Relates to licenses to sell liquor at retail for consumption on certain premises.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to licenses to sell liquor at retail for consumption on certain premises
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The bill creates an exception to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, allowing a license to be issued to a person using the permanent catering facilities of a church, synagogue or other place of worship.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision 7 of section 64 of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law is amended by adding a new paragraph (e-4).
JUSTIFICATION: While the Alcoholic Beverage Control law prohibits the sale for on-premises consumption of alcohol at any location within 200 feet of a place of worship, this bill will allow the State Liquor Authority to issue a license to a person using the permanent catering facilities of a church, synagogue or other place of worship. Other exceptions have been made for certain establishments and do not pose problems for the place of worship.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5823 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 17, 2013 ___________Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to licenses to sell liquor at retail for consumption on certain premises THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 64 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by adding a new paragraph (e-5) to read as follows: (E-5) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVI- SION, THE AUTHORITY MAY ISSUE A RETAIL LICENSE FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMP- TION FOR A PREMISES WHICH SHALL BE WITHIN TWO HUNDRED FEET OF A BUILDING OCCUPIED EXCLUSIVELY AS A SCHOOL, CHURCH, SYNAGOGUE, OR OTHER PLACE OF WORSHIP, PROVIDED SUCH PREMISES CONSTITUTES A PREMISES FOR THE SALE OF FOOD OR BEVERAGES AT RETAIL FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES LOCATED WHOLLY WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF NEW YORK, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF 63RD STREET WITH THE EASTERLY SIDE OF PARK (FORMERLY FOURTH) AVENUE, RUNNING THENCE EASTERLY ALONG SAID NORTHERLY SIDE OF 63RD STREET ONE HUNDRED (100) FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY AND PARALLEL WITH PARK AVENUE ONE HUNDRED (100) FEET AND FIVE (5) INCHES; THENCE RUNNING WESTERLY AND PARALLEL WITH 63RD STREET ONE HUNDRED (100) FEET TO THE EASTERLY SIDE OF PARK AVENUE; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE SAID EASTERLY SIDE OF PARK AVENUE ONE HUNDRED (100) FEET AND FIVE (5) INCHES TO THE POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING, THE PREMISES KNOWN AS 583 PARK AVENUE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04798-01-3