New England lawmakers eye new alcohol-related measures

BOSTON Lawmakers in two New England states are considering alcohol-related legislation that could affect restaurants’ beverage sales and server liability. The Massachusetts measure would lower the legal definition of intoxication to a blood alcohol level of .02 percent, from the current level of .08 percent. A proposal being eyed in Vermont would lower the state’s drinking age, in contradiction to a long-standing federal law that ties highway funds to a minimum drinking age of 21

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