The Iowa Restaurant Association is closely monitoring the progress of several bills being considered in both the Iowa House and Senate.
Redefining revenue levels for “Home Bakeries” —The industry has always been supportive of home-based entrepreneurs but is concerned with a proposal modifying the maximum sales from $35K to $250K. Home-based businesses are not required to meet the standards as a retail bakery, but those revenues are approaching many retail operators’ gross sales.
A bill holding a restaurant or bar responsible for violent behavior of people within 1,500 feet of the premises. 1,500 feet is half the length of a football field. This suggests a nuisance be tied to an establishment even if there hasn’t been service rendered or over-service of alcohol.