Prohibited Restaurant Act 1997

Link to law: http://www.bermudalaws.bm/Laws/Annual%20Laws/1997/Acts/Prohibited%20Restaurant%20Act%201997.pdf

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Prohibited Restaurant Act 1997
THE PROHIBITED RESTAURANT ACT 1997

1989 Revision 1

BERMUDA
1997 : 27

THE PROHIBITED RESTAURANT ACT 1997

[Date of Assent 4 August 1997]

[Operative Date 4 August 1997]

WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision to restrict the
operation of certain restaurants in Bermuda:

Be it enacted by The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and
with the advice and consent of the House of Assembly of Bermuda in
accordance with the provisions of section 38 of the Constitution of
Bermuda, and by the authority of the same as follows:

Citation
1 This Act may be cited as the Prohibited Restaurant Act 1997.

Interpretation
2 In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

"excluded date" means 10 May 1996;

"prohibited restaurant" means a restaurant which is operated in
any manner, whether through distinctive name, design,
uniforms, packaging, decoration or otherwise, which
reasonably suggests a relationship with any restaurant or
group of restaurants operating outside Bermuda;

THE PROHIBITED RESTAURANT ACT 1997

2 1989 Revision

"restaurant" means any tavern, public house or place trading for
profit by provision to the public of food or refreshment with or
without entertainment.

Prohibited Restaurants
3 (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall after the
commencement of this Act operate a prohibited restaurant in Bermuda.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not prohibit the operation of any
prohibited restaurant, which was being operated in Bermuda on the
excluded date, in substantially the same manner as such prohibited
restaurant was being operated on the excluded date.

(3) Any person who contravenes the provisions of this section,
and any director or officer of a company which contravenes the
provisions of this section, commits an offence against this Act and shall
be liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $5,000 or imprisonment
for six months, or both such fine and imprisonment.