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 this time, numerous conversations with industry representatives and State agency officials occurred. I have been assured that the bill will not be sent to the Governor for consideration until the end of the year, when we will request a chapter amendment to address the 21-year-old age limit and any other unintended consequences.”