Blue Law Overhaul Relaxes Sunday Alcohol Rules

New legislation in Albany expands Sunday alcohol sales at restaurants and bars as part of a comprehensive blue laws overhaul. Legislation also broadens retail sales by producers of alcohol and eases regulatory requirements for wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries. “We’ve worked hard to cut red tape, lower costs and roll back burdensome regulations to help New York’s craft beverage industry thrive and create jobs,” said Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said, “There was broad consensus between the Governor and Legislature that New York’s blue laws were outdated and in need for reform, specifically the provision which barred those enjoying brunch from purchasing an alcoholic beverage before noon on Sunday.” The agreement amends the ABC Law to include: expanded sales on Sunday, eliminating burdensome paperwork requirements for craft manufacturers, authorizes the sale of wine in growlers, reduces fees for craft beverage salespeople, reduce fees for small wholesalers, and will authorize gift wrapping at liquor stores.

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