Proposal to Allow Purchases from Liquor Stores Advances

The State Senate included our proposal to allow restaurants, taverns and bars to purchase liquor & wine from liquor stores in the budget plan they released last week. The Senate’s…

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Campaign for ABC Reform Advances

Our work to change the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law to allow you to purchase liquor and wine from liquor stores, and the broader effort to modernize the ABC law is…

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Governor Hochul Announces New Law to Clarify Disclosure of Credit Card Surcharges Goes Into Effect Sunday, February 11

Governor Hochul Signed into Law in December 2023 for Greater Consumer Protections and More Transparency Business Transactions Imposing a Credit Card Surcharge Must Post Total Price of Transactions, Including Surcharge, Prior To…

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ABC Reform Coalition Launches

The Association joined with the Business Council, the NYS Latino Restaurant Bar + Lounge Association, and the NYS Restaurant Association to launch a coalition to advocate for changes to the…

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Association Sets Albany Lobby Day for February 13th

As you can see from this report, we’re dialed in on trying to bring resolution to the pricing issues with liquor wholesalers. The effort we started more than 5 years…

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State Court Voids SLA Split Case Rule

In a decision earlier this month, State Supreme Court Judge Roger McDonough determined that the Liquor Authority’s regulation of split case fees exceeded the authority they’ve been given by the…

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Minimum Wage Increases January 1st

The state’s minimum wage will increase at the start of the new year as part of a long term plan to increase the minimum wage. Under this plan the minimum…

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SLA Forms Committee to Address Licensing Backlog

In spite of new staff and technological upgrades, the State Liquor Authority’s backlog in processing new licenses and permits is about as bad as its been in memory. This not…

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State Insurance Fund Makes Required Training Available

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF), through their Risk Control Resource Center, offers New York State-specific Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. The course – available in English and Spanish –…

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