We applaud recent legislation introduced in New York by Senator Jeffrey Klein and Assemblymen Marcos Crespo. Named the "Card Hard" campaign, the objective is to crack down on the use of fake IDs. It allows businesses to confiscate fake IDs and encourages the use of ID scanners. Specifically, the legislation includes:
- S.2334/A.2527 - Extends dram shop liability to serial makers of fake IDs; would extend liability of establishments arising out of the sale of alcohol to obviously intoxicated persons or minors who subsequently cause death or injury to third-parties as a result of alcohol-related crashes
- S.4102/A.2532 - Strengthens defenses for those retailers that employ best practices, including having an operating scanner, requiring employees to use scanners, holding a valid certificate of completion of a licensed alcohol awareness program and having a clean record with no violations for at least two years.
- S.5668/A.4004-A - Allows businesses to confiscate fake IDs
- S.6434/A.9377 - Requires retailers who have served minors to buy and use ID scanners
We urge NY lawmakers to vote this into law. It will definitely reduce access to alcohol by minors.
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