New Hampshire May Lower Drinking Age
A public hearing is being held today in the Granite State on a proposed law that would lower the legal drinking age in New Hampshire. If passed, the bill will lower the alcohol possession age from 21 to 20.
This isn't the first time an attempt has been made by our neighbors to the north to lower the drinking age. According to boston.com, a bill was rejected in 2016 that would have lowered the age for beer and wine consumption from 21 to 18. Those under 21 would have to be in the company of an adult, and would not have been allowed to drink hard liquor.
Some states already allow those under 21 to consume alcohol under the supervision of a parent or guardian. This could include consuming wine at church. However, under the current law, New Hampshire does not allow this practice.
If this current bill does pass in New Hampshire, the state is at risk of losing federal highway funds.