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State Legislators working to Preventing Alcohol-Related Tragedies

February 1, 2014

  02/03/14 More than one in five high school students in the State of Indiana has reported binge drinking. And sadly, more than two dozen Hoosiers under the age of 21 have died of alcohol poisoning in the last 10 years.

The Indiana Senate Majority Caucus is working to reduce the number of underage alcohol-related tragedies in our state. Senator Randy Head said, “This year we’re considering proposals to discourage underage drinking and keep young Hoosiers safe.”

Senate Bill 28: Makes it a crime to knowingly provide property to minors to enable them to drink.

Senate Bill 227: Expands Indiana’s Lifeline Law by providing legal protections to minors under the influence of alcohol who call to report a medical emergency or a crime.

The Lifeline Law makes it clear to young people throughout Indiana that our priority is to get professional care to those who need it, no matter the circumstances.

District 18 Senator Head said, “If you have ideas about how to curb underage drinking in Indiana, I invite you to share your thoughts.”  He continued, “To stay informed on these proposals and others, please visit my website:

For any comments or questions, you can email me Senator Head at or call him at 800-382-9467.