Governor Corbett signed legislation that makes numerous changes to the liquor code. Among other things, the law will create a new permit, called an "off-premise catering permit," to allow a hotel, restaurant, and eating establishment liquor licensees to sell wine, liquor, and malt beverages as an extension of their respective licenses at events they are catering. The permit will cost $500 a year.
The measure will allow taverns to extend happy hours. It allows a retail licensee to discount the price of alcoholic beverages up to 4 hours per day, up to 14 hours per week. The licensee will be permitted to use as many of the 14 hours per business day as they choose as long as they do not exceed 14 hours in any given week, according to a legislative summary.