Burt plans to help those in specialized industries

January 5, 2013 • Local News

Sen. Bill Burt, R-Alamogordo, plans this year to run two bills in an effort to ensure those who work in specialized industries will be able to maintain the careers they’ve held to support themselves and their families.

One bill seeks to help bar and restaurant servers who, as a first time offense, mistakenly provide alcohol to underage patrons. For that offense, servers can be charged with a fourth degree felony; however, the bill wants to change it to a misdemeanor, if it can be proven that the server made an honest mistake.

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