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Brown signs bill that seeks to halt underage drinking on charter buses

Original post made on Sep 26, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 45 into law Sunday, too late for 19-year-old Brett Studebaker, who died in a 2010 drunken-driving crash, but hopefully before others served drinks on a party bus suffer the same fate.

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Posted by Nancy s
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 26, 2012 at 8:17 am

It is about time. I saw a video shot on a party bus for a high school juniors 17th birthday. The driver asked the girl on video how old she was, she said 17. The video was full of the kids drinking alcohol, girls pole dancing and girls giving the teenage boys lap dances. For the clothes they had on they may have just been naked. These kids had bottles and bottles of hard alcohol. I know most of them has they are friends of my kids (and no, my kids did not go).

It is beyond me that this girls parents would think this is an acceptable function for a 17 yo birthday. I couldnt believe the bus operator allowed underage drinking. I think the fines should be much stiffer. i think the cops need to be actively looking for these buses especially during prom/ball season.

This down needs to crack down on MIP's.

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Posted by Ptown native
a resident of Stoneridge
on Sep 26, 2012 at 8:47 am

Signed a bill????
What do we need another bill-signing for???
It's all a dog and pony show.
Enforce the laws already on the books!
We don't need to sign a bill to enforce the law!
Just enforce the law!
It's ridiculous. Boy Jerry, you're really working hard!
What a joke.

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Posted by AnnaS
a resident of Foothill High School
on Sep 26, 2012 at 8:55 am

An adult chaperone requirement at charter bus teens parties..? Charter buses are going to lose lots of money.
But of course, government which believes that the worst possible crime of a person is taking personal responsibility, enforced babysitting is the only solution.
What I don't understand from this law is what happened with people who illegally provided alcohol to minors? Or for Jerry Brown and company underage drinking law is not relevant any more?

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Posted by whatshisname
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 26, 2012 at 9:30 am

This is ridiculous. There is no place in Calif where you can legally serve alcohol to a 17 yr old. Any adult who is present while alcohol is served is already responsible.
Brown should be doing something useful.

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