senate Bill S6324

Allows retail licensees for on-premises consumption to join in a cooperative agreement for the purchase of alcoholic beverages

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  • 14 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Summary

Allows two or more retail licensees for on-premises consumption to join in a cooperative agreement for the purchase of alcoholic beverages in larger quantity.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1370
Versions:
S6324
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง106-c, ABC L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A312, A312
2009-2010: A484, A484
2007-2008: A80, A80

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BILL NUMBER:S6324

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in
relation to allowing retail licensees for on-premises consumption to
join in a cooperative agreement for the purchase of alcoholic
beverages

PURPOSE: This legislation would establish a cooperative buying system
to enable groups of licensees to purchase alcoholic beverages.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill would add a new section 106-c to the
alcoholic beverage control law to provide the above measure.

JUSTIFICATION: The practice of groups of individuals or companies
joining together to make bulk purchases of goods is a well accepted
method for reducing business costs. Trade associations, purchasing
groups and many other organizations engage in this practice in order
to save money for their participants.

On-premises retail alcohol beverage licensees are currently prohibited
from benefiting from this practice to purchase alcoholic beverages
from suppliers, a restriction which is a remnant of a regulatory need
which has long passed. This increases operating costs and places small
business owners at considerable competitive disadvantage to larger,
corporate chains that can routinely afford to buy in bulk to keep
costs at a minimum.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012 A312 Referred to Economic Development
2009-2010 A484 Referred to Economic Development 2007-2008 A80 Referred
to Economic Development 2006-2006 A3626 Referred to Economic
Development 2003-2004 A207A referred to Economic Development

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred
eightieth 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6324

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the alcoholic  beverage  control  law,  in  relation  to
  allowing  retail  licensees  for  on-premises consumption to join in a
  cooperative agreement for the purchase 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 106-c to read as follows:
  S 106-C. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS BY LICENSEES TO  SELL  AT  RETAIL  FOR
CONSUMPTION  ON  THE  PREMISES.  ANY  TWO  OR  MORE RETAIL LICENSEES FOR
ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION MAY JOIN IN  A  COOPERATIVE  AGREEMENT  TO  MAKE
JOINT  PURCHASES  OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN LARGER QUANTITIES THAN MIGHT
OTHERWISE BE PURCHASED; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ALL ALCOHOLIC  BEVERAGES
PURCHASED  PURSUANT  TO  ANY SUCH AGREEMENT SHALL BE DISTRIBUTED TO NONE
OTHER THAN A LICENSEE WHO IS A PARTY TO SUCH AGREEMENT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made and completed  by  the  state  liquor
authority on or before such effective date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03750-01-3

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