S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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
prohibiting the transfer of liquor licenses to new owners
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 64 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 4-a to read as follows:
4-A. NO LICENSEE SHALL TRANSFER ANY INTEREST IN A LICENSE TO ANY NEW
OWNER OF SUCH LICENSEE'S ESTABLISHMENT, BAR OR CLUB. SUCH LICENSE SHALL
TERMINATE AT THE TIME OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY IS TRANSFERRED TO THE
NEW OWNER. SUCH NEW OWNER SHALL RECEIVE A FORTY-FIVE DAY TEMPORARY
LICENSE IN WHICH TIME SUCH PERSON SHALL APPLY FOR A PERMANENT LICENSE
PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.