The State Senate today approved legislation cosponsored by Senator Betty Little that would create a temporary liquor retail permit system to address the sometimes lengthy and costly process of obtaining a liquor license.
“Some of the most frustrated people I have spoken with are those who have poured their life’s savings and untold hours of work into opening a restaurant only to see months and months go by waiting for their liquor license to be approved,” said Senator Little.
In 2008 and 2009, two restaurants that opened in the 45th State Senate District patrolled by Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) had to survive eight months before receiving the liquor licenses they so desperately needed to build their business.
Scott McLaughlin of Lucky Strike Lanes in Malone is pictured with Senator Betty Little following a meeting on Tuesday, March 20 in Albany. McLaughlin discussed issues affecting New York’s bowling businesses including a mandate that requires employers provide a summary of salary and benefits for each employee. The wage information is already provided to employees on their pay stubs. Senator Little voted to repeal the duplicative mandate in late February.<
Senator Betty Little is pictured with Kay Tomasi at the counter of Jacko’s Corner, an old-fashioned soda fountain located on the corner of Main Street and East Broadway in Salem, Washington County. Pictured behind the counter are operators Justin and Theresa Rushinski who worked with Kay to restore the soda fountain back to its former glory.
Scott McLaughlin of Lucky Strike Lanes is pictured in Albany with Senator Betty Little on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. McLaughlin was advocating on behalf of the New York State Bowling Proprietors Association and discussed issues including the proposed minimum wage increase, vendor fees for video lottery terminals and civil liability concerns.