PRESCOTT, Ariz. — The Prescott City Council has voted to regulate sober-living homes in the city with an ordinance that will go into effect Jan. 1.

The Daily Courier reports ( ) that the council on Tuesday approved the ordnance, which regulates structured group homes. There are believed to be about 100 sober-living homes in Prescott.

The ordinance requires existing homes to apply for a license within 60 days of the effective date of the ordinance. It also requires a house manager to be awake at the home at all times and sets standards for training, criminal background, and education of the managers of the houses.

The city ordinance comes after a state law took effect in August allowing cities, towns, and counties to more strictly regulate structured sober-living homes.

Information from: The Daily Courier,

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