The Buckeye Institute: Eliminating Needless Regulations Expands Opportunities for Ohio’s Small Businesses

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The Buckeye Institute: Eliminating Needless Regulations Expands Opportunities for Ohio’s Small Businesses | #ESC_LLC #Restaurants #Business #Ohio | On Tuesday, The Buckeye Institute submitted written testimony (see full text below or download a PDF) to the Ohio Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on the policies in House Bill 669, which would permanently allow restaurants and bars to offer alcohol on their carryout and delivery menus. https://wp.me/p97JNV-1bQ

In his testimony, Greg R. Lawson, research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, highlighted that “Ohio’s stay-at-home orders have hit the leisure and hospitality industries especially hard” noting that Ohio’s July jobs report “showed that the hospitality and leisure sector had nearly 147,000 fewer people employed when compared to July of 2019.”

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“By permanently allowing Ohio restaurants and bars to offer alcohol on their carryout and delivery menus,” the policies in House bill 669, Lawson noted, would throw a “needed lifeline to the small, local businesses and their employees struggling to survive COVID-19’s economic shutdown.”

Lawson encouraged lawmakers to make the “emergency rule for alcoholic beverage carryout and delivery permanent,” and continued saying, “[L]ifting the arbitrary two-drink limit, and expanding the areas in which a liquor permit holder may sell alcoholic beverages will go a long way toward helping local bars and restaurants maintain a revenue stream so that they can continue providing steady, well-paying jobs in our communities.”

To view the press release: click here.

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