SACRAMENTO (KCBS) _ Legislation will be introduced in Sacramento Wednesday afternoon that would establish strict safety guidelines for raves and other large events on state-owned property. It comes in response to several deaths last year, including a few at the San Francisco Bay Area landmark, Cow Palace.

KCBS’ Anna Duckworth Reports:

Each of the 37 fairgrounds that are publicly owned by the state, are run by their own governing board, which means that each has different rules for holding public events.

”Last year, for example, at the Los Angeles Coliseum, there was no age limit, which lead to the death of a 15-year-old, and many folks under 21 overdosing,” said Assemblywoman Fiona Ma.

After the 15-year-old girl’s death, and the deaths of two young men who went to raves at the Cow Palace, Ma began work to establish statewide standards. The standards would require each facility’s board to ensure several criteria are met ahead of time.

”There are regulations on the ratio of police officers, how to control drug use, health and safety concerns such as the accessibility of free water, and of course whether it’s an age-appropriate event,” said Ma.

The standards would apply to events with 10,000 or more people.

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Comments (5)
  1. :)BRI says:

    You pay the price, you take your chances…;)

  2. Agent P says:

    ‘State Owned’…

    Gee, who is the ‘State’…?

    Might that be the TAX payers of California…?

    Or is the ‘State’ some nebulous group of high-minded, all-seeing, all-knowing Elite Politicians who happen to know SOoooo much more than You do, and because of this Superior intellect and wisdom, think that it is You who must answer to THEM, and not the other way around…


  3. Me says:

    Nice one, Agent P. I’d upvote you if it were possible.

  4. HY says:

    Fiona Ma, aren’t her the one that always trying to propose some Legislation that is not really useful for California overall? Please, make yourself useful and try to see how to bring California back on foot.

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