Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-332

ECO 332

Local Opt-In for permanent outdoor dining

Messrs. Tarr and Moore, Ms. Gobi and Messrs. Fattman, O'Connor, Timilty and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ the following new section:-

"SECTION XX. Notwithstanding chapter 40A of the general laws or any special permit, variance or any other general or special law to the contrary, a city or town may approve requests for expansion of outdoor table service or extensions of earlier granted approvals, including a local licensing authority ("LLA") approving a request for a change description of licensed premises for the purpose of permitting outdoor alcohol and or service.  For the purposes of this section "outdoor table service" shall mean restaurant service that includes food prepared on-site and under food permits issued by municipal authorities pursuant to 105 CMR 590.00 that is served to seated diners outside the restaurant building envelop, whether on a sidewalk, patio, deck, lawn, parking area, or other outdoor space"