Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to investigations and government operations
|Jun 10, 2023
committed to rules
|May 17, 2023
advanced to third reading
|May 16, 2023
2nd report cal.
|May 15, 2023
1st report cal.968
|May 03, 2023
referred to investigations and government operations
Senate Bill S6656
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S6656 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Investigations And Government Operations
- Law Section:
- Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §65-b, ABC L; amd §§1399-bb & 1399-cc, Pub Health L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: S1817, A5983
2023-S6656 (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.
2023-S6656 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6656 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill permits biometric age verification in order to purchase alco- holic beverages and tobacco products and creates an affirmative defense for the use of such system. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends § 65-b of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law to define "biometric identity verification device." Section 2 amends § 65-b of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law to author- ize the use of a "biometric identity verification device" by a licensee,
2023-S6656 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6656 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 3, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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 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 AND IS STORED IN A CENTRALIZED, HIGHLY SECURED, ENCRYPTED BIOMETRIC DATABASE. § 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. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05790-01-3 S. 6656 2
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