Bill S5078-2011

Authorizes the liquor authority to issue farm brewery licenses for the manufacture and sale of beer on farms

Authorizes the liquor authority to issue farm brewery licenses for the manufacture and sale of beer on farms.

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  • Jun 21, 2012: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 11, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 6, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 5, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.1058
  • Jan 18, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • May 3, 2011: REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business - Jan 18, 2012
Ayes (11): Alesi, Griffo, Johnson, McDonald, Robach, Ritchie, Kennedy, Espaillat, Hassell-Thompson, Parker, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (1): Fuschillo

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BILL NUMBER:S5078

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law and the agriculture and markets law, in relation to farm breweries

PURPOSE: This legislation will authorize creation of farm breweries for the manufacture of beer at the premises specifically designated in the license.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1

Creates a new Section 51-a to the ABC authorizing the SLA to provide a Farm Brewery License to applicants who meet specific criteria.

Licensee's shall be authorized to operate a farm brewery, sell their products in bulk to other licensed farm breweries or farm distilleries and to licensed retailers and wholesalers for consumption off the premises. Such license shall also authorize the holder thereof to sell cider and beer at retail for consumption on or off the premises (can also sell for on premises consumption if licensee also operates a restaurant, conference center, inn, B&B or hotel.

Authorizes licensees to manufacture, bottle, and sell complimentary items such as food condiments, mustards, sauces, hop seasonings, beer nuts and other beer related foods and crafts on and from the licensed premises.

Such license shall authorize licensees to sell non-alcoholic beverages for consumption on or off the premises; food items for the purpose of tastings; locally produced farm products for consumption upon the Premises; beer supplies and accessories; souvenir items; NYS labeled beer and liquors; and beer making equipment.

This section authorizes the SLA to promulgate rules and regulations to effectuate the purposes of this subdivision.

Provides licensees may engage in any other business on the premises subject to the rules and regulations as the SLA may prescribe.

Requires licensed farm breweries to manufacture and sell beer with no less than the following states ingredients grown or produced in NYS:

For the first 5 years - no less than 25% of its hops and no less than 40% of all other ingredients must be grown or produced in NYS;

For the next succeeding 5 years - no less than 60% of its hops and no less than 75% of all other ingredients grown or produced in NYS;

For the further years - no less than 90% of its hops and no less than 90% of all other ingredients grown or produced in NYS.

In the event of a natural disaster or other condition which has destroyed much of the necessary ingredients, as prescribed by the

Commissioner of Ag and Markets, with consultation of the Chairman of the SLA, may give dispensation for such breweries to use out-of-state ingredients.

Requires the Commissioner of Ag and Markets to provide on or before August 20 of each year, shall provide a report on loss determination.

A farm brewery license shall authorize the holder thereof to:

Buy and sell any New York labeled and licensed beer;

Serve as broker of any New York labeled and licensed beer and impose a fee or commission for such brokerage;

Warehouse any New York labeled and licensed beer on the premises of the farm brewery;

Deliver or transport any New York labeled and licensed beer in any vehicle owned, leased or hired by the licensee.

New York labeled beer can be delivered, transported or sold to any holder of:

A brewery or farm license;

A license to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises;

A license to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises;

Any person that can receive or purchase beer from a farm brewery; and

The licensee is not required to obtain a trucking permit from the SLA or pay any fees pursuant to ABC section 94.

Conduct tastings of New York labeled liquors manufactured by the holder of class A-1, B-1 or C distiller permits.

No licensed farm brewery shall manufacture in excess of fifteen thousand finished barrels of beer annually.

Section 2

Adds a new Subdivision 4-a to Section 3 of the ABC to define "farm brewer" or "farm brewery" to mean and include any place or premises, located on a farm in NYS, in which beer is manufactured and sold.

Section 3

Adds a new Subdivision 45 to Section 16 of the Ag and Markets Law to authorizes the Department of Ag and Markets to investigate and compile information on natural disasters, acts of god or continues adverse weather conditions which shall affect the crop of products and ingredients used in the production of beer.

Section 4

Adds a new Section 51-b to the ABC Law regarding special provisions, limitations, liability and rules and regulations relating to tastings at breweries and farm breweries holding a distillers license.

