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SB 136 - Allowing Alcohol and Live Entertainment in Restaurants - Key Vote

Louisiana Key Votes

Conrad Appel voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Allowing Alcohol and Live Entertainment in Restaurants

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (22-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Allowing Alcohol and Live Entertainment in Restaurants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that enables restaurants that provide live entertainment, require cover charges, and serve alcohol at reduced prices to maintain restaurant status and not conform to zoning restrictions normally placed on bars.

Highlights:
- Finds restaurants' primary function as serving food, including the serving of alcoholic beverages with meals (Sec. 1). -States that restaurants that provide live entertainment, require cover charges, or serve alcohol at reduced prices, are allowed to maintain their status as long as food and non-alcoholic beverage sales exceed fifty percent of their total average monthly revenue (Sec. 1). -Does not limit local parishes and municipalities from establishing more strict regulations on restaurants (Sec. 1). -Allows restaurants to continue selling alcohol even if, in the future, their parish or municipality is merged with one that does not permit alcohol sale (Sec. 1). -Provides an exception to law for parishes with populations between 40 and 45 thousand (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (69-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Allowing Alcohol and Live Entertainment in Restaurants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that enables restaurants that provide live entertainment, require cover charges, and serve alcohol at reduced prices to maintain restaurant status and not conform to zoning restrictions normally placed on bars.

Highlights:
-Finds restaurants' primary function as serving food, including the serving of alcoholic beverages with meals (Sec. 1). -States that restaurants that provide live entertainment, require cover charges, or serve alcohol at reduced prices, are allowed to maintain their status as long as food and non-alcoholic beverage sales exceed fifty percent of their total average monthly revenue (Sec. 1). -Does not limit local parishes and municipalities from establishing more strict regulations on restaurants (Sec. 1). -Allows restaurants to continue selling alcohol even if, in the future, their parish or municipality is merged with one that does not permit alcohol sale (Sec. 1). -Provides an exception to law for parishes with populations between 40 and 45 thousand (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (23-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Allowing Alcohol and Live Entertainment in Restaurants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that enables restaurants that provide live entertainment, require cover charges, and serve alcohol at reduced prices to maintain restaurant status and not conform to zoning restrictions normally placed on bars.

Highlights:
-States that restaurants that provide live entertainment, require cover charges, or serve alcohol at reduced prices, are allowed to maintain their status as long as food and non-alcoholic beverage sales exceed fifty percent of their total average monthly revenue (Sec. 272). -Does not limit local parishes and municipalities from establishing more strict regulations on restaurants (Sec. 272). -Allows restaurants to continue selling alcohol even if, in the future, their parish or municipality is merged with one that does not permit alcohol sale (Sec. 583).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Allowing Alcohol and Live Entertainment in Restaurants

Sponsors

  • Lydia Patrice Jackson (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
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