Cody's Law: House Bill 2792
House Bill 2792, also known as Cody’s Law is named after Cody Ryan Greenhaw who passed away in 2004 as a result of underage drinking. Cody was only 16 years old when he died.
Oklahoma’s Social Host law means it’s up to you to make sure kids don’t drink in your home or on your property. The law is clear: If kids under age 21 are drinking alcohol at a gathering, and you’re providing the location for that gathering, you’re responsible — whether you’re an adult or a minor, and whether you rent, own, or simply provide the location. Fines for the first offense are up to $500.
They're All Our Kids
It’s unthinkable to imagine your child in a drunkdriving crash, a fight, engaging in risky sexual activity or any incident caused by underage drinking. And there’s no doubt you’d do anything in your power to keep that from happening.
But would it be acceptable if something like this happened to your child’s best friend? Your nephew? Your neighbor’s kid? Any kid?
Of course it wouldn’t. That’s why it’s so important that we do everything in our power to keep alcohol away from kids. Because they’re all our kids. They’re Oklahoma’s kids. And Oklahomans look out for their own.