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					                                    109th CONGRESS

                                        1st Session

                                              S.

                       In The Senate of the United States

                                   October 10, 2005
Introduced by Mr. Hudson

                                            A Bill
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
Simulation assembled.

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
                beverages.

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,
      2006.

				
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