Ducey signs bill making it easier for some to buy alcohol

Ducey signs bill making it easier for some to buy alcohol

PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill making it easier for some people to purchase alcohol by overturning a law that sought to crack down on underage drinking.

That law outlawed alcohol purchases by customers using an ID issued to them before turning 21. Oftentimes these licenses are vertical to highlight they were underage when it was issued.

House Bill 2031 repeals the 2014 prohibition and allows people to use licenses used by Arizona and other states to buy alcohol as long as they have a picture and that person’s date of birth.

Rep. Sonny Borelli of Lake Havasu City sponsored the proposal saying the now-overturned law negatively impacted the tourism industry and the state’s economy.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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