The California pandemic principle allowing restaurants and different foundations to permit alcohol get and to-go sales may become permanent.
The state Assembly will consider a bill this week to permit the provision, which was established to give an extra revenue stream to beleaguered businesses. The state Senate passed the bill on Monday. On the off chance that the Assembly agrees, it will go to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for signature into law.
During the pandemic, foundations that offered takeout cocktails additionally needed to sell food. That provision would not be needed under SB 398 in its present form.
Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa), who presented the bill, considered making to be rule permanent as a “must.”
“If allowing restaurants to sell carry-out cocktails helps keep their doors open, we must do it,” Dodd said in a statement. “This is about preserving jobs and getting our economy back on track.”
Around 30 states permitted to-go cocktail sales during the pandemic, and various them have now made that standard permanent.
California has 11 of is 58 counties in the red level, which shows bars and restaurants that don’t serve food need to remain shut. Los Angeles County permitted indoor bar service to continue a week ago.