senate Bill S2356

Provides villages with the local option to make unlawful the sale of alcoholic beverages within such villages

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  • 16 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.39
  • 11 / Feb / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / Feb / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
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  • 14 / Jan / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.20
  • 22 / Jan / 2014
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  • 23 / Jan / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Grants the electors of villages with the option to make unlawful the sale of alcoholic beverages within such villages if the petition therefor is approved at a general election.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2606
Versions:
S2356
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Add §141-a, amd §§140, 143 & 147, ABC L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3448A, A5495A
2009-2010: S304, A372
2007-2008: A1283

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2356

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in
relation to providing villages the local option to prohibit the sale
of alcoholic beverages

PURPOSE: Provides villages with the local option to make unlawful the
sale of alcoholic beverages within such villages.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The alcohol beverage control law is amended by
adding a new section 141-a. This bill amends section 140 of the
alcoholic beverage control law, as amended by chapter 810 of the laws
of 1981. It also amends section 143 and subdivision 1 of section 147
of the alcoholic beverage control law.

JUSTIFICATION: Cities and towns have the right to make decisions on
the sale of alcoholic beverages in their areas. These problems can
include crowds, noise pollution, and traffic congestion, which can
worsen during the summer months and can create serious effects on
surrounding areas. Many times these problems are associated with the
sale of alcohol. In villages, these problems are more obvious because
of the small size of the area. Villages, however, do not have the
authority to make changes regarding these problems. Villages do not
have the same authority regarding local decisions that cities and
towns have. This legislation would provide local option authority to
villages in the same manner it is now provided to towns and cities.
This legislation would help villages reduce crowds, noise pollution,
and traffic congestion they face during the summer.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.3448-A/A.5495-A 2009-10: S.304/A.372
2007-08: S.665/A.1283 2005-06: S.1366/A.2535 2003-04: S.718/A.1330
2001-02: S.1884/A.3278 1999-00: S.1616/A.2827 1997-98: S.6520/A.8967

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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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 2356                                                  A. 2606

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Investi-
  gations and Government Operations

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once  and  referred
  to the Committee on Economic Development

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  alcoholic  beverage control law, in relation to
  providing villages the local option to prohibit the sale of  alcoholic
  beverages

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The alcoholic beverage control law is amended by  adding  a
new section 141-a to read as follows:
  S 141-A. LOCAL  OPTION  FOR VILLAGES.  1. NOT LESS THAN SIXTY DAYS NOR
MORE THAN SEVENTY-FIVE DAYS BEFORE THE GENERAL ELECTION IN  ANY  VILLAGE
AT  WHICH  THE SUBMISSION OF THE QUESTIONS HEREINAFTER STATED IS AUTHOR-
IZED BY THIS ARTICLE, A PETITION SIGNED BY ELECTORS OF THE VILLAGE TO  A
NUMBER  AMOUNTING  TO  TWENTY-FIVE  PER  CENTUM OF THE VOTES CAST IN THE
VILLAGE FOR GOVERNOR AT THE THEN LAST PRECEDING GUBERNATORIAL  ELECTION,
REQUESTING  THE  SUBMISSION  AT  SUCH  ELECTION  TO  THE ELECTORS OF THE
VILLAGE OF THE QUESTIONS CONTAINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED  FORTY-ONE  OF
THIS ARTICLE, SUBSTITUTING HOWEVER THE WORD "VILLAGE" FOR "TOWN," MAY BE
FILED WITH THE VILLAGE CLERK.
  (A) OPPOSITE AND ON THE RIGHT OF THE NAME OF EACH ELECTOR SIGNING SUCH
PETITION  SHALL  BE WRITTEN HIS OR HER RESIDENCE ADDRESS BY HOUSE NUMBER
AND STREET NAME, IF ANY, AND OTHERWISE BY  AN  APPROPRIATE  DESIGNATION,
AND  THE  DATE  OF  HIS  OR  HER  SIGNING.  EACH SIGNATURE SHALL BE MADE
PERSONALLY BY THE ONE WHOSE NAME IS SIGNED AND NOT BY ANOTHER. NO SIGNA-
TURE SHALL BE VALID OR COUNTED AS TO WHICH ANY OF SUCH  REQUIREMENTS  IS
NOT COMPLIED WITH, NOR AS TO WHICH THE DATE OF SIGNING IS MORE THAN FOUR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06140-01-3

