PA 13-12—sHB 6405

General Law Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING BARROOM PARTITIONS

SUMMARY: This act requires the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) to amend its regulations to allow the commissioner, or his designee, to exempt a restaurant and café permittee from the requirement to have separate toilet facilities for men and women that may be reached without passing the barroom.

DCP must also amend its regulations to allow an applicant to request, and the department to grant, an exception to the effective separation requirement during the department's plan review for new applications for restaurant and café permits. The separation requirement mandates separating the dining room or lounge from the barroom if the café consists of more than one public room.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

OLR Tracking: DC: ND: PF: ts