Madison, wis (wmtv) -- wisconsin lawmakers are circulating a bill that would lower the drinking age in wisconsin to 19 mothers against drunk driving quickly responded to the bill with strong opposition we don't support anything that has any kind of acceptable loss of life, doug scoles, regional. Back in 2003, when then-president george w bush's 19-year-old daughter was arrested for underage drinking offenses, the debate about lowering the legal drinking age once again came into the national spotlight jenna bush's two arrests in less than a month for consuming alcohol and trying to purchase. Baton rouge — for decades, sneaking into bars with fake ids has been a rite of passage for college students in louisiana but if sen eric lafleur, d-ville platte, has. In the united states, the current minimum age to legally purchase alcohol is 21, which makes it one of the highest in the world drinking is also one of the few areas where you can legally be discriminated against based on your age after reaching legal adulthood it has a serious impact not only on what people can do in the. In new hampshire, the drinking age could be lowered from 21 to 20. After the drinking age was raised to 21 in 1986, a sales loophole kept it at 18 until 1995 many politicians think that lowering it back would solve the underage binge drinking crisis in louisiana state senator eric lafleur says that the bill would encourage public drinking instead of in private, which often leads to hazardous. Concord, nh (ap) — lawmakers are again considering lowering the drinking age in new hampshirethe house criminal justice and public safety committee is holding a publ. The new hampshire legislature is simultaneously considering bills that would raise the tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21 and lower the age for consuming alcohol from 21 to 20 coincidence the juxtaposition is more likely a result of how the new hampshire house operates more than any elaborate.
Shouldn't we lower the minimum legal drinking age to 18 the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) estimates that through 2002, the increase in the minimum legal drinking age has saved 21,887 lives in the 50 states nhtsa estimates that the current mlda will continue to save 1,000 lives each year. Columnist says adults ought to be able to make adult decisions, such as whether to consume alcohol. The us is out of step with the rest of the world new hampshire lawmakers are once again considering lowering the drinking age in the state the proposal this year, from rep dan hynes (r-merrimack), would allow 20-year-olds to drink alcohol in private settings, but not buy it or consume it in public.
Lawmakers are again considering lowering the drinking age in new hampshire the house criminal justice and public safety committee is holding a public hearing tuesday on a bill that would lower the legal age for alcohol possession from 21 to 20 in 2016, the house rejected a bill that would have. In making the case for the legislation, jarchow advanced all the logical arguments for lowering the drinking age to 18 but then he said the sponsors had decided to draw their own arbitrary line at 19 because they wanted to prevent high school students from drinking and “causing unnecessary distractions. 60 minutes: some say age should be lowered to 18, but madd and others strongly disagree. Three states are attempting to introduce legislation that would lower the drinking age back to 18, and there is a very real possibility it will happen would these history-making measures expand on progressive movements happening in our country right now, or would newly lax laws mean even more liquid.
In an effort to reduce alcoholism, a few state lawmakers in wisconsin are trying to lower the drinking age from 21 to 19 while the national minimum drinking age act is responsible for the 21 year age restriction, quite a few states allow minors to consume alcohol in private residences with parental consent. Libertarians support lowering the age to consume alcohol to adults 18 years or older adults are considered to be 18 years of age turning 18 provides a person the rights and responsibilities of adulthood to vote, get married, enter into contracts, serve on juries, join the military and fight in wars-which includes taking on the.
The proposal unveiled wednesday calls for lowering the drinking age from the current minimum of 21 only if wisconsin would not lose its federal highway funds a federal law passed in 1984 penalized states with a reduction in federal highway money if they didn't have a minimum drinking age of 21. Wisconsin us senator ron johnson said friday he supports lowering the drinking age to 18 years old in the united states, after admitting he didn't know the current legal drinking age. The national minimum drinking age act of 1984 (23 usc § 158) was passed by the united states congress on july 17, 1984 it was a controversial bill that punished every state that allowed persons below 21 years to purchase and publicly possess alcoholic beverages by reducing its annual federal highway. Three wisconsin legislators introduced legislation wednesday that would lower the legal drinking age in wisconsin to 19, but it faces strong opposition from both state legislators and advocacy groups the bill introduced by rep adam jarchow, r-balsam lake, rep cindi duchow, r-town of delafield and.
A louisiana senator says lowering the legal age to buy alcohol would remove its allure for minors and help combat binge drinking that sometimes turns deadly on college campuses.
Baton rouge, la — a new bill in louisiana could make the drinking age lower senate bill 429 would allow 19- and 20-year0olds to buy and consume alcohol if they receive certification and parental consent louisiana sen. Statement: madd supports the 21 minimum legal drinking age and opposes any attempts to change it countless studies have shown we would lose more people — many more each year on our roads as a result of lowering the drinking age from 21 the national highway traffic safety administration. Milwaukee - lawmakers will soon introduce a bill to that proposes the state lower the drinking age in wisconsin to 19 the authors of the bill believe if you are old enough to serve in the military, you are old enough to drink critics said the bill would mean more deaths as a result of drunk driving i think it's.