Phillips-Hill’s effort to allow liquor license holders to have outdoor amplified sound becomes law


HARRISBURG – A measure championed by Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) that was signed into law this week gives restaurants, bars, breweries, hotels and clubs more outdoor options for guests.

The new law extends a provision of the state’s liquor laws that only allowed for limited wineries to have outdoor amplified sound.

Act 67 of 2022 gives the option to all liquor license holders to offer amplified sound, up to 75 decibels, on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 12 a.m.

“Our hospitality industry was hit exceptionally hard during the pandemic and this new law allows our local establishments to have greater flexibility and provide new guest experiences throughout the summer months,” Phillips-Hill said.

The new law also allows malt or brewed beverages produced by a brewery to be sold to non-licensees and to licensees that sell malt or brewed beverages.

The law takes effect immediately.

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