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Bill to regulate stages and other temporary structures passes Senate

INDIANAPOLIS(WAVE) – Temporary stages, like the one that collapsed at the Indiana StateFair, could be getting a safety overhaul.

A billthat would give the State Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission thepower to regulate stages and other temporary structures passed the SenateThursday.

Thelegislation would require the commission to inspect the temporary structuresfor safety before events.

Sevenpeople died and 58 were injured when high winds took down the stage at the fairin August 2011.

Republicanswho opposed the bill called it a "knee-jerk" response to the collapse.

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