Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law a package of measures aimed at updating New York’s alcoholic beverage regulations for both consumers and small businesses.
The newly approved legislation will expand retail beer sales on Sundays, extend operation hours for liquor and wine stores on Sundays, lengthen the duration of brewer licenses, allow the use of pressurized mixing and dispensing systems, and permit the sales or promotional gifting of specific complementary products related to wine and spirits.
This latest move aligns with Governor Hochul’s previous efforts, including the introduction of “alcohol to-go” provisions in the FY 2023 Enacted Budget.
Governor Hochul said the economic impact of the changes would be significant.
“Across New York, breweries, distilleries and other alcoholic beverage businesses are creating jobs and expanding economic opportunity. I’m proud to sign this legislation that will modernize the laws governing the sales of alcoholic beverages in New York,” she said.
Further discussions surrounding wine sales in grocery stores are anticipated in January, with close attention on Governor Hochul’s decisions regarding related bills currently under review.
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