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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida eating places would find a way to promote alcohol for take out and supply below a invoice authorized by a Senate committee Tuesday that might make permanent a suspension of guidelines the governor allowed in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an government order final year permitting alcohol to go to assist eating places that had been shedding business as folks stayed residence and capability restrictions had been enforced. While DeSantis has since lifted capability limits, he has expressed help for permitting the companies to proceed take out and supply of cocktails, wine and beer.

The Senate Regulated Industries Committee unanimously authorized Republican Sen. Jennifer Bradley’s invoice.

“COVID-19 has created a tremendous stress on the restaurant industry,” Bradley stated. “The current executive order has been a lifeline. It has helped restaurants accomplish a goal of being successful while also providing a convenience for consumers.”

The invoice would restrict alcohol to go to eating places whose sales are at the least 51 % meals. Containers would have to be sealed and positioned in a locked compartment or the backseat of a car out of a drivers attain.

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