ANCHORAGE, Alaska — This week, Anchorage Assembly Chair Dick Traini introduced an ordinance requiring all liquor stores check IDs of anyone purchasing alcohol, regardless of age. It's a follow up to the April 5 election, when voters said "yes" to an advisory vote asking whether the Assembly should make such a law.
But Traini's ordinance takes last week's advisory vote a step further, requiring that any place that sells alcohol to check IDs of people who buy alochol, including restaurants, bars and shops.
At Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria, Megan McBride says the law may cause somewhat of a backlash, but she says she's all for it.
"If my father is asked for his ID, he's going to feel a little grumpy," McBride said. "In his 60s he's clearly over age and why should he have to bring it to the restaurant? But if we all agree as a community this is something we've established, with education, people in that age group, will be more supportive."