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Alting Authors Amendment to Benefit Purdue School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

STATEHOUSE (March 5, 2018) — An amendment that would benefit students of the Purdue School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) program was recently added to House Bill 1419 in the Senate Committee on Public Policy, said State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette).

The amendment, authored by Alting, would allow a student to work as a waiter or waitress without having attended a server program or obtaining a service certificate if the following requirements are met:

  • the restaurant is operated by an accredited hospitality management program primarily for educational purposes;
  • the student is enrolled in a state educational institution and a course offered by the accredited hospitality management program;
  • the restaurant or program does not pay the person to work at the licensed premises; and
  • the student works under the supervision of an instructor employed by the state educational institution.

“The Purdue HTM program brought this issue to my attention because of the roadblocks students were facing when trying to obtain a server permit, particularly those students from out of state,” Alting said. “As a Purdue alum and restaurateur, I appreciate the quality of the Purdue HTM program – they truly have one of the best in the country. This is a common-sense amendment to make it simpler for students to get the permit.”

HB 1419 now moves back to the House of Representatives for further consideration.


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Contact: Lauren Beatty, Press Secretary