Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 2096 authorizes a licensed alcoholic beverage manufacturer to use items related to or incidental to the tasting of alcoholic beverages manufactured on the premises and to rent or lease …More
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House Bill 1540, legislation clarifying direct shipper laws as they relate to direct shipments of beer, has died in Senate committee.
Passing committee with amendments, A.B. 2281, the “Smart Container Act,” would require a 10-cent deposit on all plastic and glass bottles and aluminum cans (other than refillable containers) less than 24 oz. and a 20-cent …More
The New York State Liquor Authority’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Working Group has released its report on the reorganization of, and revisions to, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Passing the Senate, S.B. 1227 authorizes the operation of home beer makers centers, home cider makers centers and home wine makers centers under the jurisdiction of the state liquor authority and defines such centers as …More
Reported from committee, House Bill 444 allows certain permittees to provide up to four tasting samples (free of charge) of beer, wine, or spirituous liquor, in any 24-hour period of time. The bill also …More
Passing the Senate, House Bill 37, among other provisions, eliminates the maximum permitted alcohol content of beer (currently 12% alcohol by volume) and would authorize the Liquor Control Commission to adopt rules requiring the label …More
Signed by the Governor, S.B.1239 requires low-point beer and alcohol excise taxes to be paid electronically.
Passing the House in an amended version, Senate Joint Resolution 68 has been sent to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences. Among other provisions, SJR 68 would prohibit any common ownership …More
Passing both legislative chambers, House Bill 648 requires the electronic filing of alcoholic beverage tax returns.