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Rep. Miller testifies on bipartisan bill to provide relief to Ohio's restaurants and their employees

February 10, 2021
Adam C. Miller News

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) testified today before the Ohio House Commerce and Labor Committee on House Bill (HB) 46, his bipartisan bill that would provide relief to Ohio restaurants and their employees as they continue to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Ohio’s restaurants have taken a major hit during the pandemic, with many small businesses now closed and others continuing to face uncertainty. Thousands of Ohio workers remain out of work, struggling to find work in a tight job market,” said Rep. Miller. “If we are going to get Ohio rolling again and build our economy back better than before, we need to help our small businesses and workers get back in the game. Small business owners and their employees work hard. They are the backbone of our economy and should be our priority as we work together to restore Ohio’s promise of opportunity for all. That’s why it’s critical for us to pass HB 46.”

HB 46 would waive liquor license renewal fees for qualified permit applicants and lift the current arbitrary cap of 30 percent of gift cards going to the purchase of alcohol.

After Wednesday’s hearing, the bill now awaits further hearings in the House.