Provides that the state policy with regard to the alcoholic beverage control law shall be to promote economic development and job opportunities in the beer, wine and liquor industries of the state.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2412--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY January 18, 2011 ___________Introduced by M. of A. GABRYSZAK, SALADINO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry -- recommitted to the Committee on Economic Development in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit- tee AN ACT to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to the state policy with regard to alcoholic beverages THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2 of the alcoholic beverage control law, as amended by chapter 111 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows: S 2. Policy of state and purpose of chapter. It is hereby declared as the policy of the state that it is necessary to regulate and control the manufacture, sale and distribution within the state of alcoholic bever- ages for the purpose of fostering and promoting temperance in their consumption and respect for and obedience to law. It is hereby declared that such policy will best be carried out by empowering the liquor authority of the state to determine whether public convenience and advantage will be promoted by the issuance of licenses to traffic in alcoholic beverages, the increase or decrease in the number thereof and the location of premises licensed thereby, subject only to the right of judicial review
[hereinafter]provided for IN THIS CHAPTER. IN ADDI- TION, IT IS DECLARED AS THE POLICY OF THIS STATE TO PROMOTE THE EXPAN- SION OF BEER, WINE AND LIQUOR PRODUCTION AND TOURISM IN NEW YORK, THERE- BY PROMOTING THE CONSERVATION, PRODUCTION AND ENHANCEMENT OF NEW YORK STATE AGRICULTURAL LANDS. It is the purpose of this chapter to carry out [that policy]THESE POLICIES in the public interest. The [restrictions,]regulations and provisions contained in this chapter are enacted by the legislature for the protection, health, welfare [and], safety AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING of the people of the state. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04870-02-2