City Council defers proposal to raise bar entry age from 18 to 21

City Council defers proposal to raise bar entry age from 18 to 21

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 01: A bar-goer enjoys the view of Bourbon Street in the early morning hours on September 1, 2012 in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. The French Quarter, Louisiana's most popular tourist attraction, returned to it's usual state of revelry, even as much of New Orleans was still without electricity, three days after Hurricane Isaac knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 5, 2012 at 6:30 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - Young people are still able to get into a New Orleans bar at 18-years-old, for now.

On Thursday, the New Orleans City Council deferred action on an ordinance that would raise the minimum age of people allowed in bars.

Some city leaders want to raise the age to 21, the legal drinking age.

Councilmember Jackie Clarkson submitted the proposal, which will be taken up during the October 18 meeting.

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