Signed by the Governor, H.B. 442 would allow restaurants to remove the so-called “Zion Curtain” that shields customers from liquor mixing and pouring, but would be required to designate a dispensing area within which the licensee may store and dispense alcohol at a dispensing structure; an individual 21 years of age or older may consume food and beverages; and except under certain circumstances, a minor may not be present.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles