Relates to purchasing wine or liquor by two or more licensed retailers.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to purchasing by two or more licensed retailers
PURPOSE: To allow for pooled purchasing by licensed retailers
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill provides for cooperative agreements so that liquor stores may agree to jointly purchase larger, more cost effective, quantities than would be possible without cooperative agreements.
Section two of this bill provides an immediate effective date.
EXISTING LAW: Each liquor store must make its own separate purchases
JUSTIFICATION: Small liquor stores are unable to get the quantity discounts currently available to larger liquor store. This would provide a way for such liquor stores to remain competitive.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 356 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 purchasing by two or more licensed retailers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 101-b of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows: (E) FOR THE PURPOSES OF PURCHASING ONLY, ANY TWO OR MORE RETAILERS LICENSED PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTY-THREE OR SEVENTY-NINE OF THIS CHAPTER MAY JOIN IN AN AGREEMENT TO MAKE JOINT PURCHASES OF LIQUOR OR WINE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ALL SUCH ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PURCHASED PURSUANT TO ANY SUCH AGREEMENT SHALL BE DISTRIBUTED TO NONE OTHER THAN A LICENSEE WHO IS A PARTY TO SUCH AGREEMENT. THE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS, AS AUTHOR- IZED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION, SHALL BE VOID IF, WITHIN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, THE PREMISES OPERATING UNDER THE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS AUTHORIZED IN THIS SUBDIVISION ARE LOCATED MORE THAN ONE MILE FROM ONE ANOTHER. THE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS, AS AUTHOR- IZED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION, SHALL BE VOID IF, OUTSIDE OF A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, THE PREMISES OPERATING UNDER AGREE- MENTS AUTHORIZED IN THIS SUBDIVISION ARE LOCATED MORE THAN FIFTY MILES FROM ONE ANOTHER. THE AUTHORITY MAY PROMULGATE SUCH RULES AND REGU- LATIONS AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVI- SION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02008-01-3