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Small Brewers and Farmers' Markets

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Legislation often moves at a glacial pace, but there has been some movement in the New York State Senate on the bill to allow small brewers to sell beer at Farmers' Markets. (Wineries in NY State can already do this.) The history of the Senate Bill is
here:

S02623 Summary:
BILL NO S02623

SAME AS Same as A 2325

SPONSOR VALESKY

COSPNSR

MLTSPNSR

Amd S51, ABC L

Permits certain small beer brewers to obtain a permit to sell beer in a sealed
container for off-premises consumption at fairs and farmers' markets.

S02623 Actions:
BILL NO S02623

02/25/2009 REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
03/10/2009 1ST REPORT CAL.105
03/11/2009 2ND REPORT CAL.
03/12/2009 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
03/18/2009 PASSED SENATE
03/18/2009 DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
03/18/2009 referred to economic development


So, it now needs to pass in the Assembly, and then a reconciled bill would then move to the Governor's desk. (Will he sign it?)

The history of the legislation in the New York Assembly can be found at
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02325. It looks like this has been on a back burner since 2003.
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