Iowa State Representative Lee Hein has introduced a bill, House File 396, that would establish a social host law in the state.

Currently, Iowa has no law in place prohibiting an adult from allowing alcohol possession or consumption by individuals under 21 on a premise under their control. We strongly support social host laws in order to prevent underage drinking.

Parties, friends and adult purchasers are the most frequent sources of alcohol among college students and older adolescents, and younger adolescents often obtain alcohol from family members (The National Academy of Sciences). Rep. Hein is trying to get Iowa to move in the right direction and we fully support his effort to reduce underage drinking in Iowa.