La Crosse City Council approves new ‘social hosting’ ordinance

The city has a new social hosting ordinance.

The city’s old ordinance preventing adults from providing alcohol to people under the age of 21 on their property was voided because their fines were higher than what was allowed by state law.

The new ordinance brings La Crosse’s underage drinking rules and fines in line with the state’s, which includes a 5-hundred dollar fine for a first offense.

The changes take effect immediately.