1. The Laws of New York
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  3. Alcoholic Beverage Control
  4. Article 2: Liquor Authority


Section 15 Officers; employees; offices

Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)

Investigators employed by the authority shall be deemed to be peace officers for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this chapter or judgements or orders obtained for violation thereof, with all the powers set forth in section 2.20 of the criminal procedure law. The counsel, secretary, chief executive officer, assistant chief executive officers, confidential secretaries to commissioners and deputies shall be in the exempt class of the civil service. The other assistants, investigators and employees of the authority shall all be in the competitive class of the civil service. The authority shall continue to have its principal office in the city of Albany, and may maintain a branch office in the cities of New York and Buffalo and such other places as the chairman may deem necessary.

  * NB Effective until July 18, 2021

  * § 15. Officers; employees; offices. The authority shall have power to appoint any necessary deputies, counsels, assistants, investigators, and other employees within the limits provided by appropriation. Investigators so employed by the Authority shall be deemed to be peace officers for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of the alcoholic beverage control law or judgements or orders obtained for violation thereof, with all the powers set forth in section 2.20 of the criminal procedure law. The counsel, secretary, chief executive officer, assistant chief executive officers, confidential secretaries to commissioners and deputies shall be in the exempt class of the civil service. The other assistants, investigators and employees of the authority shall all be in the competitive class of the civil service. The authority shall continue to have its principal office in the city of Albany, and may maintain a branch office in the cities of New York and Buffalo and such other places as it may deem necessary.

  The authority shall establish appropriate procedures to insure that hearing officers are shielded from ex parte communications with alleged violators and their attorneys and from other employees of the authority and shall take such other steps as it shall deem necessary and proper to shield its judicial processes from unwarranted and inappropriate communications and attempts to influence.

  * NB Effective July 18, 2021