Cabaret Law amendment up for discussion
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Albany Common Council is holding a meeting tonight to discuss an amendment to the amusements section of the city Cabaret Law.
Earlier this year, the council passed a law that limits live entertainment at bars in the city. The new law requires businesses to apply for licenses from the city and pay an annual fee to hold live entertainment.
A part of the amendment being proposed to the law involves business owners from prohibiting people under the age of 21 from being inside an establishment after 11 p.m.
Several bars received their licenses during the summer and many of them have been upset about the early cut-off time for entertainment of 2 a.m.
The city says the new law will make the process easier, and legal, since many places were hosting live entertainment without the proper permission.
Tonight's meeting takes place at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.