Senator withdraws bill to lower drinking age

Sen. Eric LaFleur (Photo credit: Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service)
Sen. Eric LaFleur (Photo credit: Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service)

By Kaylee Poche and Ryan Noonan

Sen. Eric LaFleur on Tuesday withdrew one of the most talked-about bills of the legislative session–his proposal to allow 19- and 20-year-olds to drink legally–amid fears that the state could lose federal highway funds.

LaFleur, a Democrat from Ville Platte, said he thought his bill, which would have required parental consent and alcohol education courses, would have led to more responsible drinking.

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