Logo right

Sunday Morning Sales Law Six Months Old

The new law allowing all on-premises licensees to sell alcoholic beverages starting at 10:00 am on Sunday and providing a permit for on-premises licensees outside of New York City to open at 8:00 am on twelve occasions each year is now six months old. While many members have taken advantage of the expanded hours the…
Read More

2017 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. Our Alcohol Training Awareness Program (ATAP) addresses…
Read More

Does Last Drink Location Data Collection Make Sense? by Shawn May, Legal Counsel

When police stop someone suspected of driving while intoxicated there is usually a question and answer period, often followed by some field sobriety tests, and for some, a trip to the local police station. For those drivers who are intoxicated and are processed at the police station, another question is asked of them: “Where was…
Read More

And the Survey Says

And the Survey Says  –  We got an overwhelming response to our survey last month on liquor pricing practices. The results of the survey were not surprising, but being able to document what we already knew anecdotally will be helpful in building our case. Here are the key takeaways from the survey responses: Only a…
Read More

Campaign to Deal with Liquor Pricing Underway

As previewed in last month’s report, we’ve launched an effort to deal with liquor pricing. We’ve met with the State Liquor Authority to review our legislative proposals. The Authority does not take positions on bills pending before the legislature, except for the ones they advance, but they provided helpful technical comments. They also asked good…
Read More

Save the Date for Annual Golf Outing

We’ve scheduled our Annual Golf Outing for Monday, June 5th at Cronin’s Golf Course in Warrensburg, New York. This year’s outing is sure to be the best in many years. Planning is already underway to make sure we have plenty of beverages and prizes – now we just need attendees to take advantage of the…
Read More