Somerset County may change its regulations limiting the place of businesses that sell alcohol.
Currently they cannot be within three hundred feet from a church, school, public library or youth center.
But a measure awaiting action of the governor would reduce that to 200 feet.
WBOC reports that there are a number of restaurants that would like to be able to sell alcohol but are not able to do so because of the regulation.
The legislation allowing the easing of the restriction was introduced by Delegate Charles Otto and State Senator Mary Beth Carozza.
They said that they had been asked to do so by local Somerset County officials.