Section 5

Adds a new subdivision 9 to Section 51 of the ABC Law to authorize one or more farm brewery licensees to apply to the SLA for a license to singly or jointly sell beer at retail for consumption on or off premises to certain types of licensed establishments. This section sets a fee schedule for such licensees and delineates what other activities such licensees may engage in. This section further authorizes the SLA to adopt rules necessary to carry out the purpose of this subdivision, provided that all licenses issued pursuant to this subdivision shall be subject to the same rules and regulations as applicable to the sale of beer at retail for consumption off the premises of the farm brewery license.

Section 6

Adds a new subdivision 1-a to Section 56 of the ABC Law to set an annual fee of three hundred and twenty dollars for a farm brewery license.

Section 7

States this bill shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after is shall have become a law, provided, however that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made and completed on or before such date,

JUSTIFICATION: New York State breweries provide business and tourism opportunities within their communities. This legislation will promote the creation of small craft-style breweries throughout the State of New York. This measure will help New York's farmers develop a sustainable agribusiness by re-localizing and revitalizing hop production and processing within our State. This legislation is necessary to authorize and incentivize the creation of small craft breweries and the ancillary business opportunities they generate and expand marketing opportunities for farms by facilitating the sale of New York State farm products within such farm breweries.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This legislation will provide revenue to the state and its localities through the creation of farming, processing and manufacturing jobs as well as other business and marketing opportunities for farms and small craft-breweries. Further this legislation will generate revenue through the imposition of fees levied for licenses and tax revenue generated through the sale of raw and finished products.

EFFECTIVE DATE:; This legislation shall take effect 180 days after it shall have become a law


