senate Bill S6653

Relates to an exemption for a liquor license at 161 Grand Street

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  • 24 / Feb / 2014
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.963
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A8277

Summary

Relates to an exemption to the 200 foot rule for a liquor license at 161 Grand Street.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8277
Versions:
S6653
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §64, ABC L

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BILL NUMBER:S6653

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:

Exemption for a liquor license at 161 Grand Street.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Subdivision 7 of section 64 of the ABC Law is amended by adding a new
paragraph (e-6).

JUSTIFICATION:

The liquor license application at 161 Grand Street has received
approval from the community board and support from nearby residents.
The bar will be owned and operated by two long time community members
who have invested a tremendous amount of time and money to operate a
high-end craft cocktail establishment.

The State Liquor Authority denied the liquor license application
because they defined a local store-front church building located
within 200 feet of the establishment as being exclusively used as a
church despite the fact that the second and third floors of the
building are apartments which can at any time be rented out or used
for a function unrelated to the church.

Therefore Legislation is needed to remedy the impact of this decision
by allowing a liquor license to be granted.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  6653

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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-6)  to  read  as
follows:
  (E-6) 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  AS  A  CHURCH,  SYNAGOGUE OR OTHER PLACE OF WORSHIP,
PROVIDED SUCH PREMISES CONSTITUTE A PREMISES FOR THE  SALE  OF  FOOD  OR
BEVERAGES AT RETAIL FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES LOCATED WHOLLY WITH-
IN  THE  BOUNDARIES  OF  THE  COUNTY  OF KINGS, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
  BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF  GRAND  STREET,  DISTANT
THREE  HUNDRED  AND  NINETEEN  FEET  AND  THREE INCHES EASTERLY FROM THE
CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHERLY OF GRAND STREET  WITH
THE  EASTERLY  SIDE  OF  BERRY  (FORMERLY  THIRD) STREET, WHICH POINT OF
BEGINNING IS WHERE A LINE DRAWN ALONG THE EASTERLY WALL OF THE HOUSE NOW
OR FORMERLY OWNED BY ONE SCHAEFER INTERSECTS THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF GRAND
STREET; RUNNING THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE EASTERLY WALL  OF  THE  HOUSE
NOW  OR FORMERLY OWNED BY ONE SCHAEFER, SEVENTY ONE FEET AND SIX INCHES;
THENCE EASTERLY NEARLY PARALLEL WITH GRAND  STREET,  EIGHTEEN  FEET  AND
FIVE  INCHES;  THENCE  SOUTHERLY,  SEVENTY  FEET AND SEVEN INCHES TO THE
NORTHERLY SIDE OF GRAND STREET AT A POINT, SIXTEEN  FEET  EASTERLY  FROM
THE  POINT  OF  BEGINNING;  THENCE  WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF
GRAND STREET, SIXTEEN FEET.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11683-01-3

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