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.