Hickernell Bill Requires Responsible Alcohol Management Training

HARRISBURG – The PA House approved legislation authored by Rep. Dave Hickernell of Lancaster & Dauphin Counties which would require Responsible Alcohol Management Training for any seller or server of alcohol in the Commonwealth. Seven years ago, two young girls from Lancaster County coming home from a high school football game were killed when a 22-year-old female driver crashed into the car in which they were traveling. Subsequent investigation revealed that the 22-year-old had been served several drinks at a local establishment despite visible signs she had already had too much to drink. Pennsylvania’s Responsible Alcohol Management Training program has been proven to help licensees and their employees recognize and handle the signs of visible intoxication, and is currently required of owners and managers of liquor licensed establishments. In fact, many establishments already embrace the goal of Hickernell’s bill and require such training for all their workers as a condition of employment. House Bill 1769 is now pending consideration in the state Senate.

REP. DAVE HICKERNELL

REP. DAVE HICKERNELL

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