Authorizes the liquor authority to issue temporary permits for certain events and under certain circumstances.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to temporary beer and wine permits
PURPOSE: This bill would allow wine manufacturers who produce not more than 150,000 gallons of wine annually to participate and sell wine at special events for a permit fee of $26.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 97 of the Alcohol and Beverage Law, as amended by chapter 183 of the laws of 2008 is amended by adding a new subdivision 4.
Section 1: Authorizes the State Liquor Authority to issue a temporary permit to the holder of any license to manufacture wine to sell wine at outdoor or indoor events and gatherings, provided that such manufacturer produces less than 150,000 gallons of wine annually. The permit fee would be $26.
STATEMENT IN SUPPORT: Festivals, Fairs and other special events are important tourist attractions and economic development engines around New York State. The ability of a wine manufacturer to host, sponsor or participate in such events and to sell wine, is also important in that it promotes the Wine industry and enhances the atmosphere of these events. This bill would address a problem in the alcohol and beverage law, in order to allow companies that produce 150,000 gallons or less of wine each year to participate in special events with a temporary permit for a fee of $26.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill would take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5240--B 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 3, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations -- reported favorably from said committee and commit- ted to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Investigations and Government Oper- ations in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to temporary beer and wine permits THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 97 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows: 4. THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A TEMPORARY PERMIT EFFECTIVE FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED TWENTY-FOUR CONSECUTIVE HOURS TO ANY HOLDER OF A LICENSE TO MANUFACTURE WINE IN THIS OR ANY OTHER STATE, TO SELL WINE AT OUTDOOR OR INDOOR GATHERINGS, FUNCTIONS, OCCASIONS, OR EVENTS, PROVIDED THAT SUCH MANUFACTURER PRODUCES NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND GALLONS OF WINE ANNUALLY. THE FEE FOR SUCH PERMIT SHALL BE TWENTY-SIX DOLLARS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11438-04-2