Bill Text: NY S06180 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the definition of wine.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-21 - REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS [S06180 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S06180-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 21, 2019

        Introduced by Sen. METZGER -- (at request of the State Liquor Authority)
          -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
          the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations

        AN  ACT  to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to the
          definition of wine

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  36  of  section  3 of the alcoholic beverage
     2  control law, as amended by chapter 548 of the laws of 2008,  is  amended
     3  to read as follows:
     4    36.  "Wine"  means the product of the normal alcoholic fermentation of
     5  the juice of fresh, sound, ripe grapes,  or  other  [fruits  or  plants]
     6  agricultural  products  with  the  usual  cellar treatment and necessary
     7  additions to correct defects due to climatic,  saccharine  and  seasonal
     8  conditions,  including  champagne,  sparkling  and  fortified wine of an
     9  alcoholic content not to exceed twenty-four per centum by  volume.  Wine
    10  produced from fruits or plants or other agricultural products other than
    11  grapes  shall  include  appropriate prefixes descriptive of the fruit or
    12  the product from which such wine  was  predominantly  produced,  and  no
    13  other  product shall be called "wine" unless designated as artificial or
    14  imitation wine.
    15    § 2. Subdivision 20-a of section 3 of the alcoholic  beverage  control
    16  law,  as  amended by chapter 571 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read
    17  as follows:
    18    20-a. "New York state labelled wine" means wine made  from  grapes  or
    19  other  [fruits] agricultural products, at least seventy-five percent the
    20  volume of which were grown in New York state.
    21    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.