COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – State Representative Todd Rutherford wishes to decrease the consuming age in South Carolina to 18.
Rutherford, who is the Democrat Dwelling Minority Leader, filed the invoice Wednesday.
“This is a own freedom difficulty. If you are outdated adequate to combat for our state, if you happen to be old more than enough to vote, if you might be outdated sufficient to indicator on thousands of dollars of students financial loans for a faculty schooling, then you are previous adequate to have a drink,” Rep. Rutherford explained.
Rutherford also claimed South Carolina’s fiscal outlook signifies that the condition can alter the drinking age though improving streets.
“Now is the time to do this. Between the present condition finances surplus, all the revenue that Joe Biden has sent us, and the economic advancement that will occur as a result, we can find the money for to do this,” Rep. Rutherford claimed. “Fairly than criminalize grown ups for doing a thing that is in any other case legal, we can clearly show the rest of the place that there is a much better way.”
The consuming age in South Carolina previous altered in 1984, when it was raised from 18 to 21 yrs aged between a move by the federal authorities to withhold freeway funding from states with lessen authorized drinking ages.