Open Alcohol Consumption Bill Failed

December 18 , 2014-


A bill that would have allowed open alcohol consumption in entertainment districts failed to get final approval by the Ohio House, even though it passed the Ohio Senate unanimously.  The bill is expected to be re-introduced next year after new lawmakers take office.

The bill would have allowed cities or townships of 35,000 or more people to create outdoor refreshment areas where adults could buy beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks from establishments with liquor licenses and roam outdoors while consuming the beverages within the designated district.

Courtesy of WHIO