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Senator Johnson’s Temporary Retail Permit Legislation Signed into Law

Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), scored a victory for small businesses on Long Island and across New York State when his legislation to enact a system to counteract the infamous liquor license backlog at the State Liquor Authority was signed into law.

The measure, (S.6231C), establishes a one-year pilot program to create a temporary retail permit system that will help businesses get up and running without being affected by the notoriously long wait.

While crafting this legislation, Senator Johnson heard horror stories from owners of gas stations, restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses who have been hurt by the inability to serve and sell alcohol while the SLA spent months processing their permit applications.