This strategy holds people accountable for knowingly providing an environment where underage drinking is occurring such as on property they own, rent, or lease. This differs from a Social Host Ordinance as these restrictions are implemented on a more specific and individual level. This is not a city ordinance; rather, it is the adoption of business policies and practices.
When should I consider implementing this strategy?
- Youth report drinking on private property such as in motels, hotels, and apartment buildings.
How do I implement this strategy?
Key Activities for Implementation:
- Review current city, county, and business policies - can be a business policy or city/county-wide ordinance.
- Determine where enhancements could be made.
- Work with policymakers and businesses to pass restrictions or controls on youth alcohol consumption.
Guidelines for Deterring Underage Drinking: A Guide for Hotels and Motels in the Cities of Bloomington, Edina, and Richfield
Have others implemented this strategy?
North Dakota Communities:
- “Accepting Minor Guests in Your Hotel; A Checklist for Handling the Challenges of Underage Guests” (Article, Hospitality Net)
- “Police, hotels join forces to deter underage drinking in Waterfront” (Article, Trib Live Pittsburg)