senate Bill S7252

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Includes the Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary in the definition of "club," extending certain provisions to such groups

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10096 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Aug 01, 2012 signed chap.328
Jul 20, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1385
substituted for s7252
Jun 20, 2012 substituted by a10096
ordered to third reading cal.1385
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 02, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations

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S7252 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10096
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3, ABC L

S7252 - Bill Texts

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Includes the Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary in the definition of "club," extending certain provisions to such groups.

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BILL NUMBER:S7252

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to including
the Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary as a
club

PURPOSE:
To amend the definition of club members of veterans clubs to
allow membership in the Sons of American Legion and American Legion
Auxiliary with possession an identification card indicating
membership in the national organization to be accepted as membership
in any of its New York State chapters.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends subdivision 9 of section 3 of the Alcoholic Beverage
Control Law by expanding the definition of club members to allow a
person in possession of an identification card indicating membership
in the national organization with the Sons of American Legion or
American Legion Auxiliary to be accepted as membership in any of its
New York State Chapters.

Section 2: The act will take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
National veterans' organizations play an important
role in the communities in which they are located. Additionally,
these organizations provide camaraderie and moral support for men and
women who have bravely defended our country in times of war.

Under current law, if a member of the national Sons of American Legion
or American legion Auxiliary visits one of the organizations' New
York affiliated chapters, they may not buy a drink for veterans or
themselves unless they are a member of that particular club and have
their name and address on file with that club. This legislation would
allow members of the national organizations of the Sons of American
Legion or the American Legion Auxiliary to have the same privileges
as affiliated chapter members.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  7252

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Investigations  and
  Government Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  alcoholic  beverage control law, in relation to
  including the Sons of the American  Legion  and  the  American  Legion
  Auxiliary as a club

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 9  of  section  3  of  the  alcoholic  beverage
control  law,  as amended by chapter 575 of the laws of 2005, is amended
to read as follows:
  9. "Club" shall mean an organization of persons incorporated  pursuant
to  the  provisions of the not-for-profit corporation law or the benevo-
lent orders law, which is the owner, lessee or occupant  of  a  building
used  exclusively for club purposes, and which does not traffic in alco-
holic beverages for profit and is operated solely  for  a  recreational,
social, patriotic, political, benevolent or athletic purpose but not for
pecuniary  gain;  except that where such club is located in an office or
business building, or state armory, it may be licensed as such  provided
it  otherwise  qualifies as a "club" within the meaning of this subdivi-
sion. A "luncheon club" shall mean a club which is  open  only  on  week
days  during  the  hours between eleven o'clock in the morning and three
o'clock in the afternoon. A "member" of a club shall mean a  person  who
whether  a  charter  member or admitted in agreement with the by-laws of
the club, has become a bona fide member thereof, who  maintains  his  or
her  membership  by the payment of his or her annual dues in a bona fide
manner in accordance with the by-laws and  whose  name  and  address  is
entered  on the list of members; or in the case of a veterans club where
a person has in his or her possession an identification card  indicating
his  or her membership in the national veterans' organization with which
the club at which he or she is present is affiliated. For  the  purposes
of  this section a veterans club shall include but not be limited to the
Grand Army of the Republic, the United Spanish War Veterans, the  Veter-
ans of Foreign Wars, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Inc.,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15622-01-2

S. 7252                             2

the  Catholic  War  Veterans, Inc., the Italian American War Veterans of
the United States, Incorporated, the Polish Legion of American Veterans,
Inc., the Marine Corps League, the Military Order of the  Purple  Heart,
Inc., the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS, Amer-
ican  Veterans of World War II, Masonic War Veterans of the State of New
York, Inc., Veterans of World War I of  the  United  States  of  America
Department  of  New  York, Inc., China-Burma-India Veterans Association,
Inc., Polish-American Veterans of World War II, the Sons of Union Veter-
ans, Vietnam Veterans of America, [or] the  Eastern  Paralyzed  Veterans
Association,  THE  SONS  OF  THE AMERICAN LEGION, OR THE AMERICAN LEGION
AUXILIARY.  In the case of a chapter or lodge of a not-for-profit corpo-
ration or a benevolent order qualifying as an organization described  in
section  501(c)(8)  or  501(c)(10) of the United States internal revenue
code, a member of another chapter or lodge of such not-for-profit corpo-
ration or benevolent order who has in his or her possession an identifi-
cation card or other proof of membership shall be deemed to be a member.
A club and a luncheon club shall appoint an alcoholic  beverage  officer
from  among its members who shall be responsible for filing all applica-
tions and other documents required to be submitted to the authority. The
person appointed alcoholic beverage officer shall be subject to approval
by the authority.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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