MADISON (WKOW) -- Legislators have created a bill that provides one more reason why underage drinkers should avoid drinking or buying alcohol.
On Sunday, Wisconsin State Journal reported that the "Brown Jug" bill would allow bar owners or other sellers of alcohol to take underage drinkers to court. If the underage drinker is found guilty, he/she would be required to pay an additional $1, 000 fine directly to the seller in addition to any tickets.
The bill's main sponsor, Senator Rick Gudex of Fond du Lac, stated that with the increased ability to make and use fake IDs, business owners are forced to spend more money on the technology used to identify the fake IDs. This extra fine would assist these owners in covering the cost.
The bill is scheduled for a hearing on September 19th before the Senate Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism Committee.
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