Proposal To Lower Drinking Age To 19 In Wisconsin

The legal drinking age would be 19 in Wisconsin under a bill circulated by the former president of the Tavern League and two other republican lawmakers.

 

The proposal unveiled today calls for lowering the drinking age from 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 did not have a minimum drinking age of 21.

 

The bill sponsors say lowering the drinking age would negate the need to spend "countless hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars" enforcing drinking laws, especially on college campuses.


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