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Nov 30 2010

MOST COMMON NY LIQUOR LICENSE VIOLATIONS


warning-drinking-prohibited-sign-3102The following list, while not all inclusive, will help to familiarize you with the most common violations of the NY ABC Law:
1. Sale to Minor (under 21 years old) – Section 65.1. (It is important to note that the Members of the Authority have directed that any sale to a person under 16 can result in revocation of the license, even
for a first offense.)
2. Sale to Intoxicated Person – Section 65.2.
3. Prohibited Hours of Sale – Sections 105.(a), 105.14 and 106.5.
4. Prohibited Hours of Consumption – Section 106.5.
5. Employment of a Minor – Section 100.2(a) – Bartenders, waitresses, waiters, hostesses and/or any persons who handle and receive payment for alcoholic beverages must be at least 18 years old. Bus persons and dishwashers who handle containers which have held alcoholic beverages must be at least 16 years old and must be directly supervised by someone at least 21 years old. Clerks and cashiers in liquor and/or wine stores or drug stores must be at least 18 years old. Clerks and cashiers who handle and receive payment for alcoholic beverages in grocery stores and convenience stores must be at least 16 years old and must be supervised by someone at least 18 years old.
6. Disorderly Premises (includes Gambling at on premises establishments, Lewd and Indecent conduct, Excessive Noise, Assaults, Narcotics at on premises establishments, Prostitution) – Section 106.6.
7. Gambling at establishments.
8. Narcotics at establishments.
9. Operating outside of your approved method of operation (e.g., operating as a “Bar” even though your application stated your use was going to be a “Restaurant” or use of security guards despite stating otherwise on your application, etc.).
10. Alteration of a licensed premise without approval of the Liquor Authority.
11. Minors in Licensed Establishment (According to Section 260.21 of the Penal Law, persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to enter an on premises establishment).

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