New York State: One Step Closer to ABC Reform

June 21st, 2016 • by Jackie Sudano

New York State: One Step Closer to ABC Reform

• by Jackie Sudano

Governor Cuomo’s proposed bill to reform the New York State Alcoholic Beverage Code has officially passed the assembly as of Friday, June 17. The Senate previously passed the bill on Thursday, June 16, and it was delivered to the Assembly for approval. There it was substituted for Bill a10728 and passed by the Assembly. Since […]

Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement to Modernize New York’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law

June 15th, 2016 • by Paul Leone

Agreement Expands Sunday Alcohol Sales at Restaurants and Bars as Part of Comprehensive Blue Laws Overhaul Legislation Also Broadens Retail Sales by Producers and Eases Regulatory Requirements for Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries and Cideries Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein today […]

2016 Legislative Update as of 6/9/16

June 9th, 2016 • by Paul Leone

Our legislation to provide NYC Brewers tax relief through the additional city tax they have to pay has now been moved out of Committee and has passed the Assembly! We are now waiting for a Sentate vote for final passage…stay tuned. Our legislation to allow farm breweries to sell farm wine and spirits by the glass […]

Sewage, Brewage – Wastewater used in brewing beer

June 6th, 2016 • by Alison Torbitt

Wastewater reuse is becoming increasingly common for irrigation, dust suppression, industrial cooling, groundwater recharge… and now, for brewing. While there remains some significant regulatory hurdles (if not, state-wide prohibitions on selling), some innovative breweries are busy experimenting, using treated wastewater as a substitute for potable water. Water usage and wastewater disposal are both significant production […]

Washington DC Hill Climb and Lobby Day

• by Paul Leone

Last week the NYSBA lobbied in Washington DC and discussed the following topics: Federal Excise Tax Relief Full funding for the TTB ABInBev Merger NYS brewing industry The meetings went well for us in NYS and we continue to find terrific support form our Senate and House leaders on both sides of the aisle. I […]