The Senate has revived and passed
a year-old bill that will require more training for
bouncers at venues where alcohol is served.
The bill was originally approved
by the House and a Senate committee during last year's
legislative session. After finally passing the Senate on
Wednesday, it now will return to the House for final
approval before it is sent to the governor.
It will require bouncers to go
through a variety of training classes designed to help
defuse potentially dangerous situations and deal with
people who have consumed alcohol.
The bill is a response to a
February 2000 incident, when a Des Moines man died after
being put into a chokehold by a bouncer. Several Des
Moines-area lawmakers have championed the legislation.