Ind. town looks to impose rules on special-event dance

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by Associated Press

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Posted on July 13, 2012 at 2:35 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Officials in Terre Haute say concerns about violence at dances organized by event promoters have them considering new regulations.

The proposal would require organizers to obtain city permits, have security guards on site and provide proof of liability insurance.

Police Chief John Plasse says the proposal isn't aimed at outlawing dances like in the 1980s movie "Footloose," but to prevent fights and shootings that have happened at such events.

The Tribune-Star reports the proposed ordinance wouldn't cover private events such as wedding receptions or dances at established night clubs. It would cover dances at venues being rented or leased on a short-term basis.

The City Council could vote on the proposal next week.

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