Authorizes the state liquor authority to issue multiple event permits.
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TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to providing a multiple event caterer's permit
PURPOSE: To provide for a multiple event caterer's permit.
EXISTING LAW: Current law requires caterers to apply for a separate permit for each function.
JUSTIFICATION: Under current law, Section 9R of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law provides that caterers must apply to the State Liquor Authority for a permit each time that they wish to serve alcoholic beverages for a function or occasion at a hotel. restaurant, club, ballroom or other premises. Having to apply for a permit for each function can be extremely burdensome for caterers who make their living providing food and beverages at various locations. This bill would facilitate operations for caterers, many of which are small businesses, and would reduce the number of caterer's permit applications which the State Liquor Authority would be required to review.
Caterers with a multiple event caterer's permit would be required to provide the State Liquor Authority with information, as specified by the Liquor Authority, regarding each function or event that the caterer plans to serve at least five business days prior to each function or event. The annual fee for a multiple event caterer's permit would be $250
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.3058 of 2009-10; S.7471-A of 2008.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 180 days after becoming a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2378 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 19, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. SEWARD, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, JOHNSON, LARKIN, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, SALAND -- 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 providing a multiple event caterer's permit THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 98 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE TO CATERERS A PERMIT EFFECTIVE FOR A ONE YEAR PERIOD WHICH SHALL AUTHORIZE THE SERVICE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS, OCCASIONS OR EVENTS IN A HOTEL, RESTAURANT, CLUB, BALLROOM, OR OTHER PREMISES. CATERERS WHO HAVE BEEN ISSUED SUCH A PERMIT SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY WITH INFORMATION, AS SPECIFIED BY THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY, REGARDING EACH FUNCTION OR EVENT AND ITS LOCATION AT LEAST FIVE BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE FUNCTION OR EVENT. THE PERMIT SHALL AUTHORIZE THE SERVICE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WITHIN THE HOURS, FIXED BY OR PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIX OF THIS CHAPTER, DURING WHICH ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY LAWFULLY BE SOLD OR SERVED UPON PREMISES LICENSED TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT RETAIL FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMP- TION IN THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH IS LOCATED THE PREMISES IN WHICH SUCH FUNCTION OR EVENT IS HELD. A PERMIT SHALL ONLY BE ISSUED TO AN ON-PREM- ISES LIQUOR, WINE OR BEER LICENSEE. THE FEE THEREFORE SHALL BE TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS. SUCH A PERMIT AND THE EXERCISE OF THE PRIVILEGE GRANTED THEREBY MAY BE SUBJECTED TO SUCH RULES BY THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY AS IT DEEMS NECESSARY. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05765-01-1