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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: July 31, 2020 01:59 PM
From: Representative Kurt A. Masser
To: All House members
Subject: Penalties accessed to liquor licensees at 50% or greater seating capacity during COVID-19 disaster emergency
I will be introducing legislation that would penalize a liquor licensee for not following social distancing guidelines or a seating capacity limitation during the COVID-19 disaster emergency.  These penalties would only occur if the seating capacity limitation is at 50% capacity or higher imposed by law or official action.  No penalties would be levied below the 50% seating capacity threshold. 

A liquor licensee who violates the law would, first, receive a written warning.  Second, a fine of $1,000.  And, thirdly, a 30 day suspension of the license.

There are a lot of licensees out there who are strictly following the guidelines and because there are a few 'bad apples', the industry as a whole is suffering.  My legislation is aimed at weeding out the offenders.

Please consider cosponsoring my legislation.  Thank you.

Introduced as HB2750