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Governor Releases New Executive Orders

Criminalizes gathering violations, Re-opens Phase 2 businesses, Extends ban on Off-track betting, Extends remote notarization authorization

The text of executive order 7ZZ issued on June 16, 2020 includes:


NOW, THEREFORE, I, NED LAMONT, Governor of the State of Connecticut, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Connecticut, do hereby ORDER AND DIRECT:

1. Prohibition on Temporary Lodging Lifted. Effective immediately, Executive Order No. 7T, Section 1 is repealed. Hotels and other commercial lodging, including commercially operated timeshares or multi-unit lodging that operate like hotels or employ staff on site, shall operate in accordance with DECD Sector Rules for Hotels/Lodging, as amended from time to time, which Sector Rules shall be legally binding and enforceable. Such Sector Rules shall not apply to private rentals by individual owners.

2. Restrictions on Large Gatherings and Events. Executive Order Nos. 7D, Section 1, and 7N, Section 1, as amended by Executive Order No. 7TT, Section 2, are amended to permit social and recreational gatherings pursuant to DECD Rules for Gatherings and Venues and Sector Rules for Outdoor Events, as amended from time to time, which Rules for Gatherings and Venues and Sector Rules shall be legally binding and enforceable. The provisions of Executive Order Nos. 7TT, Section 1 and 7XX, Sections 1 and 2, regarding religious, spiritual, or worship gatherings and drive-in graduation ceremonies shall remain in effect unless further modified or terminated.

3. Application of Enforcement Authority to DECD Rules for Gatherings and Venues. Section 19-13-B1 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies is modified to include in the definition of public nuisance a violation of the Rules for Gatherings and Venues described in Section 2 of this order. The provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes, Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, and any local rules, codes or ordinances pertaining to such public nuisances are, to the extent necessary, modified to permit and govern the investigation and enforcement of violations of the Rules for Gatherings and Venues as public nuisances by Municipal Designees in the same manner as provided for Sector Rules by Executive Order No. 7PP, Section 2.b. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit, alter, modify or suspend any other existing penalties that otherwise apply to violations of orders issued pursuant to a civil preparedness or public health emergency.

4. Resumption of Indoor Dining Pursuant to Sector Rules for Restaurants. Executive Order No. 7D, Section 2, is amended to permit indoor dining pursuant to the DECD Sector Rules for Restaurants, as amended from time to time, which Sector Rules shall be legally binding and enforceable. The remaining provisions of Executive Order No. 7D, Section 2, which prohibit the sale of alcohol by certain permittees without the sale of food, shall remain in effect and are extended through July 20, 2020. The provisions of Executive Order No. 7N, Section 2, establishing rules for restaurant takeout and delivery, shall remain in effect.

5. Further Clarification of Limits on Alcohol Sales by Restaurants, Bars and Private Clubs. Executive Orders No. 7G, Section 3, and 7T, Section 2, which addressed take-out and delivery of alcoholic beverages by certain liquor permit holders, are modified to allow holders of Hotel Liquor permits to sell alcoholic beverages for pickup or delivery consistent with the requirements on other permit holders as set forth in prior executive orders and the DECD Sector Rules for Restaurants.

6. Resumption of Personal Services. Executive Order No. 7G, Section 4, is repealed. All businesses or services subject to that order shall be permitted to operate pursuant to the DECD Sector Rules for Personal Services, as amended from time to time, which Sector Rules shall be legally binding and enforceable.

7. Reopening of Gyms, Sports, Fitness and Recreation Facilities and Movie Theaters. Executive Order No. 7D, Section 4 is repealed. Businesses subject to that order shall be permitted to operate pursuant to the DECD Sector Rules applicable to each such business, which Sector Rules shall be legally binding and enforceable.

8. Reopening of Public Amusements. Executive Order No. 7F is repealed. Places of Public Amusement, as defined by that order, shall be permitted to operate pursuant to the DECD Sector Rules applicable to each business, which Sector Rules shall be legally binding and enforceable.

9. Restrictions on Off-Track Betting Extended. Executive Order No. 7D, Section 3, prohibiting operations at Off-Track Betting Facilities, is extended through July 20, 2020.

10. Extension of Essential Business Rules. Executive Order No. 7H, Section 1, as amended by Executive Order No. 7PP, is extended for the duration of the public health and civil preparedness emergency, unless earlier modified or terminated.

11. Clarification of Executive Order No. 7MM. Any activity permitted pursuant to the expedited approval process provided in Executive Order No. 7MM shall be permitted to continue operating in accordance with such process for the duration of the public health and civil preparedness emergency declared on March 10, 2020, subject to existing laws, regulations, executive orders, and any orders issued pursuant to an executive order, and therefore shall not be subject to any local restriction on its duration prior to the expiration of such emergency declaration.

12. Extension of Remote Notarization. Executive Order No. 7Q, Section 3 is extended for the duration of the public health and civil preparedness emergency, including any period of renewal of such emergency.


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