February 11, 1997 in Idaho

Bill Would Require Reserved Seating

From Staff And Wire Reports

If legislation introduced in the House on Monday becomes law, promoters of music concerts will be restricted to reserved seating only if the event is held indoors in a facility that seats more than 2,000.

The sponsors, Boise Republicans Debbie Field and Julie Ellsworth, say the bill is intended “to insure the safety of persons, especially the youth of Idaho, who attend concerts.”

“Concert” is defined as a musical performance with the primary component persons singing or playing musical instruments. It does not cover performances such as music and acting, dancing, movies, demonstrations of skill or speeches.

The legislation is not intended to apply to school or church events.

, DataTimes

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