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S01441 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 11, 2023
        Introduced  by  Sens. GRIFFO, HELMING -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Econom-
          ic Development and Small Business
        AN ACT to credit days to retail on-premises licensees that  were  unable
          to operate as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and providing for the
          repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
     2  the state liquor authority is authorized to grant a  license  credit  to
     3  any on-premises licensee and any manufacturing licensee with on-premises
     4  retail  privileges  that are licensed pursuant to the alcoholic beverage
     5  control law to receive a credit to the next renewal of their license  on
     6  a pro-rata basis for each inactive day, up to a maximum of three hundred
     7  sixty-five  days.  An  inactive day shall mean each day between March 7,
     8  2020 and March 7, 2021 that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic or the govern-
     9  ment response to the pandemic, the licensee was closed,  or  ceased  all
    10  on-premises  retail  business functions that require a license under the
    11  alcoholic beverage control law. The on-premises licensee and  any  manu-
    12  facturing  licensee with on-premises retail privileges shall document to
    13  the state liquor authority, on a form provided  by  the  authority,  the
    14  number  of  inactive  days,  up to a maximum of three hundred sixty-five
    15  days, that they are claiming for a credit to  be  added  to  their  next
    16  retail on-premise license renewal.
    17    §  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
    18  deemed repealed January 1, 2026.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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