Hospitality industry urges Gov. Wolf to sign liquor reform bill into law

Harrisburg, Pa. (June 7, 2016)—The hospitality industry urges Gov. Wolf to sign into law the liquor reform bill (House Bill 1690) sponsored by House Speaker Turzai that was recently passed by the legislature.

HB 1690 contains many significant changes to the liquor code that improve consumer and licensee convenience. Two issues plaguing the hospitality industry, special liquor order relief and allowing licensees to sell wine to-go, are improved through HB 1690.

“This legislation signifies overcoming the first hurdle in improving Pennsylvania’s wine and spirit system.,” said John Longstreet, president & CEO of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association. “On behalf of our 2,800 members, we appreciate the legislature for their bipartisan efforts in passing this legislation.”

The bill awaits Gov. Wolf’s signature.

About Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association For nearly 80 years, the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association has promoted, protected, educated and strived to improve the hospitality industry in Pennsylvania. PRLA conveys the unified voice of the hospitality industry to the Commonwealth’s citizenry and elected officials. Pennsylvania’s hospitality industry plays an integral role in the state’s economy, employing more than 960,000 people and generating revenues of more than $42 billion annually.



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