A Bill to Change the Legal Recognition of Adulthood to 21



  • A mock bill from the 2018/2019 Congressional Debate Legislation Packet. High School debaters participating Congressional Debate events write, introduce, debate, and then vote on these. I only judged and did not have any input otherwise.

    Most debate events require participants be prepared to argue either side of an issue. Congress does not. It is hard to have a debate in an "echo chamber", however, so in the interest of "having a good session" the more seasoned participants are often prepared to do so. Maybe y'all will enjoy debating some of these mock bills, maybe not.

    A Bill to Change the Legal Recognition of Adulthood to 21

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:

    Section 1.

    In the United States the legal recognition of Adulthood will be changed to 21 years of age.

    Section 2.

    Adulthood is defined as a person who has attained the age of majority; which is the legally defined age at which a person is considered an adult, with all the attendant rights and responsibilities of adulthood.

    Section 3.

    The State Department will handle all necessary changes to legal documents, laws, and responsibilities to oversee the changes created by this bill.

    Section 4.

    This bill will be implemented January 1st, 2021

    Section 5.

    All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.

    Sponsor: Introduced for Congressional Debate by Nampa High School

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