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‘Brunch bill’ will allow alcohol sales earlier on Sundays

Updated June 14, 2016 7:44 PM By Michael Gormley  michael.gormley@newsday.com  Newsday   ALBANY — The “brunch bill” was served Tuesday in Albany and sports fans and others will soon be able to order alcohol at restaurants and bars before noon on Sundays. A deal struck between the governor and legislative leaders would slash much of the remaining 80-year-old…
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You’re going to be able to order a mimosa before noon on Sundays

By Tom Precious | News Albany Bureau | @TomPreciousALB on June 14, 2016 – 8:23 PM , updated June 14, 2016 at 11:19 PM Buffalo News   ALBANY – Happy hour just got a head start on Sundays. Lawmakers and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reached a deal Tuesday to allow sales of alcoholic beverages to start at least two hours earlier…
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Lawmakers Agree to Loosen Alcohol Laws

By ERICA ORDEN June 14, 2016 8:33 p.m. ET Wall Street Journal   ALBANY—With the legislative session set to end this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced agreements Tuesday on laws to overhaul state alcohol policies and combat heroin abuse. The agreement on alcohol, which still needs legislative approval, would allow restaurants to begin serving…
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Good news, city brunchers, you can get drunk even earlier now

http://nypost.com/2016/06/14/good-news-city-brunchers-you-can-get-drunk-even-earlier-now/
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With three days remaining, boozy Sunday brunch bill awaits action

By 8 a.m. this Sunday, restauranteurs and bar owners are hoping that their ability to legally sell Bloody Marys, mimosas and beers at that early hour are just a gubernatorial signature away. Legislation that would tweak New York’s arcane alcohol laws to allow restaurants and bars to begin serving booze at 8 a.m. on Sundays seems…
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BREAKING NEWS – Sunday Morning Sales Is Coming!!!!!

Agreement seems to be in place on an Alcohol Beverage Control Law reform bill that includes approval of Sunday morning alcohol sales. S8140 – A10728 introduced just before midnight last night will change the state law to allow ALL on-premises licensees to open as early as 10:00 am on Sunday morning WITHOUT A SPECIAL PERMIT…
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Support for the "Brunch Bill"

Lawmakers are considering changing the “blue laws” to allow alcohol to be served before noon on Sundays. It has been dubbed the “brunch bill” and right now the debate is over whether the new time should be 10 a.m. or eight a.m. But while the final details are up in the air, making changes to…
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Restaurants lobby NY lawmakers for ‘brunch bill’

http://news10.com/2016/06/13/restaurants-lobby-ny-lawmakers-for-brunch-bill/
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Attorneys see relaxing NYS 'blue law' as a lift for business

http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/blog/buffalo-law-journal/2016/06/attorneys-see-relaxing-nys-blue-law-as-a-lift-for.html
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Sale of alcohol on Sunday mornings has trouble clearing Albany hurdles

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/albany-politics/sale-of-alcohol-on-sunday-mornings-has-trouble-clearing-albany-hurdles-20160607
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Let's raise a glass to changing alcohol blue laws (editorial)

http://www.silive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/05/lets_raise_a_glass_to_changing.html
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ABC Reform & Sunday Morning Sales Advance But Huge Obstacles Remain

Our efforts to make changes to the antiquated Alcohol Beverage Control Law and the specific change to allow alcohol sales in restaurants and bars on Sunday mornings have progressed since last month’s report. Governor Cuomo has advanced his proposal to reform the ABC laws to the state legislature. The legislation includes all of the recommendations…
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