New Bill Would Let Kids Drink With Parents

Posted on: 3:40 pm, January 9, 2013, by

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DENVER, CO (KMGH) – A proposed bill would let Colorado parents buy alcohol for their kids; even if they aren’t the legal drinking age.

It’s being introduced by republican senator Greg Brophy.  He wants parents to be able to buy alcohol at bars or restaurants for their kids if they are 18 but not yet 21.  Brophy says the proposal is reasonable, especially considering 18 year olds in the state are able to serve in the military. But the idea does have its critics.  

“When people under the age of 21 drink alcohol with their  parents, they actually drink more frequently and in larger quantities.” said MADD President Jan Withers.

“We share a little bit of wine with our kids as they grow up.” said State Sen. Greg Brophy (R-CO).

 The bill will be introduced in the state’s legislative session that begins Wednesday.