Rockland County exec. eyes social host law

Hudson Valley lawmakers are looking to crack down on parents who host parties where teens have access to alcohol.

The Rockland County Executive's Office is reintroducing a "teen party law" that would punish adults who knowingly allow teenagers to have drinking parties. The legislation comes in response to police's investigation into Beth Modica, the former county prosecutor charged with having sex with two boys she provided with drugs and booze.

"Those who in fact knowingly have teen parties where alcohol is served to minors should pay the penalty," says County Executive Scott Vanderhoef.

The legislation calls for fines of $250 to $1000 for the adults hosting the parties. Vanderhoef says the law would only be meant to target bigger cases like Modica's, where there are accusations of large parties and excessive drinking.

Modica is free on bail but due back in court early next month.

Related information: Indictment unsealed against alleged 'party mom'

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