senate Bill S1263

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to taxation of mead and mead products

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

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view actions (11)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 29, 2019 signed chap.198
Aug 23, 2019 delivered to governor
Mar 27, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.155
substituted for a3635
Jan 15, 2019 referred to economic development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 14, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.17
Jan 11, 2019 referred to rules

S1263 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§420 & 1115, Tax L; amd §61-a, ABC L

S1263 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes mead in various alcohol taxes and licenses.

S1263 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1263 (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  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen. METZGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the tax law and the alcoholic beverage control  law,  in
  relation to mead


  Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 420 of the tax law, as amended  by
chapter 29 of the laws of 1939, is amended to read as follows:
  6.  "Wines"  mean  and include wine (both still and sparkling and when
fortified by the addition of alcohol or spirits),  MEAD  AS  DEFINED  IN
containing one-half of one per centum or more of alcohol by  volume  and
all  other  beverages containing alcohol manufactured or produced by the
fermentation of the natural sugar contents of fruits or  other  agricul-
tural products containing sugar, provided the foregoing contain not more
than  twenty-four per centum of alcohol by volume, but shall not mean or
include cider containing three and two-tenths per centum,  or  less,  of
alcohol by volume.
  §  2.  Paragraph 33 of subdivision (a) of section 1115 of the tax law,
as amended by chapter 418 of the laws of 2017, is  amended  to  read  as
  (33)  Wine or wine product, beer or beer product, cider or cider prod-
uct, liquor or liquor product, MEAD OR MEAD PRODUCT, and the kegs, cans,
bottles, growlers, corks, caps, and labels used to package such alcohol-
ic product, furnished by the official agent of a  farm  winery,  winery,
brewery,  farm  brewery,  cider  producer, farm cidery, distillery, farm
distillery, MEAD PRODUCER, FARM MEADERY, wholesaler, or  importer  at  a
[wine,  beer, cider or liquor] tasting held in accordance with the alco-
holic beverage control law to a customer  or  prospective  customer  who
consumes such wine, beer, cider [or], liquor OR MEAD at such tasting.

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


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