Proposed law fines bartenders for minor drinkers

Posted at 8:25 PM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 21:25:49-05

Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a big change in the way underage drinking is handled in the state.

As the law stands now, a bar owner faces fines for serving people under the age of 21.

But according to, a new bill would shift the blame to the individual who served the drink.

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  • The lawmakers behind the bill believe it will force waiters and bartenders to be more thorough in checking IDs.

    Rep. Tyler Vorpagel, R-Plymouth, is the author of the bill.