Liquor License Requirements for Workers Are No More, KCMO City Council Votes Unanimously

Last Thursday, Kansas City, Missouri, City Council voted 10-0 to end the liquor license requirement for bar and restaurant workers. 

Signed into law on Sunday, Ordinance No. 230419 will result in approximately 8,000 restaurant workers in the area affected. Previously, all workers taking orders for mixed alcoholic drinks must purchase a $42 dollar liquor license.

The new ordinance will also make any workers convicted of a felony in the past five years eligible to receive a liquor license. Felonies include a conviction for assault, domestic assault, robbery, armed criminal action, sexual exploitation of a minor and trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation. 

In addition, any third-party company used to conduct background checks will end following the council’s vote.

Posted May 22, 2023