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Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, December 17 rejected a proposed law that would have penalized adults, living in unincorporated areas, who allow underage drinking in their homes.

Four of five supervisors turned down the proposal, dubbed the “social host ordinance,” which was advocated by Supervisor Todd Spitzer, law enforcement officials and youth substance abuse and responsible drinking advocates.

The ordinance would have penalized people who knowingly host or allow a party with underage drinking. It would have levied a $750 fine for the first offense and upped subsequent offenses with penalties of $1,000 or up to six months in jail.

Only the incorporated cities of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo and Orange have such ordinances.

The board will meet for the first time in 2014 on Tuesday, January 14, at 9:30 a.m. Meetings are held in Board Chambers at the Hall of Administration, located at 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., 10 Civic Center Plaza (1st floor) in Santa Ana.

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