senate Bill S2375

Provides a municipality or community board to express an opinion before a license is granted to a person to sell liquor at retail for off-premises consumption

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 19 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2375
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Commerce, Economic Development And Small Business
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S2375

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to
licenses to sell liquor at retail for consumption off the premises

PURPOSE :
The subject bill requires notice to a locality and allows a
municipality or community board to express an opinion for or against
the granting or renewal of a license to sell liquor at retail for
consumption off the premises.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
The legislation adds a new subdivision 2-a to Section 63 of the
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, to require notice to a locality and
allow a municipality or community board to express an opinion for or
against the granting or renewal of a license to sell liquor at retail
for consumption off the premises.

JUSTIFICATION :
Under current law. The State Liquor Authority is required to consider
several factors upon receipt of an application for a new or renew al
license to sell liquor for on-premises consumption. Among these
factors is the opinion of the municipality or community board which
has jurisdiction over the area where the retail establishment will be
located. However. the community has no input in the granting of
licenses for establishments that sell liquor for off-premise
consumption. With many communities seeing an increase in complaints
regarding the sale of beer and liquor to minors at grocery and liquor
stores it is equally as important for communities to have an opinion
in the granting of off-premise licenses. This bill will correct that
oversight.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
S.5440/A.114 of 2007-08; S.5053 of 2003-04

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.
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