senate Bill S7312B

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

download pdf

Sponsor

Co-Sponsors

Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
view actions

actions

  • 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.

do you support this bill?

Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9684B
Versions:
S7312
S7312A
S7312B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง111, ABC L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7312B

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 45,000 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 eighteen 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: Immediately.

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

                                 7312--B
    Cal. No. 977

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
  and  Government  Operations -- reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered to first and  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading -- again amended and ordered  reprinted,  retaining  its
  place in the order of third reading

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 control 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 FORTY-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.
                                                           LBD15108-04-4

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.