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New Legislation Paves The Way For Minors To Attend Music Festivals In Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has signed legislation that ensures that minors will be able to attend music festivals where alcohol is available.

According to the Associated Press, Walker signed the bill on Wednesday, noting that it makes sense to extend the exemption to festivals, as it already exists for sports stadiums, movie theaters, bowling alleys, and hotels.

Under the provisions of the new law, legal minors would be able to attend music festivals on private property where alcohol is served and attendance of more than 2,500 people are expected.

The same rules are already in place for festivals on public property like Milwaukee's Summerfest, the AP reported.

The bill was introduced into the legislature after state officials threatened to enforce alcohol restrictions that would prevent minors from attending music festivals without a parent or guardian in attendance. – Staff Writers