INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Amnesty from underage drinking charges for those younger
than 21 who report sexual assaults or drug overdoses has support from
House members voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the expansion of what’s
now called the Lifeline Law.
Current law gives immunity from certain criminal charges to anyone under 21
who reports alcohol-related health emergencies. Immunity would apply to
those who report any medical emergency involving alcohol if the proposed
bill becomes law.
The bill also would allow some firefighters and other first responders to
administer an overdose prevention drug.