Stage rigging regulations: New rules to take effect
INDIANAPOLIS -- On Wednesday, Indiana's Building Safety Commission unanimously passed new regulations to help prevent another state fair tragedy.
Temporary rigging like lights and sound must now pass a tougher design and inspection standards.
There also needs to be an evacuation plan in place, and someone appointed to oversee it.
"It's a longer process for an event planner, because the state requires a 14-day notice for plan review," said David Hannum, the Building Safety Chairman.
Safety officials said concert-goers may complain about the new rules, because now they won't be able to get as close as to the stage.
The changes take effect on Thursday.