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5078 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 3, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic Devel- opment and Small Business AN ACT to amend the alcoholic beverage control law and the agriculture and markets law, in relation to farm breweries THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The alcoholic beverage control law is amended by adding a new section 51-a to read as follows: S 51-A. FARM BREWERY LICENSE. 1. ANY PERSON MAY APPLY TO THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY FOR A FARM BREWERY LICENSE AS PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SECTION. SUCH APPLICATION SHALL BE IN WRITING AND VERIFIED AND SHALL CONTAIN SUCH INFORMATION AS THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY SHALL REQUIRE. SUCH APPLICATION SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A CHECK OR DRAFT FOR THE AMOUNT REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION FOR SUCH LICENSE. IF THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY SHALL GRANT THE APPLI- CATION IT SHALL ISSUE A LICENSE IN SUCH FORM AS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY ITS RULES. 2. (A) A FARM BREWERY LICENSE SHALL AUTHORIZE THE HOLDER THEREOF TO OPERATE A FARM BREWERY FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF BEER AT THE PREMISES SPECIFICALLY DESIGNATED IN THE LICENSE. SUCH A LICENSE SHALL ALSO AUTHORIZE THE SALE IN BULK BY SUCH LICENSEE FROM THE LICENSED PREMISES OF THE PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED UNDER SUCH LICENSE TO ANY BREWERY LICENSEE, ANY OTHER FARM BREWERY LICENSEE, ANY DISTILLER LICENSEE OR TO A PERMIT- TEE ENGAGED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF PRODUCTS WHICH ARE UNFIT FOR BEVERAGE USE AND TO SELL OR DELIVER SUCH BEER TO PERSONS OUTSIDE THE STATE PURSU- ANT TO THE LAWS OF THE PLACE OF SUCH SALE OR DELIVERY. IT SHALL ALSO AUTHORIZE THE HOLDER THEREOF TO SELL FROM THE LICENSED PREMISES TO A LICENSED WHOLESALER OR RETAILER, OR TO A CORPORATION OPERATING RAILROAD CARS OR AIRCRAFT FOR CONSUMPTION ON SUCH CARRIERS, OR AT RETAIL FOR CONSUMPTION OFF THE PREMISES, BEER MANUFACTURED BY THE LICENSEE AS ABOVE SET FORTH AND TO SELL OR DELIVER SUCH BEER TO PERSONS OUTSIDE THE STATE
PURSUANT TO THE LAWS OF THE PLACE OF SUCH SALE OR DELIVERY. ALL BEER SOLD BY SUCH LICENSEE FOR CONSUMPTION OFF THE PREMISES SHALL BE SECURELY SEALED AND HAVE ATTACHED THERETO A LABEL SETTING FORTH SUCH INFORMATION AS SHALL BE REQUIRED BY THIS CHAPTER. SUCH LICENSE SHALL ALSO BE DEEMED TO INCLUDE AUTHORIZATION TO SELL CIDER AND BEER AT RETAIL FOR CONSUMP- TION ON OR OFF THE PREMISES; AND TO SELL BEER AT RETAIL FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES OF A RESTAURANT, CONFERENCE CENTER, INN, BED AND BREAK- FAST OR HOTEL BUSINESS OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE LICENSEE IN OR ADJACENT TO THE FARM BREWERY FOR WHICH THE LICENSEE IS LICENSED. A LICENSEE WHO OPERATES A RESTAURANT, CONFERENCE CENTER, INN, BED AND BREAKFAST OR HOTEL PURSUANT TO SUCH AUTHORITY SHALL COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER WHICH RELATE TO LICENSES TO SELL BEER AT RETAIL FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES. (B) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, ANY FARM BREWERY, LICENSED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION TO SELL BEER AT RETAIL FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES IN A RESTAURANT, CONFERENCE CENTER, INN, BED AND BREAKFAST OR HOTEL BUSINESS OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE LICENSEE IN OR ADJACENT TO SUCH FARM BREWERY, MAY APPLY TO THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY FOR A LICENSE TO SELL WINE AND/OR LIQUOR AT RETAIL FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES OF SUCH FACILITY. ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER RELATIVE TO LICENSES TO SELL BEER, WINE OR LIQUOR AT RETAIL FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES SHALL APPLY SO FAR AS APPLICABLE TO SUCH APPLICATION. 