A bill now before the General Assembly would add Illinois to the list of states allowing , or year-olds to drink beer or wine at restaurants if they are with their parents and have the parents' permission. A glass or two of cabernet at Applebee's while Junior tells Mom and Dad about the winning free throw? At first blush, sounds harmless. After all, that's the way it's done in Italy and France, and those societies haven't run amok. One of the bill's co-sponsors, Rep. Barbara Wheeler, a Republican from Crystal Lake, says the aim is to leave the decision about whether to serve beer and wine to toyear-olds up to parents and restaurant owners.
Raising the Drinking Age to 21 Has Been a Disastrous 30-Year Experiment
Raising the Drinking Age to 21 Has Been a Disastrous Year Experiment - radaranomalies.com
As a former college president, I have joined with many of my colleagues to advocate lowering the minimum drinking age from 21 to 18, because we believe the year-old limit has created, rather than solved, problems. Yet in , America again enacted prohibition on a more limited scale, becoming one of only a handful of nations in the world with a minimum drinking age of I believe that our 30 years of experience with prohibition for young people has been a serious failure as well. There are a number of arguments against the year minimum age. Foremost, in my mind, is the dramatic rise in binge drinking among young people since the change — with its consequent danger to health and safety. When it is legal for an year-old to drive, marry or serve in the military but illegal for him or her to drink a beer, the illogic of the situation is patent.
National Minimum Drinking Age Act
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This includes but is not limited to: 1 the person s who owns, rents, leases, or otherwise has control of the premises where the event, gathering or party takes place; 2 the person s in charge of the premises; or 3 the person s responsible for organizing the event, gathering or party. Some ordinances state , if the social host is a juvenile, and the juvenile's parent s are 1 present on the premises, or 2 knows or reasonably should know of the event, gathering or party and knows or reasonably should know that the consumption of alcohol is occurring, both the juvenile and the parent s will be held liable. Many counties and cities have local ordinances which are stricter than state law. In those areas the stricter law prevails. Jackson County Social Host Ordinance.