senate Bill S6898

Requires applicants for all-night liquor licenses to notify local community boards of their intent to apply for such licenses

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  • 27 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1705
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 23 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Summary

Requires applicants for all-night liquor licenses to notify local community boards of their intent to apply for such licenses.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2593
Versions:
S6898
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง99, ABC L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6898

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in
relation to notification to community boards

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish a law that would require
the SLA to notify the local community board when any person licensed
to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises applies for a
special permit.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends section 99 of the alcoholic beverage
control law by adding a new subdivision to include notice of intent to
apply for a permit to the local community board.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, any person or business licensed to sell
alcoholic beverages for consumption may apply to the SLA for a special
permit to remain open on any week-day between the hours of 4 a.m. or
the closing hour, and 8 a.m. This often takes place during New Years
Eve and other holidays. The State Liquor Authority only requires that
the application of the intent to apply for this permit be sent to the
police precinct. Community Boards are left out of the process.

To ensure that the local community has input in these decisions, and
to ensure that the SLA make fair and educated decisions on proposed
permits, application notices should be sent to both the local police
department and local community board, particularly when the applicant
is in close proximity to residential areas. Community Boards have a
better sense of local neighborhood issues and the institutional
history of local businesses. Boards should be part of this process
since they are included when local businesses are applying for the
original licensure. The notification would provide an opportunity for
the community to comment on local issues while also maintaining its
quality of life.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013-2014 Assembly A02593 (Rozic) - Economic
Development

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall
apply to all applications under section 99 of the alcoholic beverage
control law made after such effective date.

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

                                  6898

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 27, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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
  notification to community boards

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 99 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR A PERMIT  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SECTION
MUST  BE  SENT  TO  THE LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT OR, IF THERE IS NO LOCAL
POLICE DEPARTMENT THEN TO THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, AND  SUCH  NOTICE
MUST ALSO BE SENT TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY BOARD.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all
applications under section 99 of the alcoholic beverage control law made
after such effective date.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05845-01-3

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