New Hampshire Considering Lowering Its Drinking Age


Several lawmakers in New Hampshire are considering a bill that would lower the state's drinking age to 20--albeit only for private settings, rather than commercial transactions. The Bangor Daily News has the full story:

"Lawmakers again are considering lowering the drinking age in New Hampshire, though they’ve rejected similar bills in the past.

Republican Rep. Dan Hynes of Merrimack told a House committee Tuesday that countries with lower drinking ages don’t have the same problems with alcohol as the United States.

Under his proposal, 20-year-olds could drink alcohol in private settings, but couldn’t buy it or consume it in public..."

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