Monday, January 30, 2017

Medical Lifeline for Underage Drinkers

Too often fear of getting in trouble can cause underage drinkers in need of emergency assistance to not seek help when medical attention is vital. I have introduced legislation to create a lifeline bill which will give young people the incentive to make the right choice and call 911. The bill provides immunity from prosecution of possession and consumption of alcohol charges if a person under 21 calls for help, stays with the victim, and cooperates with safety officials. Here is NBC Boston's most recent report on the bill.