senate Bill S7312

Amended

Relates to sharing gross revenues at stadiums, arenas or other places of entertainment

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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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  • 09 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.977
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 7312A
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 7312B
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS

Summary

Authorizes the sharing of gross revenues for the sale of alcohol at stadiums, arenas or other places of entertainment with the owner or operator of the premises.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9684
Versions:
S7312
S7312A
S7312B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง111, ABC L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7312

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in
relation to sharing gross revenues at stadiums, arenas or other places
of entertainment

PURPOSE OF THE BILL: To allow greater flexibility in agreements
between concession operators and team owners in relation to the
sharing of gross revenues.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 Amends the alcohol beverage control law to make clear that
any person who holds a license to serve alcoholic beverages on premise
for a stadium of arena that has a capacity of 5,000 people or more may
share revenue with the owner or operator of the premises.

Section 2 Sets' forth the effective date

JUSTIFICATION: On a nationwide basis, most sport and entertainment
venues which are built on public land are controlled by an entity
other than the actual holder of the license to sell alcoholic
beverages at the facility. Under current New York law, the holder of
the liquor license is precluded from sharing proceeds from the sale of
alcoholic beverages with a person or entity not named on the license.
New York is one of only two states who maintain this prohibition and
it is long past time that this roadblock to building better business
to business relationships in the sports and entertainment sector was
eliminated.

The proposed bill deals only with "premises operating as a stadium,
arena or place of entertainment having a permanent seating capacity in
excess of five thousand persons." The bill is further limited to
facilities located "on real property owned by the State of New York or
a political subdivision thereof."

This proposal gives the authority the ability to issue licenses where
the holder of the license will be authorized to share gross revenues
from the sale of alcoholic beverages with the owner or operator of the
premises. This will make New York law consistent with nationwide
business practices for sport and entertainment venues.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate

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

                                  7312

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 shar-
  ing gross revenues at stadiums,  arenas  or  other  places  of  enter-
  tainment

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph  of  section  111  of  the  alcoholic
beverage  law  is  designated  subdivision  1 and a new subdivision 2 is
added to read as follows:
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OF THE  FOREGOING,  ANY  PERSON  TO  WHICH  THE
AUTHORITY  ISSUES  A  LICENSE,  PURSUANT  TO THIS CHAPTER OR CHAPTER ONE
HUNDRED EIGHTY OF THE LAWS OF NINETEEN  HUNDRED  THIRTY-THREE,  FOR  ANY
PREMISES  OPERATING AS A STADIUM, ARENA OR PLACE OF ENTERTAINMENT HAVING
A PERMANENT SEATING CAPACITY IN EXCESS  OF  FIVE  THOUSAND  PERSONS,  IS
EXPRESSLY  AUTHORIZED  TO  SHARE GROSS REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE SALE OF
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT SUCH STADIUM, ARENA  OR  PLACE  OF  ENTERTAINMENT
WITH  THE OWNER OR OPERATOR OF THE PREMISES, PROVIDED THAT SUCH STADIUM,
ARENA OR PLACE OF ENTERTAINMENT IS LOCATED ON REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE
STATE OF NEW YORK OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15108-01-4

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