Bill Text: NY S04737 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes the liquor authority to issue temporary liquor permits for consumption on certain premises.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-22 - REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS [S04737 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04737-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 22, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
          ment Operations
        AN ACT to amend the alcoholic  beverage  control  law,  in  relation  to
          authorizing the liquor authority to issue temporary liquor permits
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The alcoholic beverage control law is amended by  adding  a
     2  new section 97-b to read as follows:
     3    §  97-b.  Temporary  liquor permit. 1.  The liquor authority is hereby
     4  authorized to issue temporary permits effective  for  a  period  not  to
     5  exceed  twenty-four  consecutive  hours  to authorize the sale of liquor
     6  manufactured in New York state at outdoor or  indoor  gatherings,  func-
     7  tions,  occasions  or  events,  within the hours fixed by or pursuant to
     8  subdivision five of section one hundred  six  of  this  chapter,  during
     9  which  alcoholic  beverages may lawfully be sold or served upon premises
    10  licensed to sell alcoholic beverages at retail for on-premises  consump-
    11  tion  in  the  community  in which is located the premises in which such
    12  gathering, function, occasion or event is held. The fee for such  permit
    13  shall  be  forty  dollars. Such permit and the exercise of the privilege
    14  granted thereby shall be subject to such rules of the  liquor  authority
    15  as it deems necessary.
    16    2. The liquor authority is hereby authorized to issue an annual permit
    17  to distillers, importers, and liquor wholesalers authorizing such licen-
    18  sees  to  sell  liquor  for consumption at outdoor or indoor gatherings,
    19  functions, occasions or events, provided that such  gatherings  are  not
    20  open  to  admission  to the general public nor is admission thereto made
    21  contingent upon the payment of an admission fee,  donation  or  contrib-
    22  ution, and further provided that such liquor is not resold at such gath-
    23  erings. Every distiller, importer, or liquor wholesaler to whom a permit
    24  shall  be  issued  hereunder  shall  require every person to whom liquor
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  shall be sold for use at such gatherings to make, execute and file  with
     2  such  distiller,  importer,  or  liquor  wholesaler,  upon  a form to be
     3  prescribed by  the  liquor  authority,  a  statement,  that  the  liquor
     4  purchased  by  such  person will not be sold or offered for sale by such
     5  person. Such statement shall be accepted for all purposes as the  equiv-
     6  alent of an affidavit, and if false, shall subject the person making and
     7  executing  the  same to the same penalties as if he had been duly sworn.
     8  Such permit shall be issued in the form prescribed by the liquor author-
     9  ity and shall run concurrently with the annual term of the  distiller's,
    10  importer's,  or  the  wholesaler's  liquor license, and the fee for such
    11  permit shall be eighty dollars. Such a permit and the  exercise  of  the
    12  privileges  granted  thereunder  shall  be  subject to such rules by the
    13  liquor authority as it deems necessary. The provisions hereof shall  not
    14  apply to the sale of liquor for consumption in the home.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.