Bill would let parents buy alcohol for adult kids

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DENVER (AP) — Parents could be able buy alcohol for their children at Colorado bars and restaurants if they were 18 and older but not 21 yet, under a proposal by a Republican lawmaker.

Sen. Greg Brophy is introducing the bill for the legislative session that begins Wednesday. He says he thought of the proposal because he and his wife recently took their daughter to dinner to celebrate her 20th birthday, and she couldn't have a drink with them.

Brophy says he also wants parents of returning servicemen to be able to buy their children drinks at bars or restaurants.

He says the bill would allow parents to buy their adult children drinks in any place that allows on-premise alcohol consumption. Wisconsin has a similar law.

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oldman1 1 year, 7 months ago

not too sure how I feel about this. It has the good and bad in it. Are the parents ready to be responsible if something happens to thier child? Then on the flip side, thier kids are 18 or older and do it anyway. Is this the 'if you can't beat them , join them' law? Is the 'drink' really that important?

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selket42 1 year, 7 months ago

Oh great! Another attempt to skirt the law. The legal drinking age is still 21 in this state. Are we gonna let 14 year olds drive as long as mom or dad are in the car with them too. Are resturants and servers going to have to ask for a birth certificate now to verify the kid is actually with their parents? How about we let the law stand, and the kid can wait until she is 21 to have a cocktail at dinner. Make her a Shirley Temple instead, then she can have a "drink" with mommy and daddy.

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oldman1 1 year, 7 months ago

I agree with that! We all know parents are buying alcohol for underage kids already. I would rather see a law enforced about that. Kids can only be kids for 18 years. Adult life is hard. I say let the kids be kids while they can. They will be adults soon enough. They also need boundries set as children so they can survive as an adult. This is not a boundry, its letting the kids have what they want without thinking of the aftermath.

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