Bill description: HB 321 would allow plazas to serve alcohol, even with people under the age of 21 present on the premises, for a multitude of events.
Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?
HB 321 relocates the word “plaza” within Section 23-944, Idaho Code, to make it lawful for those under the age of 21 to be on the premises of a plaza that sells liquor, wine, or beer for a greater number of events. The current placement of the word “plaza” only makes it lawful for people below drinking age to be on the premises when a plaza is hosting a live performance. The relocation of this word would make it lawful for those under 21 to be present at a plaza for other events, like an exhibition that does not involve a live performance.
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