2018 ABC Law and ATAP Training Sessions Planned

The Association is once again conducting a statewide series of training sessions for owners, managers and servers in conjunction with the State Liquor Authority. Our ABC Law seminar focuses on the responsibilities of licensees in maintaining a premises that is in compliance with the Alcoholic Beverage Control law. This training covers the topics vital to keeping on-premises establishments compliant with the law. Our Alcohol Training Awareness Program (ATAP) addresses the duty of servers to prevent sales to those underage or visibly intoxicated. This training informs servers of their obligations under the law, provides them with the skills to prevent illegal sales and the tools to assist them in authenticating proof of age. The seminars we’ve scheduled so far are:

October 29                         Buffalo                        Hyatt Regency Hotel

October 30                        Canandaigua               NY Kitchen

November 5                      Melville                       Melville Marriott

November 6                      Nanuet                        Hilton Garden Inn

November 12                    Lake Placid                 Crowne Plaza Hotel

November 13                    Syracuse                      Genesee Grande Hotel


These seminars are free thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. The ABC Law sessions will be held from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (registration opens at 9:30 am) and the ATAP sessions will be held from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (registration opens at 1:15 pm).

All servers who participate in the ATAP session will receive a Certificate of Completion from the State Liquor Authority. The holder of a Certificate of Completion and their employer are eligible for the training incentive defense under the ABC Law. Licensees may be eligible to have the penalty imposed by the State Liquor Authority for an illegal sale capped at $1000 or reduced by 25% (depending on the circumstances) while servers can use the Certificate of Completion to avoid being penalized if prosecuted for serving an underage or intoxicated person.

More details on each of these sessions and registration information are available on our website, www.esrta.org, or you can contact the association office by email at [email protected] or by phone at 877.436.8121.