assembly Bill A8844

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of a catering establishment

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to economic development
Dec 18, 2019 referred to economic development

A8844 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3, ABC L

A8844 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the definition of a catering establishment and removes the requirement that such establishment be for not less than fifty persons at any one function, occasion or event.

A8844 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            December 18, 2019

Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Economic Development

AN  ACT  to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to the
  definition of a catering establishment


  Section  1.  Subdivision  7-a  of  section 3 of the alcoholic beverage
control law, as added by chapter 682 of the laws of 1935, is amended  to
read as follows:
  7-a. "Catering establishment" means and includes any premises owned or
operated  by  any  person, firm, association, partnership or corporation
who or which regularly and in a bona  fide  manner  furnishes  for  hire
therein  one  or  more ballrooms, reception rooms, dining rooms, banquet
halls, dancing halls or similar places of assemblage  for  a  particular
function, occasion or event and/or who or which furnishes provisions and
service for consumption or use at such function, occasion or event. Such
premises  must  have suitable and adequate facilities and accommodations
to provide food and service [for not less than fifty persons at any  one
function,  occasion or event] and shall in no event be deemed to include
any taxi dance hall or any other premises at  which  public  dances  are
regularly scheduled to be held daily, weekly or monthly and to which the
general public is invited.
  § 2. Severability. If any provision of this act, or any application of
any  provision of this act, is held to be invalid, that shall not affect
the validity or effectiveness of any other provision of this act, or  of
any  other  application of any provision of this act, which can be given
effect without that provision or  application;  and  to  that  end,  the
provisions and applications of this act are severable.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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