Legislation allowing restaurants to use outdoor space amid capacity limit heads to Gov. Murphy

New legislation on Gov. Phil Murphy's desk would allow restaurants, bars, distilleries and breweries to use outdoor spaces to serve customers until they could operate without capacity limits.
The full Assembly Monday voted 74-0 to approve the legislation. Under the bill, businesses may operate on property they own or lease, which is located on or adjacent to their business premises.            
Some businesses could also apply for farmers market permits, giving them more opportunities to sell.
The Senate also approved the measure by a vote of 39-0.