Bill to penalize underage drinking at private residences fails

By Samuel Carter Karlin

BATON ROUGE — A bill to penalize those under 18 for drinking at a private residence failed to pass out of House Criminal Justice Committee Tuesday after lengthy debate.

Under current law, those younger than 21 years old can drink for religious or medical reasons, when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or if they are in a private residence.

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