A House committee approved a bill that would regulate restaurants by regulating their food, alcohol and smoking policies, paving the way for the first major piece of legislation to take effect in Washington state in years.
The bill, which passed the House on Thursday, will now head to Gov.
Jay Inslee’s desk.
It would regulate the type of food served, whether it’s made from scratch or uses fresh ingredients and would require that any food service establishments with more than 500 patrons abide by the rules.
The legislation also would require restaurants to have health inspectors and a safety officer on site.
Inslee will sign the bill into law as soon as it becomes law.
Read more House passes ban on outdoor smoking article 2 p.u.m.: The Senate is expected to pass the bill by a narrow vote Thursday afternoon.
The measure will be sent to the House for final approval.
Inslaw said the Senate bill, if passed, would prohibit restaurants from serving alcohol on outdoor patio seating, and bars from serving liquor in outdoor patio seats.
The Senate also would impose a $15 minimum hourly wage and a ban on liquor sales in all bars and restaurants in the state.
In addition to the Senate, the House approved a measure to ban restaurants from using alcohol on their menus, but the measure also prohibits restaurants from allowing food service employees to serve alcohol in restaurants and bars.
The House voted on the measure in an 86-10 vote Thursday.
The bill also bans food service workers from being paid overtime and imposes a $1,000 fine for employers who fail to comply with state minimum wage rules.
Inskeep has more.
A bill passed by the House would require health inspectors to conduct daily checks on all restaurants.
The Legislature passed the bill after a previous bill was vetoed by Inslee.
The Health Department said that inspections would be done at least every two months, and that food and beverage establishments would be required to wear seat belts, have electronic monitoring equipment, and submit to a safety inspection every four months.
Insway has more on the bill.
House passes bill regulating restaurants article 1:50 p.p.m., Spokane, Washington: The House passed a bill Thursday that would require all bars in Washington to have a safety manager.
It also prohibits bars from allowing alcohol in outdoor seating and bars that serve alcohol from selling liquor to minors in any form.
The new law would also ban the use of tobacco in restaurants.
Insweiler has more about the bill and the changes.
Senate approves bill regulating outdoor smoking in restaurants article 12:55 p.b.
The senate approved a House bill Thursday requiring restaurants in Washington and surrounding states to have safety inspectors.
It will be brought to Inslee for his signature, and it will be the first piece of a broader bill that will regulate outdoor smoking on the state’s outdoor dining tables.
The state already has a law prohibiting smoking on outdoor dining seats.
Inswailer has the full story.
Bubble, bubble, bubble article 1 p.c.
An employee at a Burger King in Spokane, Wash., takes the order at the drive-thru window.
He doesn’t want to talk about it because it might upset his boss.
It was Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.
Employees at a local Burger King said they’re worried about their boss because they have a new, new rule that requires them to wait in line to order.
The law will take effect on Sept. 27.
It prohibits smoking on indoor dining tables and bars in most restaurants, except for a few exceptions.
The rule, passed by a local council in March, was supposed to be phased in over the next three years.
But now, the new law will go into effect on Oct. 1.
I’m not sure why they made the change, but they’re coming up with new rules, said manager Michael Deering.
And they’re not the same ones they used to use.
It’s not just burgers, but everything that comes into the drive thru window.
They’re changing the way we eat, the way our life is, the things we have to deal with every day, said employee Sarah Kiely.
We have to be able to do it with dignity, with respect, with dignity.
And it’s very upsetting.
It’s not the way you want to live your life.
It makes me feel very uncomfortable.
We just got the change last night, and we’re very excited about it, said owner Michael Deerings wife, Jill.
She said the new rule is about time and respect.
It comes down to the fact that we have a lot of work to do.
And we’re trying to get it right, and the customers are going to have to live with it, too.
It is an important step to make sure we have an environment where people feel safe and feel comfortable.
I think it’s important.
I do want to be respectful, and I do think that