Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to economic development
|Mar 04, 2021||
referred to economic development
Assembly Bill A5983
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-A5983 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-A5983 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to the use of biometric identity verification devices for the purchase of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products; authorizes a licensee, its agent or employee to determine a person's age when purchasing alcoholic beverages or tobacco products by use of a biometric identity verification device; establishes where the use of the device indicates that the person is under the age of twenty-one, the attempted purchase of the alcoholic beverage shall be denied.
2021-A5983 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5983 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y March 4, 2021 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Economic Development AN ACT to amend the alcoholic beverage control law and the public health law, in relation to the use of biometric identity verification devices for the purchase of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 65-b of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows: (D) "BIOMETRIC IDENTITY VERIFICATION DEVICE" MEANS A COMMERCIAL DEVICE THAT INSTANTLY VERIFIES THE IDENTITY AND AGE OF A PERSON BY AN ELECTRON- IC SCAN OF A BIOMETRIC OF SUCH PERSON, VIA A FINGERPRINT, IRIS IMAGE, FACIAL IMAGE, OR OTHER BIOMETRIC, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF, WHICH IS REFERENCED AGAINST ANY RECORD DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, WHERE (I) THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE RECORD WAS PREVI- OUSLY VERIFIED BY AN ELECTRONIC AUTHENTICATION PROCESS, (II) THE IDENTI- TY OF THE RECORD HOLDER WAS PREVIOUSLY VERIFIED THROUGH A COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE KNOWLEDGE BASED ELECTRONIC AUTHENTICATION PROCESS AND (III) THE AUTHENTICATED RECORD WAS SECURELY LINKED TO BIOMETRICS CONTEMPORANE- OUSLY COLLECTED FROM THE VERIFIED RECORD HOLDER. § 2. Subdivision 2 of section 65-b of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows: (D) IN LIEU OF OR IN ADDITION TO ACCEPTING WRITTEN EVIDENCE OF AGE AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, A LICENSEE, ITS AGENT OR EMPLOYEE MAY DETERMINE A PERSON'S AGE BY USE OF A BIOMETRIC IDENTITY VERIFICATION DEVICE. IN ANY INSTANCE WHERE THE USE OF THE DEVICE INDI- CATES THAT THE PERSON IS UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE YEARS, THE ATTEMPTED PURCHASE OF THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SHALL BE DENIED. § 3. Subdivision 7 of section 65-b of the alcoholic beverage control law, as added by chapter 519 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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