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Delivery fees could be limited for bars, restaurants when ordering wine and spirits

There could be some relief on the way for restaurants and bars in New York.

It wouldn’t be major relief, but a bill proposed by Senator James Skoufis would limit delivery fees when establishments order wine and spirits.

The measure would bar wholesalers from charging fees on any order of more than $200. A set fee of $7.50 would be authorized for any order less than $200 while also creating a customer fee transparency program, requiring a detailed description of what’s being charged, according to Spectrum News.

“We should be doing anything and everything in our legislative capacity to ensure that small business owners are provided the relief they so desperately need right now,” Skoufis said.

Estimates have shown that between 15-20% of bars and restaurants could close as result of the COVID-19 pandemic.