3. (A) A FARM BREWERY LICENSE SHALL AUTHORIZE THE HOLDER THEREOF TO MANUFACTURE, BOTTLE AND SELL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FOOD CONDI- MENTS AND PRODUCTS SUCH AS MUSTARDS, SAUCES, HOP SEASONINGS, BEER NUTS, AND OTHER HOPS AND BEER RELATED FOODS IN ADDITION TO BEER AND HOP SOAPS, HOP PILLOWS, HOP WREATHS AND OTHER SUCH FOOD AND CRAFTS ON AND FROM THE LICENSED PREMISES. (B) SUCH LICENSE SHALL AUTHORIZE THE HOLDER THEREOF TO STORE AND SELL GIFT ITEMS IN A TAX-PAID ROOM UPON THE LICENSED PREMISES INCIDENTAL TO THE SALE OF BEER. THESE GIFT ITEMS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: (I) NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR CONSUMPTION ON OR OFF PREMISES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BOTTLED WATER, JUICE AND SODA BEVERAGES. (II) FOOD ITEMS FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPLEMENTING BEER TASTINGS, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE A DIVERSIFIED SELECTION OF FOOD WHICH IS ORDINARILY CONSUMED WITHOUT THE USE OF TABLEWARE AND CAN CONVENIENTLY BE CONSUMED WHILE STANDING OR WALKING. SUCH FOOD ITEMS SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: CHEESES, FRUITS, VEGETABLES, CHOCOLATES, BREADS, MUSTARDS AND CRACKERS. (III) FOOD ITEMS, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE LOCALLY PRODUCED FARM PRODUCTS AND ANY FOOD OR FOOD PRODUCT NOT SPECIFICALLY PREPARED FOR IMMEDIATE CONSUMPTION UPON THE PREMISES. SUCH FOOD ITEMS MAY BE COMBINED INTO A PACKAGE CONTAINING A BEER AND OR HOP RELATED PRODUCT. (IV) BEER SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE ANY ITEM UTILIZED FOR THE STORAGE, SERVING OR CONSUMPTION OF BEER OR FOR DECORA- TIVE PURPOSES. THESE SUPPLIES MAY BE SOLD AS SINGLE ITEMS OR MAY BE COMBINED INTO A PACKAGE CONTAINING BEER OR A BEER PRODUCT. (V) SOUVENIR ITEMS, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO ARTWORK, CRAFTS, CLOTHING, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AND ANY OTHER ARTICLES WHICH CAN BE CONSTRUED TO PROPAGATE TOURISM WITHIN THE REGION. (VI) NEW YORK STATE LABELED BEER OR LIQUORS PRODUCED OR MANUFACTURED BY ANY OTHER NEW YORK STATE BREWERY OR FARM BREWERY LICENSEE OR BY THE HOLDER OF A CLASS A-1, B-1, OR C DISTILLER'S LICENSE. SUCH BEER OR LIQUORS MAY BE PURCHASED OUTRIGHT BY THE LICENSEE FROM A NEW YORK BREW-
ERY OR FARM BREWERY LICENSEE OR THE HOLDER OF A CLASS A-1, B-1, OR C DISTILLER'S LICENSE OR OBTAINED ON A CONSIGNMENT BASIS PURSUANT TO A WRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SELLING AND PURCHASING LICENSEE. (VII) BEER-MAKING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HOME BEER-MAKING OR HOMEBREWING KITS, FILTERS, BOTTLING EQUIPMENT, HOPS, BARLEY, YEASTS, CHEMICALS AND OTHER BEER ADDITIVES, AND BOOKS OR OTHER WRITTEN MATERIAL TO ASSIST BEER-MAKERS AND HOME BEER-MAKERS OR HOMEBREWERS TO PRODUCE AND BOTTLE BEER. (C) THE AUTHORITY IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGU- LATIONS TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION. (D) A LICENSED FARM BREWERY MAY ENGAGE IN ANY OTHER BUSINESS ON THE LICENSED PREMISES SUBJECT TO SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS AS THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY MAY PRESCRIBE. IN PRESCRIBING SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS, THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY SHALL PROMOTE THE EXPANSION AND PROFITABILITY OF BEER PRODUCTION AND OF TOURISM IN NEW YORK, THEREBY PROMOTING THE CONSERVA- TION, PRODUCTION AND ENHANCEMENT OF NEW YORK STATE AGRICULTURAL LANDS. FURTHER, SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL DETERMINE WHICH BUSINESSES WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE POLICY AND PURPOSES OF THIS CHAPTER AND SHALL CONSIDER THE EFFECT OF PARTICULAR BUSINESSES ON THE COMMUNITY AND AREA IN THE VICINITY OF THE FARM BREWERY LICENSEE. 4. (A) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, NO LICENSED FARM BREWERY SHALL MANUFACTURE OR SELL ANY BEER PRODUCED WITH LESS THAN THE FOLLOWING STATED AMOUNT OF INGREDIENTS GROWN OR PRODUCED IN NEW YORK STATE TO BE DESIGNATED "NEW YORK STATE LABELED BEER": (I) FOR THE FIRST FIVE YEARS THAT A LICENSED FARM BREWERY MANUFACTURES OR SELLS BEER, SUCH BEER SOLD BY A LICENSED FARM BREWERY SHALL BE MANU- FACTURED WITH NO LESS THAN TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF ITS HOPS GROWN OR PRODUCED IN NEW YORK STATE AND NO LESS THAN FORTY PERCENT OF ALL OF ITS OTHER INGREDIENTS GROWN OR PRODUCED IN NEW YORK STATE; (II) FOR THE NEXT SUCCEEDING FIVE YEARS THAT A LICENSED FARM BREWERY MANUFACTURES OR SELLS BEER, SUCH BEER SOLD BY A LICENSED FARM BREWERY SHALL BE MANUFACTURED WITH NO LESS THAN SIXTY PERCENT OF ITS HOPS GROWN OR PRODUCED IN NEW YORK STATE AND