|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2014||committed to rules|
|May 19, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|May 14, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|May 13, 2014||1st report cal.680|
|Jan 23, 2014||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S6434
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6434 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§3, 65 & 65-b, ABC L
S6434 - Summary
Imposes the duty to buy and use an identification scanner upon alcoholic beverage licensee found to have given such a beverage to a person under 21.
S6434 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6434 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to penalties for the provision, by a licensee, of an alcoholic beverage to a person under the age of 21 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to incentivize for licensees that sell alcoholic beverages to the general public to purchase and utilize identification scanners to help curb the sale of alcohol to persons under the age of 21. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Alcoholic Beverage Control Law (ABC)section 3 to add a new subdivision (9-b) that moves the definition for a "scanner" that reads a driver's license to determine if such potential purchaser of alcoholic beverages is of legal age to purchase such beverages from ABC Law section 65- b which exclusively deals with underage drinking and has it apply to the Alcohol Beverage Control Law as a whole. Section 2: If a licensee that sells alcoholic beverages is determined to have sold alcohol to a person under the age of twenty-one, the State Liquor Authority may, alternatively, require a licensee to purchase a scanning device that can assist such license to ensure that
S6434 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6434 I N S E N A T E January 23, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to penalties for the provision, by a licensee, of an alcoholic beverage to a person under the age of 21 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9-b to read as follows: 9-B. "DEVICE CAPABLE OF DECIPHERING ANY ELECTRONICALLY READABLE FORMAT" OR "DEVICE" MEANS ANY COMMERCIAL DEVICE OR COMBINATION OF DEVICES USED AT A POINT OF SALE OR ENTRY THAT IS CAPABLE OF READING THE INFORMATION ENCODED ON THE MAGNETIC STRIP OR BAR CODE OF A DRIVERS' LICENSE OR NON-DRIVER IDENTIFICATION CARD ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES. S 2. Section 65 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows: 8. AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ANY OTHER PENALTY AUTHORIZED BY LAW, ANY LICENSEE FOUND TO HAVE VIOLATED THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION MAY BE ORDERED BY THE AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE A DEVICE CAPA- BLE OF DECIPHERING ANY ELECTRONICALLY READABLE FORMAT AND TO PROVIDE PROOF THAT SUCH DEVICE IS REGULARLY UTILIZED TO PERFORM TRANSACTION SCANS AT THE LICENSED PREMISES. SUCH PURCHASE AND PROOF OF REGULAR USE OF A DEVICE MAY BE CONSIDERED BY THE AUTHORITY, IN THE DISCRETION OF THE AUTHORITY, TO REDUCE OR MITIGATE OTHER CIVIL FINES IMPOSED UPON THE LICENSEES FOR FUTURE VIOLATIONS OF THIS SECTION. S 3. Subdivision 1 of section 65-b of the alcoholic beverage control law, as amended by chapter 519 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows: 1. As used in this section: (a) ["A device capable of deciphering any electronically readable format" or "device" shall mean any commercial device or combination of devices used at a point of sale or entry that is capable of reading the information encoded on the magnetic strip or EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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