The Connecticut Senate has unanimously approved a bill that extends the right of restaurants to offer outdoor dining for 13 months.
The bill, House Bill 5271, passed last week by a vote of 121 to 21. It expands on an executive order authorized by Governor Ned Lamont during the Covid-19 pandemic that was due to expire on 31 March. The governor said he would sign the bill.
Scott Dolch, president of the Connecticut Restaurant Association, hailed the Senate vote as “a timely and much-needed step that will help Connecticut’s restaurant industry as it continues to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.”