NO LESS THAN SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF ALL OF ITS OTHER INGREDIENTS GROWN OR PRODUCED IN NEW YORK STATE; AND (III) FOR ANY FURTHER YEARS THAT A LICENSED FARM BREWERY MANUFACTURES OR SELLS BEER, SUCH BEER SOLD BY A LICENSED FARM BREWERY SHALL BE MANU- FACTURED WITH NO LESS THAN NINETY PERCENT OF ITS HOPS GROWN OR PRODUCED IN NEW YORK STATE AND NO LESS THAN NINETY PERCENT OF ALL OF ITS OTHER INGREDIENTS GROWN OR PRODUCED IN NEW YORK STATE. (B) IN THE EVENT THAT THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS, AFTER INVESTIGATING AND COMPILING INFORMATION PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FORTY-FIVE OF SECTION SIXTEEN OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW, DETER- MINES THAT A NATURAL DISASTER, ACT OF GOD, OR CONTINUED ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITION HAS DESTROYED MUCH OF THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS FOR BREWING BEER, THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY, MAY GIVE AUTHORIZATION TO A DULY LICENSED FARM BREWERY TO MANUFACTURE OR SELL BEER PRODUCED FROM INGREDIENTS GROWN OR PRODUCED OUTSIDE THIS STATE. NO SUCH AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE GRANTED TO A FARM BREWERY LICENSEE UNLESS SUCH LICENSEE CERTIFIES TO THE COMMISSIONER THE QUANTITY OF NEW YORK GROWN INGREDIENTS UNAVAILABLE TO SUCH LICENSEE DUE TO SUCH NATURAL DISASTER, ACT OF GOD OR CONTINUING ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITION AND SATISFIES THE COMMISSIONER THAT REASONABLE EFFORTS WERE MADE TO OBTAIN BREWING INGREDIENTS FROM A NEW YORK STATE SOURCE FOR SUCH BEER MAKING PURPOSE. NO FARM BREWERY SHALL UTILIZE AN AMOUNT OF OUT-OF- STATE GROWN OR PRODUCED INGREDIENTS EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT OF NEW YORK GROWN INGREDIENTS THAT SUCH BREWERY IS UNABLE TO OBTAIN DUE TO THE
DESTRUCTION OF NEW YORK GROWN OR PRODUCED INGREDIENTS BY A NATURAL DISASTER, ACT OF GOD OR CONTINUING ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITION AS DETER- MINED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRI- CULTURE AND MARKETS AND THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY ARE AUTHORIZED TO ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS AS THEY MAY DEEM NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION WHICH SHALL INCLUDE ENSURING THAT IN MANUFACTURING BEER FARM BREWERIES UTILIZE INGREDIENTS GROWN OR PRODUCED IN NEW YORK STATE TO THE EXTENT THEY ARE REASONABLY AVAILABLE, PRIOR TO UTILIZING INGREDIENTS FROM AN OUT-OF-STATE SOURCE FOR SUCH PURPOSE. (C) THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE TO FARM BREWERIES AND TO THE PUBLIC EACH SPECIFIC INGREDIENT LOSS DETER- MINATION ISSUED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION ON OR BEFORE AUGUST TWENTIETH OF EACH YEAR. (D) IN THE EVENT THAT THE CONTINUING EFFECTS OF A NATURAL DISASTER, ACT OF GOD, OR ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITION WHICH OCCURRED PRIOR TO AUGUST TWENTIETH OF EACH YEAR OR THE EFFECTS OF A NATURAL DISASTER, ACT OF GOD, OR ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITION WHICH OCCURS SUBSEQUENT TO AUGUST TWENTIETH EACH YEAR RESULTS IN ANY INGREDIENT LOSS WHICH MEETS THE STANDARDS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRI- CULTURE AND MARKETS, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY, MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT LOSS DETERMINATIONS AND SHALL EXPEDITIOUSLY MAKE AVAILABLE TO FARM BREWERIES AND TO THE PUBLIC EACH SPECIFIC INGREDIENT LOSS DETERMINATION ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH PRIOR TO OCTOBER TENTH OF EACH YEAR. 5. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER, A FARM BREWERY LICENSE SHALL AUTHORIZE THE HOLDER THEREOF TO: (A) OFFER FOR SALE OR SOLICIT ANY ORDER IN THE STATE FOR THE SALE OF ANY NEW YORK STATE LABELED BEER MANUFACTURED BY THE LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER BREWERY OR FARM BREWERY LICENSED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE. (B) ENGAGE AS A BROKER IN THE PURCHASE AND SALE OF NEW YORK STATE LABELED BEERS FOR A FEE OR COMMISSION FOR OR ON BEHALF OF ANY BREWERY OR FARM BREWERY LICENSED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE. (C) MAINTAIN A WAREHOUSE ON THE PREMISES PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-SIX OF THIS CHAPTER FOR THE WAREHOUSING OF ANY NEW YORK STATE