HARTFORD - The legislature is again considering a bill to curb underage drinking, specifically at alcohol-fueled teen house parties.

The legislature's General Law Committee is holding a hearing on the bill today.

The bill states that no person shall host an event on public or private property where liquor is consumed by -- or dispensed to -- a person under 21. Anyone who violates the law could be fined up to $500.

A local bill in Danbury considered by the Common Council generated much debate last year. The Danbury Common Council eventually passed a modified version of the bill.

To find out more about the proposal go to www.cga.ct.gov and look up House Bill 5676.

- From staff writer Fred Lucas

Read The News-Times and check www.NewsTimesLive.com for updates.