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And entries thanks a lot -- folks in one state could soon have a beer under the age of 21.
Along as their parents are around.
A state senator in the state of Colorado City plans to introduce a bill.
That would allow parents to buy alcoholic beverages for -- eighteen to twenty year old children.
In the states bars and restaurants now keep in mind but we're -- alcohol policy information system these 36 states in yellow.
Already have some exception to the age limit on the books for example allowing older kids to drink at home.
Have no idea Tony Snow lawmaker who's behind this proposal to Colorado State Republican state senator Gregg broke too good to see you thank you.
I sat so what do you have like just half of your constituents are twenty year olds or something I mean what's going on here.
-- it it it came about from a personal story but also really strikes a chord with people let's say you're you're twenty year old son or daughter comes back from a tour in Afghanistan and and you want to take him -- her down to the local VFW hall and and have a beer with the old -- and -- stories we're not allowed to do that in Colorado right now but if this bill passes you would be able to do that as long as you were with.
That son -- daughter is there something like this and other states.
Yes I stand Wisconsin has a similar line and I modeled my statute after -- which is actually.
More abroad I narrow this went down quite a bit and -- what kind of reaction have you gotten.
It's funny that the people who don't like alcohol at all just hate the idea that and it.
A lot of other people say it's and it's absolutely crazy that your 1920 years old and you can.
Risk your life for your country you can vote you can enter into contracts that will be binding for the rest of your life.
But you can't go have a beer.
What will it what do what the -- seem to think about this -- they get the votes for this.
You know it -- it'll be hard to see.
-- be introduced actually on Wednesday a lot of legislators love the idea but after the special interest groups.
You know turned loose on it who knows well -- what what special interest groups are on at some churches or what is it.
Well you'll end up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving of course and and and I get tea -- I can't legislate.
Good parenting skills but what I can do is.
Create an environment where good and responsible parents.
Can teach their children how to become good and responsible adults and that's part of a goal of -- I gave my my reading of this proposed legislation does not suggest that you're advocating drinking while driving.
That's not that's not what you're advocating here that's.
That's doesn't seem like -- -- reason to complain.
-- remember there are there are folks who just don't like that demon rom and they're gonna oppose any kind of expansion of alcohol availability.
Other responsible people recognize that the best place to learn to responsibly consume this adult beverages with those adults that you trust the most.
Your -- it is state where you can have announced -- weed your car are I mean that at the ought to be of I don't know.
It just seems like a drink it nineteen is is is not guilty about it.
You know it's.
I think it's a Smart.
Policy and it you know the federal government hold hostage our highway funds.
So we can't have the old really responsible law that we used to have.
Back when I was in college where you can drink a watered down kind of beer -- between the age of eighteen and 21 -- -- absolutely promise.
3.2 beer they took that away from us a -- you know hopefully we can pass this bill and and bring a little bit of of responsibility training back to the parent team.
Colorado State senator Gregg broke free from Colorado.
Sir good to see -- -- look.
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