"New" ? Alcohol Regulations

windeguy

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Bill would prohibit alcohol consumption in streets and parks​

  • In addition, it prohibits the transfer of alcoholic beverages in the passenger area of the vehicles
  • It also regulates the hours of sale of drinks
 

windeguy

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$! Bill would prohibit alcohol consumption in streets and parks

The "teteos" that are formed in the streets of the country's neighborhoods and in parks of the different provinces would become a thing of the past. (FREE DIARY)

The Senate of the Republic approved this Tuesday in second reading the bill to control the sale, supply and consumption of alcoholic beverages , which, if enacted, will prohibit the consumption of alcohol on public roads .
Article 52 of the initiative proposed by the vice president of the hemicycle, Santiago José Zorrilla, prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages obstructing the public thoroughfare, sidewalks, streets, avenues or parks , "disturbing the tranquility of the institutions determined by this law as sensitive."
"The people who incur in the violation of this article will be sanctioned with a fine of one to five minimum wages in the public sector", establishes the legislative piece that will be known in the Chamber of Deputies.


With the approval, the "teteos" that are formed in the streets of the country's neighborhoods and in parks of the different provinces would become a thing of the past.

The bill also prohibits vehicle drivers from bringing uncovered alcoholic beverages into the passenger area.
In accordance with article 48, if the bottle has been opened, it must be moved in the trunk of the vehicle. "People who violate this section will be sanctioned with a fine of between five and ten times the minimum wage that prevails in the sector."
Another article would affect motorcycle drivers, who will not be able to carry alcoholic beverages, even if they have their factory stamp.
According to the General Directorate of Internal Taxes (DGII), in the country there are 2,695,457 motorcycles of which 1,013,491 are in Greater Santo Domingo (GSD).

Hours to sell alcohol
The bill would replace the current resolution that establishes hours for the sale of beverages. In this sense, businesses must sell from Sunday to Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight , while on Fridays and Saturdays the sale will be allowed from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. : 00 in the morning.
The Ministry of the Interior and Police will be empowered, exceptionally, to grant an extension of the established hours. Overtime authorization may not extend more than two hours per day.
For the temporary dispensing or supply center whose duration will not exceed 30 days in a period of one year, there will be special hours, with prior authorization in accordance with the established law.
The Ministry may reduce the hours established in the law, either temporarily or permanently , when, according to its criteria, the public interest is affected or any violation of those established in the law is committed.
The bill establishes administrative infractions that can be penalized for non-compliance with license conditions, accumulation of garbage in outlets, sale of alcohol in unauthorized places and sale to minors.
The legislative piece indicates in its second recital that alcohol intake is among the main addictive substances that generate social concern, becoming one of the causes of death with the greatest impact in the national territory.
It also refers to the fact that the sale and excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages in inappropriate places and times increases the probability that situations will be created that endanger human health and life.
 

cavok

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One to five minimum wages? Most people in the barrios would never be able to pay this.
 

melphis

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Another unenforceable ridiculous law passed by people who have probably never set foot in a barrio or ghetto.
They will have to invent and hire another useless police department for this one. The current lot of do nothing police are one of the biggest offenders of this proposed new law.
Maybe they can get them to turn down the music when they start handing out tickets.

I would be very happy if the people drinking everywhere just picked up their empty's after themselves. Imagine clean parks, beaches and streets.
 

Kricke87

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Totally agree, never gonna be enforced. Just this early morning PN was outside our house, because a drugged up neighbor was shouting and screaming profanities to a Haitian neighbor, seems like he doesn't like Haitians. He threaten that neighbor, that he would kill him like a dog, even in front of the PN. What did the PN do? NOTHING... So thinking that PN in all of those barrios are going to enforce this law is just laughingstock... NOT gonna happen.
 

Drperson

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Totally agree, never gonna be enforced. Just this early morning PN was outside our house, because a drugged up neighbor was shouting and screaming profanities to a Haitian neighbor, seems like he doesn't like Haitians. He threaten that neighbor, that he would kill him like a dog, even in front of the PN. What did the PN do? NOTHING... So thinking that PN in all of those barrios are going to enforce this law is just laughingstock... NOT gonna happen.
I do not understand why they keep passings laws and not enforcing them
 

Garyexpat

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Apart from the drinking and driving part aren’t they messing a bit to much with Dominican way of life. Like how 75% of how Dominicans have fun and maybe 99% of young people.
The whole world is using the plandemic to take away rights of the people (not talking about drunk driving) so it should come as no surprise that the Gov is acting like a parent to the Dominican people.
 
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MiamiDRGuy

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This is other reason why DR govt is a joke, they even not know what the hell they are doing. Creating BS new laws, for what? Nothing. Their own benefit.
 

cavok

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There are so many other more important laws that they are not enforcing that should be attended to first.
 

melphis

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I do not understand why they keep passings laws and not enforcing them
It's their job. The way they see it they can now stand on their stump and tell the populace how much good the have done while they where in office and that is why they should be re-elected.