Issues: Alcohol

WESTCHESTER OFFICIALS UNVEIL ALARMING TREND OF ENERGY ALCOHOLIC DRINK ILLEGALLY BEING SOLD TO TEENS

Call for NYS Liquor Authority to investigate harsher penalities for local retailers

 WESTCHESTER, NY – Deputy Majority Leader and State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined Tuckahoe Mayor John Fitzpatrick, Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin, Tuckahoe Police Chief John Costanzo, Bronxville Police Chief Christopher Satriale and James Genova, Project Director of Eastchester Communities that Care Thursday to unveil the most recent results of an ongoing undercover investigation and crackdown into the illegal sale of alcoholic caffeinated beverages such as FOUR LOKO and JOOSE  to area teens. The lawmakers also called on the SLA to investigate alcoholic beverages being marketed and sold to underage drinkers in New York State.

August 26, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Stands with Women's Advocacy Groups to Urge Governor Paterson to Enact New Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors

While violent crime overall has declined in recent years, violence against loved ones is on the rise.  In 2008, intimate partner homicides increased 25% statewide and 45% in counties outside New York City.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), joined by representatives from the Pace Women’s Justice Center, My Sisters’ Place, Hope’s Door and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, today called on Governor Paterson to sign into law sweeping legislation to strengthen the rights and protections of domestic violence survivors and increase the criminal penalties for domestic abuse.

August 10, 2010
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Padavan Introduces Legislation To Cap Alcohol Content In Liquor And Spirits Sold In NYS

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he has introduced legislation (S.8363) aimed at providing an alcohol content cap on all spirits and liquor sold in New York.  Padavan’s action comes following the recent introduction of 192 proof liquor to the New York market.  192 liquor equates to roughly 96 percent alcohol per volume.

June 30, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 17, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Communities From Pollution And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today to cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of sulfur in our current heating practices. Additionally, the Senate stood by survivors of domestic violence by increasing the time they have in shelters as they seek permanent refuge from their attackers.

Reducing Sulfur to Promote Environmentally Friendly Heating

June 17, 2010
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UNDERAGE DRINKERS BEWARE

Klein, SLA and Local Merchants Announce Summer Crackdown on Illegal Drinking in the Bronx

 

June 12, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up Week Of April 26, 2010

Legislation passed by the New York State Senate Democratic Majority this week included long overdue protections for renters living with HIV/AIDS, new economic opportunities through changes in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, and changes to DEC’s management of migratory bird hunting seasons.

Providing Protections for Individuals with HIV/AIDS

April 29, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up Week Of April 26, 2010

Legislation passed by the New York State Senate Democratic Majority this week included long overdue protections for renters living with HIV/AIDS, new economic opportunities through changes in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, and changes to DEC’s management of migratory bird hunting seasons.

April 29, 2010
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Sen. Foley, Small Businesses Rally to Protect Jobs, Oppose Wine Sale in Grocery Stores

On Saturday, March 6, 2010, State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by small business owners and activists in rallying against the governor’s proposal to sell wine in grocery stores. The measure, which is proposed as part of the governor’s budget, will costs thousands of jobs at small wine and liquor stores across the state and increase access to alcohol for underage drinkers.

March 8, 2010
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Sen. Schneiderman and Assm. Espaillat Crack Down on "Nutcracker"

Northern Manhattan Leaders Join Forces To Support Schneiderman-Espaillat Bill That Increases Penalties For Selling Illegal Drinks To Teens

January 10, 2010
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Senator Alesi Helps to Pass Leandra's Law

As one of the strongest advocates of discouraging drunk driving, Senator Alesi helped to pass Leandra's Law, which creates a new crime of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a child as a passenger.  Senator Alesi was the sponsor of  New York State’s toughest repeat offender DWI laws.   

December 21, 2009
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NYS Senator Diane Savino speaks about Leandra's Law

This November, the State Senate passed Leandra's Law, named after 11 year old Leandra Rosado, who was killed by a drunk driver. The bill is meant to protectchildren and to hopefully prevent future tragedies.

December 11, 2009
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Governor Signs "Leandra's Law" Strengthening Penalties on Drunk Drivers Carrying Child Passengers

 

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that legislation she co-sponsored, making it a felony to drive intoxicated with a child in the car, has been signed into law.

December 4, 2009
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Senator Marcellino addresses New York's New Tough DWI Law

Senator Marcellino addresses New York's New Tough DWI Law

November 18, 2009
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Disruptive Nightclub Officially Loses Liquor License

DÉJÀ VU LOSES LIQUOR LICENSE

Long Battle Over As Déjà Vu Agrees to Withdraw Court Challenge

NEW YORK- After months of fighting the troubling Bronx establishment known as Déjà Vu Bar and Grill, State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced today that the bar will permanently lose its liquor license.

November 10, 2009
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Disruptive Nightclub Loses Liquor License

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 7, 2009

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DISRUPTIVE NIGHTCLUB LOSES LIQUOR LICENSE

Kleins Wins Fight to Cancel Liquor License for Café Dardania Inc.

October 16, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE FIGHTS TO KEEP DRUNK DRIVERS OFF OUR STREETS -

Legislation Mandates Interlock Ignition Devices for DWI Offenders Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he cosponsored to create a mandatory ignition interlock program for all persons convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) has passed the Senate. The measure would improve the current law by mandating a program that allows counties throughout the state to operate an ignition interlock program. “It seems the media is reporting horror stories about someone being killed or injured by a drunk driver on a daily basis,” said Senator LaValle.

September 16, 2009
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Report of the Senate Finance Committee on the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

August 31, 2009
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SENATORS INTRODUCE “WINE INDUSTRY & LIQUOR STORE REVITALIZATION ACT”

Comprehensive Economic Development Plan Will Benefit Wineries, Allow Sales in Grocery Stores & Enact Major Blue Law Reforms (Albany, NY) In a move that will provide much-needed economic development to struggling wineries, grape growers, and small businesses, a comprehensive proposal has been introduced in the New York State Senate that will allow for the sale of wine in supermarkets and grocery stores and also enact vital reforms to the state’s “Blue Laws” to benefit liquor store owners. 

July 28, 2009
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