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.
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.
-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.