Bill Summary for H 211 (2021-2022)
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AN ACT TO RECODIFY AND CLARIFY THE STATUTES GOVERNING COMMON AREA ENTERTAINMENT PERMITS AND SOCIAL DISTRICTS AND TO CLARIFY A REAL PROPERTY OWNER DENIED WATER OR SEWER SERVICE TO PROPERTY SUBJECT TO AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IS ALLOWED TO SEEK OTHER SERVICE OR PETITION THE COURT FOR RELIEF.Intro. by Moffitt, Setzer, Mills, Zenger.
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Authorizes the following establishments to open and operate their food and drink service for on-premises consumption notwithstanding any emergency declaration issued by the Governor or public health emergency local ordinance related to COVID-19: (1) any establishment that prepares or served food or drink; (2) private clubs and private bars; (3) specified permitted wineries; and (4) specified permitted distilleries. Details the qualifications that must be met to operate under the act's authority, including that the establishment (1) was in existence on March 10, 2020, is properly licensed and permitted, and holds necessary applicable ABC permits; (2) requires daily temperature checks and completion of health questionnaires of employees and prohibits those showing symptoms from entering the establishment to work; (3) conducts frequent, routine cleanings during operation and a deep cleaning after the close of business each day; (4) if applicable, provides disposable gloves and requires masks be worn by guests and employees using a buffet-style service or self-service areas; prohibits self-serve beverages; and (5) limits the number of guests at each table to 10. Expires after any declaration of emergency prohibitions and restrictions applicable expire or are otherwise terminated to permit the establishment to open for full unrestricted service of food and drink.