In The Senate of the United States
October 10, 2005
Introduced by Mr. Hudson
To change the legal age of alcohol consumption to the age of 18.
Be it enacted by the Senate of the United States of America in the Congressional
Section 1. Short Title
This act may be cited as the ‘The Alcoholic Beverage Act of 2005.’
Section 2. Purpose
The purpose of this bill is to change the current legal age to consume an alcoholic
beverage from the age of 21 to the age of 18.
Section 3. Findings
Congress makes the following findings:
1) When a person reaches the age of 18, that person is considered to be
Legally an adult.
2) Upon turning 18, that person has all the legal responsibilities of an
adult citizen of the United States of America, but does not obtain the
legal right to consume an alcoholic beverage.
Section 4. Goals
The goal of the act is as follows:
1) To change the legal age to consume and purchase an alcoholic from
the age of 21 to 18.
2) On military bases, military personnel ages 18 and older may consume
alcoholic beverages in establishments that legally serve alcohol
Section 5. Limitations
Nothing in this Act shall permit any use that is inconsistent with:
1) The age to enter or consume alcoholic beverages in establishments that
legally serve alcoholic beverages.
2) State laws that regulate the BAC of drivers under the age of 21.
Section 6. Effective Date
This Act, and the amendments made by this Act, shall take effect on January 1,