senate Bill S4534

Authorizes the state liquor authority to issue a retail license for on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages for certain premises

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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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  • 08 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.980
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A4834

Summary

Authorizes the state liquor authority to issue a retail license for on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages for certain premises located within 200 feet of a church.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4834
Versions:
S4534
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง64, ABC L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A4371, A4371
2009-2010: A3555A, A3555A
2007-2008: A5009, A5009

Votes

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aye with reservations
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4534

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in
relation to a license to sell liquor at retail for consumption on
certain premises

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would allow the Afrikan
Cultural and Caterers Center, Inc. (Afrika House) to obtain a liquor
license.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends the Alcoholic
Beverage Control Law, allowing issuance of a retail license for
on-premises consumption of alcohol for a premises within 200 feet of a
place of worship, provided that the purpose of such premises is for
the sale and consumption of food or beverage, and such premises is
within the boundaries of the borough of Brooklyn as directed therein.

JUSTIFICATION: While the Alcoholic Beverage Control. Law prohibits
the sale for or-premises consumption of alcohol at any location within
200 feat of a place of worship, exceptions have been made for certain
establishments that do not pose problems for the place of worship, or
the surrounding neighborhood. This bill would exempt the Afrikan
Cultural and Caterers Center, Inc. (Afrika House) in New York City
from this provision of law, allowing sale and consumption of alcohol
in the banquet halls.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012 A.4371 2009-2010 A.3555A
2006-2009 A.5009 2004-2005 A.4319

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  4534

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic  Devel-
  opment and Small Business

AN  ACT  to  amend  the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to a
  license 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 LOCATED WITHIN TWO HUNDRED FEET OF  A
BUILDING  OCCUPIED  EXCLUSIVELY AS A 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  COUNTY  OF  KINGS,  BOUNDED  AND
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
ALL  THAT  CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE LYING AND BEING
IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK,
BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT THE CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY SIDE
OF SYNDER AVENUE, WITH THE EASTERLY SIDE OF BEDFORD AVENUE;
THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF SYNDER AVENUE,  99  FEET  10
INCHES;
THENCE  SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH MEDFORD AVENUE, 80 FEET 11 1/6 INCHES TO
THE CENTER LINE OF UNION STREET, AS SHOWN ON THE BERGEN MAP;
THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF UNION STREET, AS AFORESAID,  99
FEET 10 INCHES TO THE EASTERLY SIDE OF BEDFORD AVENUE;
THENCE  NORTHERLY ALONG THE EASTERLY SIDE OF BEDFORD AVENUE, 81 FEET 1/8
INCHES TO THE POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00003-01-3

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