More than 20 years ago, the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners adopted what was called the "Hillsborough County Alcoholic Beverage Public Awareness Ordinance," which required all establishments that serve alcoholic beverages to post a visible health-warning sign on the premises.
Now county officials want those signs to include more warnings, specifically about fetal alcohol syndrome.
County officials are proposing a new ordinance that would require alcohol servers modify their current signs to include wording about the risk of fetal alcohol syndrome for pregnant women who drink. The administration and enforcement of the new ordinance would be delegated to the Code Enforcement Department.
Businesses that serve alcohol, including bars, pubs, liquor stores and restaurants, would have six months after the passing of the ordinance to comply.
On Wednesday, the board will vote to set a public hearing later this month on the proposed ordinance.
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