Suppose an underaged kid passes out at a party. What's a friend to do?
If the friend is also under 21 and drinking illegally, that friend takes the risk of being prosecuted themselves should they drop the inebriated kid at an Emergency Room or call law enforcement.
Senator Kelly Ward has introduced a bill which will provide immunity from prosecution for those under 21 needing medical care, or helping someone else receive medical care.
This bill is apparently supported by college students, according to the Senate Communications Advisor, Mike Philipsen. Philipsen says that more than 100 students are expected to appear in support of the bill.
College Students Visit State Capitol in support of Immunity Bill
WHAT: More than 100 college-age students are expected at the State Senate tomorrow morning to support SB 1190. The bill is being heard at 9 a.m. in the Senate Judiciary Committee. SB 1190 provides immunity from prosecution for those under 21 who need medical care or are helping someone in trouble because of heavy drinking. Sponsor Sen. Kelli Ward calls it the Saving Lives Saving Futures bill. Sen. Ward will be available before the hearing to discuss the bill.
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. Thursday, February 19
WHERE: Outside State Senate
1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, Arizona.