Victory in Vermont: SR 17 Passes

Yesterday, the Vermont Senate passed SR 17, a resolution urging Congress to consider waivers to the federal highway funding penalty attached to the drinking age for states that would like to debate alternatives to Legal Age 21.

SR 17’s passage represents a historic achievement for the supporters of the drinking age debate. If you’d like to learn more about the resolution, the full text is available here and you can also read [CR]’s press release with a statement from President John McCardell.

2 Responses to “Victory in Vermont: SR 17 Passes”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with alcohol education and licensing. Victory! The Vermont Senate has done a great thing by passing SR 17 to urge Congress to grant waivers so that states can come up with solutions other than the ageist drinking age of 21. The law which threatens states with a 10% decrease in transportation money must be repealed. The age of majority is 18 so that is the most reasonable minimum drinking age and for responsibiliy, licensing is a requirement.

  2. Jimmy Says:

    Can they please mke the age of majority 21 in every state like state legislatures cant somebody recommend this?I am suprised nibody has recommended the majority age?