2010 Arkansas Code
Title 3 - Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 3 - Prohibited Practices
Subchapter 2 - Particular Practices Prohibited
§ 3-3-219 - Social hosts -- Criminal liability.

3-3-219. Social hosts -- Criminal liability.

(a) (1) A person who exercises control over private property shall not knowingly allow a person under twenty-one (21) years of age who is not a family member of the person to consume alcohol on the private property.

(2) This subsection applies only to a person who is present and in control of the private property at the time the consumption occurs.

(3) This subsection does not apply to the owner of rental property or the agent of an owner of rental property unless the consumption occurs in the individual unit in which the owner or agent resides.

(4) This subsection does not apply to any consumption of alcohol during religious ceremonies or for religious purposes.

(b) (1) A first violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

(2) A second violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor.

(3) A third or subsequent violation of this section is a Class D felony.

(c) This section shall not prevent a township, city, or county from establishing by ordinance regulations more stringent than the provisions of this section.

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