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SR 17 - Requesting Congressional Waiver From Federal Drinking Age Requirement - Key Vote

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Peter Shumlin Co-Sponsored (Introduced) this Legislation-Resolution.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT, WHICH REPLACES THE ENTIRE TEXT OF THE LEGISLATION WITH A NEW TEXT. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed (Senate) (14-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Requesting Congressional Waiver From Federal Drinking Age Requirement

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a resolution that urges Congress to authorize states to obtain waivers from the federal law that triggers a reduction in transportation funding if a state's drinking age is lower than 21 years of age.

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-Specifies that in 1984, Congress enacted a law that withholds 10 percent of a state's federal highway funding if the state's drinking age is lower than 21 years of age (23 USC 408(f)(6)). -Alleges that the current funding penalty discourages an open public debate about the drinking age. -Alleges that the states should regulate alcohol within their borders and Congress should work with the states to address alcohol consumption. -Alleges that each state should have the opportunity to develop a program that addresses its unique situation. -The text of this resolution was replaced by an amendment sponsored by Sen. Miller on behalf of the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.
Legislation-Resolution - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requesting Congressional Waiver From Federal Drinking Age Requirement

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