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.
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