Wis. Senate to Vote on Underage Drinking Bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state Senate is scheduled to vote on passing a bill that would allow bars and liquor stores to sue underage patrons or their parents for $1,000.

The measure up for a vote Tuesday passed the Assembly unanimously in May.

The Republican-sponsored bill would allow anyone with a liquor license to bring civil lawsuits against underage patrons. A parent or guardian cold be sued if the underage drinker is a minor.

If the liquor license holder wins in court, the judge must order the underage customer or their guardians to pay the establishment $1,000.

The measure would not change any underage drinking laws in the state. Underage people could still drink in bars with their parents or a spouse who's at least 21.


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