2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
April 4, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Summerfield, Swearingen, Bernier,
Petryk, Pronschinske, Wachs, R. Brooks, Horlacher, Quinn, Kremer,
Knodl, Kulp and Kerkman, cosponsored by Senators Moulton, Vinehout and
Feyen. Referred to Committee on State Affairs.
1An Act to amend
125.07 (3) (a) 3. of the statutes; relating to: the prohibition
2against underage persons being present on alcohol licensed premises.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill allows an unaccompanied underage person to be present during a large
event at a music festival venue issued an alcohol beverage license.
Under current law, a person who is under 21 years of age and not accompanied
by his or her parent, guardian, or spouse who is at least 21 years of age
(unaccompanied underage person) may not enter or be on any premises for which a
license for the retail sale of alcohol beverages has been issued. Current law also
provides for various exceptions to this prohibition, including exceptions that allow
an unaccompanied underage person to enter or be on a licensed premises that is a
stadium or athletic field or is the Eagle Ridge Festival Grounds in the city of
This bill creates an exception that allows an unaccompanied underage person
to enter or be on a licensed premises that is a music festival venue during an event
with a projected attendance of at least 2,500 persons.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
125.07 (3) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 3. Hotels, drug stores, grocery stores, bowling centers, movie 2
theaters, painting studios, billiards centers having on the premises 12 or more 3
billiards tables that are not designed for coin operation and that are 8 feet or longer 4
in length, indoor golf simulator facilities, indoor golf and baseball facilities on 5
premises for which the only alcohol beverage license issued is a Class “B" license, 6
service stations, vessels, cars operated by any railroad, regularly established athletic 7
fields, outdoor volleyball courts that are contiguous to a licensed premises, stadiums, 8music festival venues during an event with a projected attendance of at least 2,500
public facilities as defined in s. 125.51 (5) (b) 1. d. which are owned by a 10
county or municipality or centers for the visual or performing arts.