Cuomo Signs ABC Law Modernization Bill

On Wednesday, September 7, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation intended to modernize the State’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law (“ABC Law” or “ABCL”). Senate Bill 8140, often referred to as the “Brunch Bill,” implements the recommendations made by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Working Group (“Working Group”) in April 2016. The most talked-about provision took effect immediately and allows the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption before noon on Sundays—hence the legislation’s moniker—but boozy brunch is just one of many changes, most of which will take effect on November 6, 2016. Read on to learn more about these reforms.

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