Authorizes the SLA to issue company permits for certain vehicles over sixty-five thousand pounds.
Ayes (59): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Hassell-Thomps, Huntley
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to authorizing the state liquor authority to issue company permits for certain vehicles over sixty-five thousand pounds
PURPOSE: To expand the number of alcoholic beverage transportation permits to wholesalers and manufacturers.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section ninety-four of the alcohol beverage control law is amended by adding a new subdivision 2-b to provide for the issuance to licensed wholesalers and manufacturers company permits that allow vehicles over sixty-five thousand pounds hired or contracted by such licensee to transport alcoholic beverages with appropriate documentation as required listing delivery time and date of destination.
JUSTIFICATION: Current transportations permits issued under the Alcohol Beverage Control have limited the number of carriers to transport large quantities of alcoholic beverages from New York State breweries and manufacturers. These limitations have increased the cost of hauling to these breweries and manufacturers by limiting competition and disadvantage many local haulers that find obtaining a permit cost prohibitive. This legislation would provide licensed brewers and wholesalers the ability to provide a company permit to haulers with full truckloads. The use of company permits will provide lower hauling costs for state brewers and wholesalers making their products more competitive. Finally, company permits will provide environmental benefits by lowering the incidence of empty trucks leaving breweries and manufacturing sites saving fuel costs to these haulers and lowering carbon emissions in the state.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6341--A IN SENATE January 30, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sens. ROBACH, GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations -- 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 authorizing the state liquor authority to issue company permits for certain vehicles over sixty-five thousand pounds THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 94 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by adding a new subdivision 2-b to read as follows: 2-B. IN LIEU OF SUCH PERMITS, THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY MAY ISSUE A COMPANY PERMIT TO A LICENSED MANUFACTURER OR WHOLESALER FOR AN ANNUAL FEE OF SIXTY-FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS. SUCH COMPANY PERMIT SHALL COVER ANY AND ALL VEHICLES OVER SIXTY-FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS HIRED OR CONTRACTED FOR A TERM BY SUCH PERMITTEE. IN LIEU OF THE SIGN REQUIRED TO BE AFFIXED TO EACH VEHICLE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, THE HOLDER OF THE COMPANY PERMIT MAY HAVE IN THE CAB OF SUCH HIRED OR CONTRACTED VEHICLE A PHOTOSTATIC COPY, NOTING THE TIME AND DATE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DEPARTED THE COMPANY AND ITS INTENDED DELIVERY TIME AND DATE OF DESTINATION OF ITS COMPANY PERMIT ISSUED BY THE AUTHORITY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14181-02-2