Good news for DC residents: The DC City Council has graciously extended your curfew for another hour due to daylight savings time:
That's the message the D.C. Council sent Tuesday when it approved emergency legislation giving bars and nightclubs the option of staying open until 4 a.m. on daylight savings day, which occurs this year on March 13.
The proposal, sponsored by Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward) and Council Chairman Kwame Brown (D), is designed to clear up confusion over what time city bars have to stop serving liquor when the clock moves from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. for daylight savings time.
Since it’s a slight bit of freedom granted to businesses and citizens, you know what comes next. Wait for it…WAIT FOR IT…
Under emergency legislation approved by a vote of 11 to 1, bars can keep serving this year until 4 a.m. if they pay a $100 registration fee to the city.
Geez. I think I saw a movie about this once. Next thing you know, they’re gonna use their roving band of armed strongmen to shut down your business if you don’t comply with…
The bill also includes a provision giving Police Chief Cathy Lanier the power to block an establishment from staying open that extra hour if would be "a danger to the public health, safety or welfare."