Officials from Cape Girardeau, Missouri are proposing a new party
ordinance that would attempt to crack down on parties that get out of hand. Apparently, the party scene at Southeast Missouri State University, also known as SEMO, has gotten to a point that it is causing problems in the community and citizens are fed up. According to the Southeast Missourian, some of the problems are noise, littering, fights, and trespassing.
While there is an ordinance already in place that restricts parties of 10 people or more when certain circumstances are present, the proposed ordinance would allow police to cite the host of the party. The ordinance would carry a maximum fine of $500 and 90 days in jail. This ordinance will be proposed to the Cape Girardeau city council on June 6, 2011. For a more detailed account of the history behind the proposed ordinance, read this article from the Southeast Missourian.