Michigan Mulls Concert Warnings Again

A bill proposed in the Michigan Senate would require parental warnings on tickets and

advertising for concerts featuring any performer who has released an album bearing a

parental warning sticker in the past five years. State Sen. Dale Shugars, R-21st District,

introduced the bill earlier this month. The proposed law follows a failed attempt last year

to pass a bill that would have allowed municipalities to brand certain concerts "harmful to

minors," thus requiring parental accompaniment for children. The new bill, which has

been referred to the Committee on Local, Urban and State Affairs, calls for a maximum

penalty of 90 days in jail and a $5,000 fine for violators.