Outdoor Refreshment Area Legislative Update -- Quadricycles Rule the Day!
(1) HB 47 allows 1 ORA for municipalities with populations between 35,000 and 50,000; 2 ORAs for municipalities with populations greater than 50,000.
(2) SB 95 allows 1 ORA for municipalities with populations between 35,000 and 150,000; 2 for those between 150,000 and 275,000, and 3 ORAs for those with more than 275,000.
(3) SB 95 permits municipalities to adopt their own local ordinances to enforce regulations in the ORA. HB 47 requires them to adopt regulations which address the following subjects: (a) the specific boundaries of the area; (b) the number, spacing, and type of signage designating the area; (c) the hours of operation; (d) the number of personnel needed to ensure public safety in the area; (e) a sanitation plan; (f) the number of people needed to execute the sanitation plan; and (g) a requirement that beer and liquor be served solely in plastic bottles or other plastic containers.
(4) HB 47 permits beer and liquor on quadricycles. SB 95 is silent on this subject.
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