Many students earn their way through college serving behind the bar and now they must complete a mandatory alcohol server education course. These courses were previously voluntary. One focus of the class teaches servers and bartenders the potential legal implications for over serving. The Montana Department of Revenue offers these classes about two times a month. Patrol Officer Ethan Smith also teaches these courses. He can be reached at the Missoula PoliceDepartment by calling (406) 552.6300.
UM News reporter Tara Oster and photographer Scott Ranf visited one bar making the smooth transition to these new regulations.