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Allows open containers in outdoor refreshment areas

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To amend sections 4301.62 and 4303.208 and to enact section 4301.82 of the Revised Code to allow municipal corporations and townships with a population of more than 35,000 to create outdoor refreshment areas, to exempt persons within an outdoor refreshment area from the open container law, to exempt persons who are passengers on a commercial quadricycle from that law, to revise the law governing F-8 liquor permits, and to declare an emergency.

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Effective Date

April 30, 2015

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Primary Sponsors

Louis W. Blessing III
Denise Driehaus


Kevin Bacon
Edna Brown
Dave Burke
William P. Coley, II
John Eklund
Cliff Hite
Jim Hughes
Peggy Lehner
Scott Oelslager
Thomas F. Patton
Joseph Schiavoni
William Seitz
Cecil Thomas
Joe Uecker
Sandra Williams
Kenny Yuko
Marlene Anielski
Niraj J. Antani
Nickie J. Antonio
John Barnes, Jr.
John Becker
Thomas E. Brinkman, Jr.
Jim Buchy
Nicholas Celebrezze
Margaret Conditt
Jonathan Dever
Michael D. Dovilla
Robert D. Hackett
Steven W. Kraus
Christie Bryant Kuhns
Michele Lepore-Hagan
Ronald Maag
Michael J. O'Brien
Daniel Ramos
Alicia Reece
Wes Retherford
John M. Rogers
Clifford A. Rosenberger
Kirk Schuring
Michael Sheehy
Stephen Slesnick
Fred Strahorn
Lou Terhar
Ron Young

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