Plan Comes Amid Evidence that Minors Continue to Have Access to Four Loko and Similar High Alcohol Drinks
NEW YORK, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), chairman of the Senate Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee, was joined by public health advocates from across New York Sunday to unveil plans to crack down on easy access that minors have to Four Loko and similar high-alcohol malted beverages.
Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Chair: Senator Jeffrey D. Klein Public Hearing: To allow the Committee to fully explore High-Alcohol Flavored Malt Beverages, the proliferation and marketing of these drinks in the marketplace and availability of and/or access to these drinks by minors Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York Time: 11:30 A.M. Contact: Gillian Hirsch (518) 455-3590 Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 455-3598 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
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Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, today announced the issuance of a legislative subpoena against the makers of Four Loko as part of the Committee's ongoing investigation into high alcohol Flavored Malt Beverages and their availability to minors.
Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Chair: Senator Jeffrey D. Klein and Senate Standing Committee on Health Chair: Senator Kemp Hannon Roundtable: A Roundtable Discussion on the growing problems of prescription drug abuse and diversion throughout New York State and on possible policy solutions Place: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New York Time: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Contact: Gabriel Paniza (518) 455-3594 Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 455-3595 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY