senate Bill S6764

Amended

Relates to pro rata license fees for seasonal bars

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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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  • 07 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.973
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6764A
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Summary

Relates to pro rata license fees for seasonal bars.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8726
Versions:
S6764
S6764A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง132, ABC L

Votes

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Aye
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Nay
1
aye with reservations
0
absent
0
excused
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abstained
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6764

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in
relation to lowering the alcohol license fees for seasonally operated
bars

PURPOSE:

To establish pro rata license fees, based on the number of months in
operation, that owners of seasonal bars pay for licensure.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law by adding a new
section, Section 132, that allows owners that operate a seasonal bar
to pay a prorated amount of the fee, based on the number of months in
operation.

Section 2 authorizes the State Liquor Authority to promulgate any
rules or regulations with regard to this act.

Section 3 makes the act effective on the ninetieth day after it
becomes law.

JUSTIFICATION:

This legislation was drafted on behalf of a constituent who operates
his indoor bar year-round but also operates an outdoor tiki bar at the
same establishment, which is open for about half the year during warm
weather months.

The New York State Liquor Authority requires a license for each bar.
Even though the outdoor bar is strictly seasonal, the Authority
mandates that the fee for this additional bar be equivalent to the
amount of the annual license fee paid by the licensee. Currently it is
$1800 for a two-year license.

There is no objection to needing, two separate licenses in this
situation, but there are reservations about paying full price for a
license that is only used part of the time. The Governor has
repeatedly stated "New York is Open for Business" but this State
requirement is certainly hurting my constituent as well as many other
already struggling small business owners. This legislation will allow
a prorated fee for the license, based on the number of months in
operation. This will be financially palatable to seasonal bar
operators.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

This bill would save many seasonally operated bars much needed money.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


Ninety days after it becomes law.

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

                                  6764

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 7, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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
  lowering the alcohol license fees for seasonally operated bars

  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 132 to read as follows:
  S 132. REDUCED FEES FOR SEASONAL BAR LICENSURE. OWNERS THAT OPERATE  A
SEASONAL BAR SHALL PAY A PRORATED AMOUNT OF THE FEE, BASED ON THE NUMBER
OF MONTHS IN OPERATION.
  S  2. The state liquor authority shall be authorized to promulgate any
rules or regulations with regard to this act.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11725-01-3

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