State lawmakers propose tougher laws for selling alcohol to minors

New York lawmakers want to make it harder for minors to buy alcohol following the largest underage sting operation in state history. Officials say 23

Officials say 23 stores in Brooklyn were caught selling to underage decoys in the largest sting operation in state history.

Officials say 23 stores in Brooklyn were caught selling to underage decoys in the largest sting operation in state history. (10/24/13)

NEW YORK - New York lawmakers want to make it harder for minors to buy alcohol following the largest underage sting operation in state history.

Officials say 23 stores in Brooklyn were caught selling booze to underage decoys working for the NYS Liquor Authority.

Proposed legislation called the "Card Hard Package" would encourage stores to get scanners to help them weed out fake IDs. The laws would also give store workers the legal right to confiscate fakes.

Fines for underage sales currently range from $2,500 for a first time offense to up to $10,000. 

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