Senate approves "truth-in-music advertising" bill

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Musical performances featuring impostors who were never involved with the original groups would be prohibited under a bill headed to Governor Mitch Daniels' desk.

The Senate has given final legislative approval to the bill by voting 46-0 to accept a minor change made by the House.

Under the bill, at least one member of a performing act must have been part of the recording group and have the legal right to use the name. Violating the law could result in fines up to $10,000 for each performance.

One advocate for the bill was Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, who found fame with the '50s revival group Sha Na Na. Bauman visited the Statehouse this month to lobby for the legislation.

The bill would not affect tribute bands identifying themselves as such.

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