Maryland lawmaker seeks to lower drinking age to 18 for military members

Posted at 1:42 PM, Feb 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-27 13:42:31-05

Annapolis, Md. – A state lawmaker in Maryland has proposed a bill that would allow active duty service members who are over 18 to be served beer and wine.

The bill, sponsored by State Senator Ron Young, would require the service member to show their military ID, according to the Associated Press.

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program has already spoken out against the bill, saying that supporting troops and supporting the national minimum drinking age — 21— are not mutually exclusive.