (rather than drinking a bottle of swill at the beach and passing out abandoned by friends and choking on puke and dying) will be criminals. Way to go! There's less of a penalty for hosting a pot party in Nassau than for smoking in public or drinking in private. Hmm.