Governor Signs New Act Allowing Extension of Liquor License Service Areas

Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 81of 2021 (HB 425) on Friday to authorize the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (LCB) to temporarily extend the licensed premises of a licensed entity, including a club, retail dispenser, hotel, and restaurant upon request. An extended licensed premise includes any outside serving area that is adjacent to the existing licensed area or within 1,000 feet of the main licensed building even if separated by a road. 

The act requires the termination of an extended licensed premise permit if the LCB receives a valid protest or determines that the proposed area does not meet the requirements of the act or board regulations. Act 81 took effect November 5, the date of signing.  

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