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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.