Louisiana ‘Card ‘Em Act’ Aims to Raise Age to Enter a Bar to 21
Louisiana Senator Beth Mizell is pushing a bill called the "Card 'Em Act" which aims to raise the legal age to enter a bar in Louisiana from 18 to 21.
Louisiana 'Card 'Em Act' to Raise Age to Enter Bars to 21
Currently, 18, 19, and 20-year-olds are able to enter bars in Louisiana but are not supposed to legally be served alcohol.
On May 9, 2023, Louisiana Senator Beth Mizell is looking to change that by introducing the "Card 'Em Act" which will prevent anyone under the age of 21 from entering a bar.
The "Card 'Em Act" is inspired by the tragic death of 19-year-old LSU sophomore Madison Brooks.
From KLFY.com -
"Prosecutors say before Brooks’ death, she left a bar with four men, three whom were under the age of 21, after a night of drinking.
Just last week, the owner of Reggie’s bar, where the teens were that night, was banned from operating bars in Louisiana."
Senator Mizell argues that if Louisiana law states that you must be 21 or older to be served alcohol, then there's no point for anyone under 21 to even be in a bar.
The hope is that if the "Card 'Em Act" is passed, it will help prevent underage drinking tragedies like Madison Brooks.
The "Card 'Em Act" will be introduced at the senate committee meeting on May 9.
Read more at KLFY.com.