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Vermont

What does state law say?

Current state criminal statutes do not address social hosting.  However, some communities may have local ordinances on social hosting that can include fines and other penalties.

Can the adult be sued?

A social host who knowingly furnishes intoxicating liquor to a minor may be held liable, if the social host knew, or a reasonable person in the same circumstances would have known, that the person who received the intoxicating liquor was a minor.

Are there liability limits to the amount of money the adult can be sued for?

Not specified.







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Are there local laws that I should be aware of?

It is possible. Check with your local municipality since there are some communities that enact additional local ordinances which can include fines and other penalties.