senate Bill S29

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that in cities with a population over one million, required distances of bars from schools, places of worship and existing licensed premises be measured from the closest boundary lines

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S29 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง64, 64-a, 64-b, 64-c & 105, ABC L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3775C, A7364C

S29 - Summary

Relates to the siting of certain premises, located in cities with a population in excess of one million, licensed to sell liquor for consumption on the premises; provides that required distances from schools and places of worship and from existing licensed premises shall be measured from the closest boundary lines instead of from the center of the entrances of such premises.

S29 - Sponsor Memo

S29 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 5, 2011

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic  Devel-
  opment and Small Business

AN  ACT  to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to the
  siting of certain premises licensed to sell liquor for consumption  on
  the premises, which premises are located in cities with populations in
  excess of one million people


  Section 1. Paragraph (d-1) of subdivision 7 of section 64 of the alco-
holic beverage control law, as amended by chapter 463  of  the  laws  of
2009, is amended and a new paragraph (d-2) is added to read as follows:
  (d-1) Within the context of this subdivision, a building occupied as a
place  of worship does not cease to be "exclusively" occupied as a place
of worship by incidental uses that are not of a nature to  detract  from
the  predominant  character  of the building as a place of worship, such
uses which include, but which are not limited to: the conduct of legally
authorized games of bingo or other games of chance held as  a  means  of
raising  funds  for  the  not-for-profit  religious  organization  which
conducts services at the place of worship or  for  other  not-for-profit
organizations  or  groups; use of the building for fund-raising perform-
ances by or [benefitting] BENEFITING the not-for-profit religious organ-
ization which conducts services at the place of worship  or  other  not-
for-profit  organizations  or  groups;  the use of the building by other
religious organizations  or  groups  for  religious  services  or  other
purposes;  the conduct of social activities by or for the benefit of the
congregants; the use of the building for meetings held by  organizations
or  groups  providing  bereavement counseling to persons having suffered
the loss of a loved one, or providing advice or support  for  conditions
or  diseases  including, but not limited to, alcoholism, drug addiction,

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


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