A state lawmaker wants to put a stop to “all you can drink” specials at bars in Wisconsin.
Legislation from state Representative Josh Zepnick (D-Milwaukee) would ban bars from holding events where people can drink as much as they want after paying a flat fee. He says such events are often targeted at younger drinkers and encourage binge drinking.
The Milwaukee Democrat also believes those specials can result in people getting behind the wheel after a night of heavy drinking, since it’s unlikely anyone will pay an admission price and then not drink.
Concerns have been raised that the bill could limit charity events where alcohol is provided. Zepnick says they’re working with groups to address those issues.
The bill is being considered by an Assembly Committee.