S. 2356                             2                            A. 2606

MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DAY OF THE ELECTION. NO SIGNATURE SHALL BE WITHDRAWN
AFTER THE PETITION IS FILED.
  (B)  AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH SHEET OF THE PETITION SHALL BE A STATEMENT,
SIGNED BY A DULY QUALIFIED ELECTOR OF THE VILLAGE, WITH HIS OR HER RESI-
DENCE ADDRESS, STATING THAT EVERY SIGNATURE ON THAT SHEET OF  THE  PETI-
TION  IS GENUINE AND THAT TO THE BEST OF HIS OR HER KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF
EVERY PERSON SO SIGNING WAS AT THE TIME THEREOF A QUALIFIED  ELECTOR  OF
SUCH  VILLAGE,  THAT  THEIR  RESPECTIVE  RESIDENCES ARE CORRECTLY STATED
THEREIN AND THAT EACH SIGNER SIGNED THE SAME ON THE  DATE  SET  OPPOSITE
HIS  OR  HER  NAME.  SUCH  STATEMENT SHALL BE SWORN TO BEFORE AN OFFICER
AUTHORIZED TO ADMINISTER OATHS WITHIN SUCH VILLAGE.
  (C) THE SAME PETITION MAY BE EITHER IN ONE DOCUMENT  OR  PREPARED  AND
SIGNED  IN  TWO  OR  MORE DOCUMENTS. SUCH DOCUMENTS SHALL CONSTITUTE ONE
PETITION AND BE FILED AS A WHOLE.
  (D) THE PETITION SHALL ALSO APPOINT A COMMITTEE UPON WHOM  OR  ANY  OF
ITS  MEMBERS  A SUMMONS, ORDER OR NOTICE MAY BE SERVED IN ANY PROCEEDING
RESPECTING THE VALIDITY OF THE PETITION OR OF AN ELECTION HELD  PURSUANT
THERETO,  AND  SHALL  ALSO DESIGNATE THE CHAIRMAN OF SUCH COMMITTEE. THE
RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE SHALL BE STATED.  SUCH
COMMITTEE MAY FILL A VACANCY IN ITS CHAIRMANSHIP OR IN  ITS  MEMBERSHIP,
AND  NOTICE  OF ANY SUCH CHANGE SHALL PROMPTLY BE FILED WITH THE OFFICER
WITH WHOM THE PETITION IS REQUIRED TO BE FILED; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,  THAT
FAILURE  TO  FILE  SUCH NOTICE SHALL NOT INVALIDATE ANY PROCEEDING UNDER
THIS CHAPTER.
  (E) UPON THE DUE FILING OF SUCH A PETITION, COMPLYING WITH THE FOREGO-
ING PROVISIONS, SUCH QUESTIONS SHALL BE SUBMITTED IN  ACCORDANCE  THERE-
WITH.  IF  THE PETITION BE FILED WITH THE VILLAGE CLERK, HE OR SHE SHALL
WITHIN FIVE DAYS FROM THE FILING THEREOF, PREPARE AND FILE IN THE OFFICE
OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF THE COUNTY, AS DEFINED BY THE ELECTION LAW,
A CERTIFIED COPY THEREOF.
  2. THE METHOD AND MANNER OF SUBMISSION, PREPARATION AND  PROVISION  OF
BALLOT  LABELS, BALLOTING BY VOTING MACHINE AND CONDUCTING THE ELECTION,
CANVASSING THE RESULT AND MAKING AND FILING THE RETURNS  AND  ALL  OTHER
PROCEDURES  WITH REFERENCE TO THE SUBMISSION OF AND ACTION UPON ANY SUCH
QUESTION SHALL BE THE SAME AS IN THE CASE OF ANY OTHER PROPOSITION TO BE
SUBMITTED TO THE ELECTORS OF A VILLAGE AT A GENERAL ELECTION AS PROVIDED
BY LAW.
  3. IF A MAJORITY OF THE VOTES CAST SHALL BE IN THE NEGATIVE ON ANY  OR
ALL  OF  THE QUESTIONS, NO PERSON SHALL, AFTER SUCH ELECTION, SELL ALCO-
HOLIC BEVERAGES IN  SUCH  VILLAGE  CONTRARY  TO  SUCH  VOTE  OR  TO  THE
PROVISIONS  OF  THIS CHAPTER; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE RESULT OF SUCH
VOTE SHALL NOT SHORTEN THE TERM FOR WHICH  ANY  LICENSE  MAY  HAVE  BEEN
LAWFULLY  ISSUED UNDER THIS CHAPTER OR AFFECT THE RIGHTS OF THE LICENSEE
THEREUNDER; AND NO PERSON SHALL AFTER SUCH VOTE APPLY FOR OR  RECEIVE  A
LICENSE  TO  SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT RETAIL IN SUCH VILLAGE CONTRARY
TO SUCH VOTE, UNTIL, BY REFERENDUM AS  HEREINAFTER  PROVIDED  FOR,  SUCH
SALE SHALL AGAIN BECOME LAWFUL.
  S  2. Section 140 of the alcoholic beverage control law, as amended by
chapter 810 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
  S 140. Applicability of chapter before local option.  Until such  time
as  it  shall  become  unlawful to sell alcoholic beverages in any town,
VILLAGE or city by the vote of the voters in such town, VILLAGE or  city
in  the  manner  provided in this article, all of the provisions of this
chapter shall apply throughout the entire state. This article shall  not
apply  to  the  Whiteface  mountain  ski  center, owned by the state and
located in the town of Wilmington, county of Essex.

S. 2356                             3                            A. 2606

  S 3. Section 143 of the alcoholic beverage control law is  amended  to
read as follows:
  S 143. Filing  certificate  of result with liquor authority.  Whenever
at an election a vote shall be  taken  on  the  local  option  questions
pursuant  to  [sections]  SECTION  one  hundred  forty-one,  ONE HUNDRED
FORTY-ONE-A or one hundred  forty-two  OF  THIS  ARTICLE  in  any  town,
VILLAGE  or  city,  the officer or board charged by law with the duty of
filing a statement of the result and  certificate  of  determination  of
such election shall file a duplicate thereof with the liquor authority.
  S  4.  Subdivision  1 of section 147 of the alcoholic beverage control
law, as amended by chapter 319 of the laws of 2007, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  1.  In any town, VILLAGE or city in which a vote shall be taken on any
one or more of the local option questions provided for in this  article,
no  further  vote shall be submitted upon any local option question that
was presented to the voters before the second general election thereaft-
er.
  S 5. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

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