BARS & TAVERNS…FIGHT FOR RELIEF
Our Heartburn Is Real - In January, the Sixty-Sixth Idaho Legislature convened. Every legislative year, ILBA members are threatened by “deep-pocketed out-of-state and in-state groups” determined to undermine Idaho’s stable, responsible and reliable liquor quota system. It’s a newsworthy subject often initiated or “picked up” by local TV and newspaper reporters who seldom understand the complex topic of the liquor-licensing quota system, Idaho State Constitution, Idaho State Title 23, ABC and ethyl alcohol! Providing food and drink to the public, adhering to the health and building codes, and properly abiding by the high standards required of those providing intoxicating beverages, are all serious obligations. Making the number of new liquor licenses available to anyone who wants to apply for such a license, it seems, will have consequences that may not be fully comprehended, and like with most proposed legislation designed solely to stimulate economic growth – rather than remedy an actual public need – its consequences may have effects that the state, cities and towns have not fully appreciated. Our State Legislature should always consider the social and economic benefits of the Quota System –being responsible to Idaho’s citizens first!
WHY WE NEED THE RESTAURANTS ACT -- U.S. labor market struggling to regain momentum
BARS & TAVERNS…THE NEED FOR RELIEF IS VERY REAL -- Restaurants and Hotels Draw $18B in PPP Loans, The Highest For Any Industry
HOSPITALITY AND COMMERCE JOB RECOVERY ACT-- U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Leads House and Senate Colleagues in Bipartisan Bill to Support Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Industries
-- Why Bars Continue to Be High-Risk Environments for COVID-19 from Healthline
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* IDAHO LICENSED BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
ILBA is the only representation during the legislature solely concerned with issues which affect liquor license holders ability to operate profitabley, efficiently and independently.
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