LABELED BEERS MANUFACTURED BY ANY BREWERY OR FARM BREWERY LICENSED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE. ANY BREWERY OR FARM BREWERY THAT MAINTAINS SUCH A WAREHOUSE MUST COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION NINETY-SIX OF THIS CHAPTER. (D) DELIVER OR TRANSPORT ANY NEW YORK STATE LABELED BEER MANUFACTURED OR PRODUCED BY THE LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER BREWERY OR FARM BREWERY LICENSED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE IN ANY VEHICLE OWNED, LEASED OR HIRED BY THE LICENSEE. THE NEW YORK STATE LABELED BEER CAN BE DELIVERED, TRANSPORTED OR SOLD BY THE LICENSEE TO ANY HOLDER OF: (I) A BREWERY OR FARM BREWERY LICENSE, (II) A LICENSE TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES, (III) A LICENSE TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR CONSUMPTION OFF THE PREMISES, (IV) OR ANY PERSON THAT CAN RECEIVE OR PURCHASE BEER FROM A FARM BREWERY. THE LICENSEE IS NOT REQUIRED TO OBTAIN FROM THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY A TRUCKING PERMIT OR PAY ANY FEES PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER. (E) SELL FOR CONSUMPTION OFF THE PREMISES NEW YORK STATE LABELED LIQUORS MANUFACTURED BY THE HOLDER OF A CLASS A-1, B-1, OR C DISTILLER'S LICENSE. (F) CONDUCT TASTINGS OF NEW YORK STATE LABELED LIQUORS MANUFACTURED BY THE HOLDER OF A CLASS A-1, B-1, OR C DISTILLER'S LICENSE. ALL LIQUOR TASTINGS CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE CONDUCTED IN THE
SAME MANNER AS TASTINGS OF BRANDY PURSUANT TO SECTION FIFTY-ONE-B OF THIS ARTICLE. 6. NO LICENSED FARM BREWERY SHALL MANUFACTURE IN EXCESS OF FIFTEEN THOUSAND FINISHED BARRELS OF BEER ANNUALLY. S 2. Section 3 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4-a to read as follows: 4-A. "FARM BREWERY" OR "FARM BREWER" MEANS AND INCLUDES ANY PLACE OR PREMISES, LOCATED ON A FARM IN NEW YORK STATE, IN WHICH BEER IS MANUFAC- TURED AND SOLD. S 3. Section 16 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new subdivision 45 to read as follows: 45. FOR PURPOSES OF MAKING TIMELY DETERMINATIONS AND CONSULTING WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION FIFTY-ONE-A OF THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW, INVESTI- GATE AND COMPILE INFORMATION RELATIVE TO NATURAL DISASTERS, ACTS OF GOD, OR CONTINUED ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS WHICH SHALL AFFECT THE CROP OF PRODUCTS AND INGREDIENTS USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF BEER. S 4. The alcoholic beverage control law is amended by adding a new section 51-b to read as follows: S 51-B. SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO BREWERIES AND FARM BREWERIES HOLDING A DISTILLER'S LICENSE. 1. ANY PERSON WHO HOLDS A BREWERY LICENSE PURSUANT TO SECTION FIFTY-ONE OF THIS ARTICLE OR A FARM BREWERY LICENSE PURSUANT TO SECTION FIFTY-ONE-A OF THIS ARTICLE AND, IN ADDITION TO SUCH LICENSE, HOLDS A DISTILLER'S LICENSE PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, AND WHO CONDUCTS BEER TASTINGS PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUCH SECTIONS FIFTY-ONE AND FIFTY-ONE-A OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT TASTINGS OF BRANDY MANUFACTURED BY SUCH LICENSED BREWERY OR LICENSED FARM BREWERY, AT SUCH BEER TASTINGS. 2. ALL CONSUMER TASTINGS OF BRANDY SHALL BE CONDUCTED SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING LIMITATIONS: (A) TASTINGS OF BRANDY SHALL BE CONDUCTED BY AN OFFICIAL AGENT OF ONE OR MORE PERSONS LICENSED PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER. SUCH AGENT SHALL BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT UPON THE PREMISES AT ALL TIMES DURING THE CONDUCTING OF THE CONSUMER TASTING OF BRANDY. (B) NO SUCH PERSON OR PERSONS LICENSED PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, AND NO OFFICIAL AGENT THEREOF, MAY PROVIDE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY: (I) MORE THAN A TOTAL OF THREE SAMPLES OF BRANDY FOR TASTING TO A PERSON IN ONE CALENDAR DAY; OR (II) A SAMPLE OF BRANDY FOR TASTING EQUAL TO MORE THAN ONE-QUARTER FLUID OUNCE. (C) ANY LIABILITY STEMMING FROM A RIGHT OF ACTION RESULTING FROM A CONSUMER TASTING OF BRANDY AUTHORIZED BY THIS SECTION AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 11-100 AND 11-101 OF THE GENERAL OBLI- GATIONS LAW, SHALL ACCRUE TO THE PERSONS LICENSED PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, WHO CONDUCTED SUCH TASTING. 3. THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING BRANDY TASTINGS AS PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SECTION. 4. ANY PERSON WHO HOLDS A BREWERY LICENSE PURSUANT TO SECTION FIFTY-ONE OF THIS ARTICLE OR A FARM BREWERY LICENSE PURSUANT TO SECTION FIFTY-ONE-A OF THIS ARTICLE, AND WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO SELL BEER FOR CONSUMPTION OFF THE PREMISES PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUCH SECTIONS FIFTY-ONE AND FIFTY-ONE-A OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO SELL BRANDY MANUFACTURED BY SUCH LICENSED BREWERY OR LICENSED FARM BREWERY FOR CONSUMPTION OFF THE PREMISES. SUCH SALE OF BRANDY FOR CONSUMPTION OFF THE PREMISES SHALL ONLY OCCUR AT THE LICENSED BREWERY OR FARM BREW- ERY AND NOT AT ANY OTHER OFF-PREMISES LOCATIONS LICENSED TO THE BREWERY OR FARM BREWERY, PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION FIFTY-ONE OF
THIS ARTICLE. THE SALE OF BRANDY AT A BREWERY OR FARM BREWERY SHALL ALSO BE SUBJECTED TO THE SAME HOURS OF OPERATION AS SET FORTH FOR THE SALE OF BEER AT A BREWERY OR FARM BREWERY. THE AUTHORITY SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE SALE OF BRANDY AT BREWERIES OR FARM BREWERIES FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION. S 5. Section 51 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows: 9. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER, ANY ONE OR MORE FARM BREWERY LICENSEES, SINGLY OR JOINTLY, MAY APPLY TO THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY FOR A LICENSE OR LICENSES TO SELL BEER AT RETAIL FOR CONSUMP- TION OFF THE PREMISES. THE DURATION OF SUCH LICENSE SHALL BE COEXTENSIVE WITH THE DURATION OF SUCH LICENSEE'S FARM BREWERY LICENSE, AND THE FEE THEREFOR SHALL BE FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IF SUCH RETAIL PREMISES IS LOCATED IN CITIES HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE; IN CITIES HAVING LESS THAN ONE MILLION POPULATION AND MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED THOU- SAND, TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS; AND ELSEWHERE, THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS. SUCH LICENSE SHALL ENTITLE THE HOLDER THEREOF TO SELL AT RETAIL FOR CONSUMPTION OFF THE PREMISES ANY NEW YORK STATE LABELED BEER. SUCH LICENSE SHALL ALSO ENTITLE THE HOLDER THEREOF TO CONDUCT BEER TASTINGS AND ENGAGE IN ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES AUTHORIZED BY PARAGRAPHS (A) AND (B) OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION FIFTY-ONE-A OF THIS ARTICLE ON SUCH LICENSED PREMISES. SUCH LICENSE SHALL ALSO AUTHOR- IZE THE SALE BY THE HOLDER THEREOF OF NEW YORK STATE LABELED BEER, IN SEALED CONTAINERS FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION, FROM THE SPECIALLY LICENSED PREMISES OF ANY PERSON LICENSED PURSUANT TO SECTION FIFTY-ONE-A OF THIS ARTICLE TO SELL BEER AT RETAIL FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES IN WHICH THE PRINCIPAL BUSINESS IS THE OPERATION OF A LEGITIMATE THEATER OR SUCH OTHER LAWFUL ADULT ENTERTAINMENT OR RECREATIONAL FACILITY AS THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY MAY CLASSIFY FOR ELIGIBILITY PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION SIXTY-FOUR-A OF THIS CHAPTER. NOT MORE THAN FIVE SUCH LICENSES SHALL BE ISSUED TO ANY LICENSED FARM BREWERY. ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER RELATIVE TO LICENSES TO SELL BEER AT RETAIL FOR CONSUMPTION OFF THE PREMISES SHALL APPLY SO FAR AS APPLICABLE TO SUCH APPLICATION. THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO ADOPT SUCH RULES AS IT MAY DEEM NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, PROVIDED THAT ALL LICENSES ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVI- SION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE SAME RULES AND REGULATIONS AS ARE APPLICA- BLE TO THE SALE OF BEER AT RETAIL FOR CONSUMPTION OFF THE PREMISES OF THE FARM BREWERY LICENSEE. S 6. Section 56 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. THE ANNUAL FEE FOR A FARM BREWERY LICENSE SHALL BE THREE HUNDRED TWENTY DOLLARS. S 7. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law, provided, however, that effective immediate- ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made and completed on or before such date.

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