S.115 – Mandatory Alcohol Server Training and Certification
S.115 would require anyone hired to serve alcohol at locations licensed for on-site alcohol consumption and their managers to receive alcohol server training by an approved provider and be certified by the Department of Revenue. The Department would be permitted to charge fees for authorized training programs and for alcohol server certificates. This bill also grants the department broad authorization to enact any regulations it deems are needed to enforce this law.
It should go without stating that individuals should not need government permission to engage in lawful activities. The highly protectionist nature of this bill may be explained by the additional revenue stream it creates.