PROPOSED REVISED ADVISORIES FOR LIMITED AVAILABILITY/CLOSEOUTS, AS WELL AS IMPROPER MARKETING OF WINES BEARING THE SAME BRAND, TRADE NAME AND VINTAGE, AS WELL AS BRAND LABEL REGISTRATION, TO BE CONSIDERED AT MARCH 1, 2016 FULL BOARD MEETING
The Members of the Authority are scheduled to consider proposed revisions to the Limited Availability/Closeouts advisory which would replace current Advisory #2014-5, as well as the Improper Marketing of Wines Bearing the Same Brand, Trade Name and Vintage Advisory, which would replace current Advisory #2013-3 as well as the Brand Label Registration advisory which would replace current Advisory #2014-7, at the March 1, 2016 Full Board Meeting. Written comments, if any, must be e-mailed no later than close of business on Friday, February 26, 2016, to both: Senior Attorney Paul Karamanol, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Acting Secretary Jacqueline Held, email@example.com.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL (“ABC”) E-COMMERCE TASK FORCE
On Monday, February 29, 2016 at 10:00 am, SLA Chairman Vincent Bradley will host the inaugural meeting of the E-Commerce Task Force. The objective of the Task Force is to gather industry input to create a clear legal framework for third party providers who connect retailers to consumers for internet sales of alcoholic beverages. Third party providers present a tremendous opportunity for New York retailers, suppliers and craft beverage producers to grow sales, revenue and market share. Additionally, third party providers help consumers find unique products and shop with ease from digital devices. Following the inaugural meeting, the Task Force will hold several conference calls and meetings to create draft legislation on third party providers.
The inaugural meeting will take place in the Full Board room at the Authority’s offices in New York City. Seating for this event is limited. Industry members are encouraged to attend the inaugural meeting and provide the Task Force with relevant comments. Members of the public who would like to attend, either in New York City or by videoconference at the Authority’s offices in Albany and Buffalo, should e-mail RSVP@sla.ny.gov no later than February 24, 2016 to reserve a seat.
INDUSTRY WORKING GROUP TO REVISE THE ABC LAW
Please note: Date and time of next meeting changed to March 2, 2016 at 10:00am.
On Thursday, January 7, 2016, SLA Chairman Vincent Bradley hosted the third meeting of the working group tasked with making recommendations on revisions to New York State’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. The recorded webcast from the November 12th, December 8th, and January 7th meetings can be viewed by going to SLA's Live and Archived Media page on the website http://www.sla.ny.gov/live-and-archived-media.
The next meeting of Chairman Bradley’s working group to consider revisions to the ABC Law will be held on March 2, 2016 at 10:00 am. The meeting will take place in the Full Board room at the Authority’s offices in New York City. Seating for this event is limited. Members of the public who would like to attend, either in New York City or by videoconference at the Authority’s offices in Albany and Buffalo, should e-mail RSVP@sla.ny.gov no later than February 26, 2016 to reserve a seat.
FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ADVISORY ON PURCHASE AND SALE OF PRIVATE COLLECTION WINE AND SPIRITS POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 26, 2016 FULL BOARD MEETING
The SLA has received a substantial number of comments regarding the proposed draft advisory on Private Collection Wines and Spirits. As a result, the discussion of the draft advisory by the Members of the Authority, originally scheduled for the January 19, 2016 Full Board meeting, has been rescheduled to the April 26, 2016 Full Board meeting. The additional time will allow the SLA to further examine the proposal in light of the comments that have been received and, in addition, will provide more time for the industry and other interested parties to submit additional comments and concerns. Written comments must be forwarded on or before April 21, 2016 to: Secretary’s Office, State Liquor Authority, 80 South Swan Street, Suite 900, Albany, NY 12210, or via electronic mail to Secretarys.Office@sla.ny.gov.
The SLA is committed to working with all three tiers of the industry to develop guidance that will address concerns with possible abuses of the private collection laws, such as fake and grey market wine and spirits and businesses distributing alcoholic beverages without a license, while ensuring that legitimate private collectors can continue to sell their rare and hard to find wines and spirits to restaurants and other retailers throughout New York.
Link to Advisory
NOTICE: APPLICATION REVISIONS - SEPTEMBER 16th 2015
The Authority has revised the Liquor Store and Wine Store application. The Authority will no longer accept old versions of the application effective October 15, 2015.
Click on the following link to access additional information regarding the new application form.
Link to Notice
- Application Revisions - September 16th 2015
- 2013 Notice Regarding New Applications
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