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PROPOSED RULEMAKING HELD OVER TO OCTOBER 11, 2016 FULL BOARD MEETING

  

Consideration of proposed changes to sections 65.4, 65.5, 65.11 and 97.1 of the SLA’s regulations, originally scheduled for the September 27, 2016 Full Board meeting, has been adjourned until the October 11, 2016 Full Board meeting.

  


  

GOVERNOR SIGNS LEGISLATION OVERHAULING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW, INCLUDING EXPANSION OF SUNDAY HOURS OF SALE

  

On September 7, 2016 Governor Cuomo signed into law changes to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. Effective immediately, on-premises licensees will be able to sell and serve alcoholic beverages starting at 10 AM on Sundays. Previously alcoholic beverages could not be served for on-premises consumption until Noon on Sundays. Other changes made by this legislation will go into effect in sixty days. Those changes include: a permit available outside of New Your City to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption starting at 8 AM on Sundays; the creation of an importer’s license; and the elimination of solicitor permits for craft manufacturers. For additional information about the new law, please contact the Authority’s Office of Counsel at legal@sla.ny.gov.

  

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SLA TO HOST INDUSTRY MEETING REGARDING PRICE POSTING ISSUES

  

As a follow-up to the meetings of the Chairman’s Working Group that reviewed and proposed improvements to the ABC Law, the Authority will be hosting a series of meetings to discuss issues of interest to various segments of the alcoholic beverage industry. The first such meeting, to be held on September 29, 2016 at 10 AM, will focus on matters related to the price posting of liquor and wine, such as limited availability, combination packages, etc. The meeting will be held at the Authority’s offices in New York City. In addition, anyone wishing to participate may do so via videoconference from the Authority’s offices in Albany and Buffalo. Anyone interested in attending should send an email to rsvp@sla.ny.gov to confirm his or her attendance. When responding, please be sure to identify the person(s) who will be attending and the location where the person(s) will attend.

  



  

SLA ANNOUNCES “ONE STOP” CONTACT FOR CRAFT BEVERAGE QUESTIONS

  

The SLA’s “one stop craft beverage shop” is up and operating. Craft manufacturers can submit questions about their license privileges and operations to craftbev@sla.ny.gov. Those interested in starting a craft manufacturing business are also encouraged to submit their questions pertaining to the ABC laws governing manufacturing licenses. Questions submitted to the “one stop shop” will be addressed by agency staff with knowledge of the relevant area of the inquiry.

  



  

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