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TEMPORARY LICENSES ISSUED FOR RIVERS RESORT CASINO IN SCHENECTADY AND DEL LAGO RESORT & CASINO IN WATERLOO

  

The New York State Gaming Commission issued temporary licenses to Rivers Resort Casino in Schenectady, NY and del Lago Resort & Casino in Waterloo, NY that exclusively allow for the purchase of alcoholic beverages. Licensed wholesalers and manufacturers are reminded that, pursuant to Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law §1340(6), they may sell alcoholic beverages to the holder of a casino alcoholic beverage license (or any temporary license) issued by the Gaming Commission. Licensed wholesalers and manufacturers are also reminded that, pursuant to Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law §1340(4), all such sales are subject to the provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. For example, all sales of liquor and wine must be made in accordance with the price schedules filed by the licensed wholesaler or manufacturer.

  



  

DRAFT ADVISORY CONCERNING OUT OF CODE BEER RETURNS OR DISPOSAL FOR SEASONAL LICENSEES

  

A proposed draft advisory concerning seasonal retailers and returns of out of code beer and cider will be considered by the Members of the Authority at the November 22, 2016 Full Board meeting. Anyone wishing to submit comments to the Members of the Authority with respect to the proposed draft should do so by November 18, 2016 at 2 pm. Comments should be emailed to the Office of the Secretary to the Authority at Secretarys.Office@sla.ny.gov.


  


  

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 York 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 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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