Bill Goes to Governor to Help Restaurant Industry


HARRISBURG – The General Assembly passed legislation that includes language to give bars, taverns, restaurants, breweries, clubs and hotels the option to have amplified sound outdoors, according to Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).

House Bill 1615, which would allow malt or brewed beverages produced by a brewery to be sold to non-licensees and to licensees that sell malt or brewed beverages, was amended to include legislative language originally sponsored by Phillips-Hill.

As amended, House Bill 1615 would allow all liquor license holders to offer amplified sound, up to 75 decibels, Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. and midnight. The law currently only allows for wineries to have amplified sound.

“These commonsense approaches will help an industry that has been devasted by the massive economic shutdown these locally owned businesses and their employees had to endure,” Phillips-Hill said. “We are grateful for the swift passage of the amended bill, which will add a major boost during these summer months to small businesses throughout York County and our Commonwealth.”

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