- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The state has taken another step toward banning alcohol from two Iowa park beaches.

The Iowa Natural Resources Commission voted 6-0 Thursday to approve a “notice of intended action” to ban alcohol from beaches at Lake Macbride State Park in Johnson County and Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area in Linn County.

Department spokesman Kevin Baskins says the proposed ban probably won’t receive final approval this summer.

The commission will hold a public comment period and probably a public hearing on the proposal. Then the proposal will return to the commission for its final decision.

Baskins says that if the commission were to approve it then, the proposal would be sent to the legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee for a decision. He says that likely would happen in September or October.

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