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 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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