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S01860 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2015
        Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic  Devel-
          opment and Small Business
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  alcoholic  beverage control law, in relation to
          permits for brewers, manufacturers  and  importers  of  beer  or  malt
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 51 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended
     2  by adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
     3    10. (a) A brewer or manufacturer as defined in section three  of  this
     4  chapter,  or  an  importer  having a basic permit as required by section
     5  1.20 of title 27 of the code of federal regulations, may obtain a permit
     6  to serve small samples of beer or malt beverages it produces or  imports
     7  at outdoor or indoor gatherings, functions, occasions or events.
     8    (b)  The  fee  for  such  permit  shall be twenty dollars and shall be
     9  issued by the authority and dated for its period of use, which shall not
    10  exceed three days.
    11    (c) Tastings at such outdoor or indoor  gatherings,  functions,  occa-
    12  sions  or  events  shall  be conducted only within the hours fixed by or
    13  pursuant to subdivision five of section one hundred six of this chapter,
    14  during which alcoholic beverages may be lawfully  sold  or  served  upon
    15  premises  licensed to sell alcoholic beverages at retail for consumption
    16  in the community in which the premises in which such outdoor  or  indoor
    17  gathering, function, occasion or event is held.
    18    (d)  Each  serving  at  tastings shall be served only by the brewer or
    19  manufacturer or importer or its employee and shall be limited  to  three
    20  ounces  or less of a brand of beer or malt beverage produced or imported
    21  by the brewer or manufacturer or importer and no consumer of  legal  age
    22  shall be provided or given more than two servings of such brands offered
    23  for tasting.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    (e)  The  brewer  or manufacturer or importer shall be responsible for
     2  ensuring that such samples are only served to individuals legally eligi-
     3  ble to consume alcoholic beverages in this state.
     4    (f)  The  authority  may  issue  permits  to  more  than one brewer or
     5  manufacturer or importer for the same outdoor or indoor gathering, func-
     6  tion, occasion or event.
     7    (g) Such permit shall include the  privilege  to  sell  beer  or  malt
     8  beverages produced by the brewer or manufacturer or sold by the importer
     9  at  such  outdoor  or  indoor gathering, function, occasion or event, in
    10  sealed containers for off-premises consumption.
    11    (h) Any liability stemming from a right of action resulting  from  the
    12  sampling  or  sale of beer or other malt beverages as authorized by this
    13  subdivision, and in accordance with the provisions  of  sections  11-100
    14  and 11-101 of the general obligations law, shall accrue to the brewer or
    15  manufacturer or importer.
    16    (i)  The authority is authorized and directed to provide such forms to
    17  a brewer or manufacturer or importer to obtain such permit, and  promul-
    18  gate such rules and regulations, as it deems necessary or appropriate to
    19  implement  the  provisions  of  this  subdivision to protect the health,
    20  safety and welfare of the people of this state.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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