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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…

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New SLA Commissioner Confirmed

The New York State Senate confirmed Lily M. Fan as a new Commissioner of the New York State Liquor Authority just prior to recessing their legislative session in June. Commissioner Fan joins Chairman Bradley and Commissioner Ford as Members of the State Liquor Authority filling all three seats on the Full Board for the first…

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Tip Credit Update

The State Department of Labor completed its final public hearing on eliminating the tip credit at the end of June. So what happens next? We wait…there is no timetable on the decision and no formal process to make a decision. Unlike an actual proposal to change a regulation which has a regimented process, this is…

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Fake News

Two recent news stories have caused a bit of a kerfuffle with business owners due to bad information being put forward, but in these cases the fault lies with the group pushing out the stories. One story floating around is that a bill passed by the legislature this year will raise the minimum age of…

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Statement from Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo & Senator Patrick Gallivan

“This piece of legislation only applies to tax exemptions on tastings from New York producers at their premises. This would in no way impact who can serve alcohol for on-premise retailers such as bars and restaurants. We have been working on providing tax relief to promote NY products over the last couple of years. During…

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