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Greenlee Announces Changes to Promoter Bill

Here's the press release:

Councilman Greenlee Will Introduce Amendments to 'Promoter Bill'

June 7, 2010-Councilman Greenlee will introduce amendments to bill number 100267, the 'promoter bill' on June 9th at the Committee on Licenses and Inspections.

The amended version of the bill comes after several meetings and discussions with various promoters, special assembly occupancies and the law enforcement community. The amended language is the result of input from all sides of the table most notably, the promoter community.

Under the amended version of the bill, special assembly occupancies will be responsible for notifying police two weeks in advance only if an event occurs beyond a venue's regular and recurring business operations whereby an "outside operator" will take "operational control" of the special assembly occupancy meaning, maintaining legal occupancy capacity and deployment and supervision of security detail (if any exists). Special Assembly Occupancies are establishments where 50 or more people congregate at such establishments primarily for social entertainment purposes and include nightclubs, discotheques, and cabarets; taverns and bars; restaurants; private clubs; banquet halls; and similar places of assembly without primarily fixed seating.

Promoters will also be required to register with the City and have a current business privilege license.

The amendments will allow police to have the tools to redeploy manpower if necessary to accommodate for promoted events beyond a venue's regular and recurring business operations. It will also allow police to contact promoters if necessary when a crime occurs.