senate Bill S8560A

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the production and sale of mead and braggot; repealer

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 28, 2018 approval memo.24
signed chap.522
Dec 18, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.465
substituted for a11113
Jun 14, 2018 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1802
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 06, 2018 print number 8560a
Jun 06, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to investigations and government operations
May 10, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations

S8560 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11113
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §76-a sub 6 ¶¶(f) - (h), amd ABC L, generally

S8560 - Summary

Relates to the production and sale of mead and braggot.

S8560 - Sponsor Memo

S8560 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8560

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- 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  the
  production  and  sale  of  mead  and  braggot;  and  to repeal certain
  provisions of such law relating thereto

  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 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A. "BRAGGOT" SHALL MEAN A MALT  ALCOHOLIC  BEVERAGE  MADE  PRIMARILY
FROM:  HONEY;  WATER;  AND  MALT  AND/OR HOPS (I) WHICH MAY ALSO CONTAIN
FRUITS, SPICES, HERBS, GRAIN OR OTHER AGRICULTURAL  PRODUCTS;  AND  (II)
WITH  HONEY  REPRESENTING  AT  LEAST  FIFTY-ONE  PERCENT OF THE STARTING
FERMENTABLE SUGARS BY WEIGHT OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT. FOR  THE  PURPOSES
OF THIS CHAPTER, BRAGGOT SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS AND SOLD AS A BEER.
  §  2.  Section  3  of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 12-aaaa to read as follows:
  12-AAAA. "FARM MEADERY" MEANS AND  INCLUDES  ANY  PLACE  OR  PREMISES,
LOCATED  ON  A  FARM IN NEW YORK STATE, IN WHICH NEW YORK STATE LABELLED
MEAD OR NEW YORK STATE LABELLED  BRAGGOT  IS  MANUFACTURED,  STORED  AND
SOLD, OR ANY OTHER PLACE OR PREMISES IN NEW YORK STATE IN WHICH NEW YORK
STATE  LABELLED MEAD OR NEW YORK STATE LABELLED BRAGGOT IS MANUFACTURED,
STORED AND SOLD.
  § 3. Section 3 of the alcoholic beverage control  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 19-a to read as follows:
  19-A.  "MEAD"  SHALL  MEAN A WINE MADE PRIMARILY FROM HONEY AND WATER:
(I) WHICH MAY ALSO CONTAIN HOPS, FRUITS, SPICES, HERBS, GRAIN  OR  OTHER
AGRICULTURAL  PRODUCTS; AND (II) WITH HONEY REPRESENTING AT LEAST FIFTY-
ONE PERCENT OF THE STARTING FERMENTABLE SUGARS BY WEIGHT OF THE FINISHED
PRODUCT.  THE BRAND OR TRADE NAME LABEL OWNER OF SUCH ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
SHALL DESIGNATE WHETHER SUCH ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SHALL  BE  SOLD  AS  AND
TREATED  IN  THE SAME MANNER AS WINE OR MEAD FOR ALL PURPOSES UNDER THIS
CHAPTER.  PROVIDED, HOWEVER, ANY MEAD CONTAINING  MORE  THAN  EIGHT  AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S8560A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11113
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §76-a sub 6 ¶¶(f) - (h), amd ABC L, generally

S8560A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the production and sale of mead and braggot.

S8560A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8560A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8560--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,   ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to the
  production and control of mead; and to repeal  certain  provisions  of
  such law relating thereto

  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 3-c to read as follows:
  3-C.  "BRAGGOT"  SHALL  MEAN  A MALT ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE MADE PRIMARILY
FROM HONEY, WATER, AND MALT AND/OR HOPS; IT  MAY  ALSO  CONTAIN  FRUITS,
SPICES,  HERBS, GRAIN OR OTHER AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS. HONEY SHALL REPRE-
SENT AT LEAST FIFTY-ONE PERCENT OF THE STARTING  FERMENTABLE  SUGARS  BY
WEIGHT  OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS CHAPTER, BRAG-
GOT SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND SOLD AS A BEER.
  § 2. Subdivision 12-aa of section 3 of the alcoholic beverage  control
law,  as added by chapter 221 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
  12-aa. "Farm" means the land, buildings and equipment used to produce,
prepare and market crops, livestock and livestock products as a  commer-
cial  enterprise.    FOR  THE PURPOSES OF A FARM MEADERY, FARM MEANS THE
LAND, BUILDINGS AND EQUIPMENT USED  TO  PREPARE  AND  MARKET  HONEY  AND
APIARY PRODUCTS AS A COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE. A farm may consist of one or
more parcels of owned or rented land, which parcels may be contiguous or
noncontiguous to each other.
  §  3.  Section  3  of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 12-aaaa to read as follows:
  12-AAAA. "FARM MEADERY" MEANS AND  INCLUDES  ANY  PLACE  OR  PREMISES,
LOCATED  ON  A  FARM IN NEW YORK STATE, IN WHICH NEW YORK STATE LABELLED
MEAD OR NEW YORK STATE LABELLED  BRAGGOT  IS  MANUFACTURED,  STORED  AND
SOLD, OR ANY OTHER PLACE OR PREMISES IN NEW YORK STATE IN WHICH NEW YORK

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

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