HOUSE BILL NO. 40
AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1 AND SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PURCHASING, BUYING OR GIVING OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR TO A MINOR OR THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR BY SUPERVISED MINORS AND PENALTIES THEREFOR.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. Amend subsection (c), Section 904, Chapter 9, Title 4, Delaware Code by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:
"(c) Whoever purchases, buys or gives alcoholic liquor for or to a person under the age of 21 years or knowingly allows a person under his or her supervision and under the age of 21 years to consume alcoholic liquor shall, in addition to the payment of costs, be fined for the first offense, not less than $100 nor more than $500, and may be ordered by the court to perform community service for a period of 40 hours in such form and on such terms as the court shall deem appropriate under the circumstances and may be imprisoned for not more than 30 days; and for each subsequent like offense, shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 and may be ordered by the court to perform community service for a period of 80 hours in such form and on such terms as the court shall deem appropriate under the circumstances and may be imprisoned for not more then 60 days. This subsection shall not apply to religious services or members of the same family within the private home of any of said members."
Approved May 13, 1992.