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District 23A Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith Recognized for Sponsoring new enacted DUI Law


Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith Recognized with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility's 2014 Leadership Award

For immediate release:
December 18, 2014

Contact:
Victoria M. Herman
Legislative Aide, Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith


Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith Recognized with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility's 2014 Leadership Award

WASHINGTON, DTodaythe Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org)a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers dedicated to fighting
drunk driving and underage drinkingrecognized Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith (D-MDDistrict 23 A) with its 2014 Leadership Award.During her tenure in the Maryland House of
Delegates she has shown an outstanding commitment to fighting drunk driving.

Delegate Valentino-Smith sponsored House Bill 957which was enacted into law and supported bResponsibility.org. House Bill 957 enhances penalties for a 3'd and subsequent DUI offense where
there was no previous provision enhancing penalties. "Delegate Valentino-Smith has been a tireless advocate for the people of District 23 A in Maryland"  said Ralph BlackmanPresident and CEO of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.  "During her time in the House of Delegates, she has made it clear that preventing drunk driving on Maryland's roads is a critical issue. We thank her for her leadership this year and look forward to  expanding our relationship and continuing to save lives in the future with Delegate Valentino-Smith."

Abouthe Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility Formerly known as The Century Councilthe Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) is a national not-for-profit organization that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinkingFunded by America's leading distillers (Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.Beam Suntory; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Hood River DistillersInc.; and Pernod Ricard USA.)Responsibility.org is dedicated to developing and implementing programs that guide a lifetime of conversations around alcohol responsibility and offering proven strategies to stop impaired driving. To learn moreplease visitwww.responsibility.org.