The bill regulates the consumption of alcohol on certain nonpublic (and public) places by requiring an expensive retail license to be obtained.
WILL Executive Vice President CJ Szafir, explains:
“What major policy problem the bill is designed to solve is a mystery to us. But what is clear – whether intended or unintended – is that the amendment would negatively impact people’s ability to enjoy a beer at their tailgate before a Packers, Badgers, or Brewers game.
This raises the question of whether the government needs to be interring with people’s recreational activities. Is there some good reason why the legislature needs to restrict Wisconsinites ability to have a brat and a beer on public or private property before a sports game? We’d like to hear it.”
The WILL legal analysis concludes that this could impact tailgating outside of a sports event. Consider a homeowner, with property outside of Lambeau Field, who wants to charge people to park on his lot. There could be no alcohol consumed on his property, under this amendment.
The bill and amendment unanimously passed the Assembly by voice vote. It is awaiting a vote in the Senate.
Read the full WILL analysis of the substitute amendment to AB 433 HERE.