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Bill Approved Making Kids Unable to Drink With Parents in Taverns

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MADISON, Wis. (WTAQ) - Kids under 18 could no longer have a drink with their parents in a tavern, under a bill passed by the Wisconsin Assembly. The vote was 56 to 41 to end the long-standing tradition, which is allowed only in Wisconsin and Texas.

The bill would still let kids be in the bars with mom and dad – but they’d have to drink something non-alcoholic. Those 18 and older could still drink with their parents. The bill now goes to the Senate.

The Assembly also voted to make it a crime to issue fake degrees for colleges that don’t or hardly exist. And job applicants and employees would not be able to use those false degrees to try and get ahead. The Senate okayed the bill last month, and it now goes to Governor Jim Doyle.

The governor is also getting a bill to make schools report all bullying incidents to the state, as part of an effort to increase school safety. And the Assembly voted to make sex offenders notify school offices before they venture onto school property for student activities. That includes athletic fields as well as buildings.

(photo courtesy of "The Blotter")

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