Proposed law would give NYS Liquor Authority access to NYPD reports on businesses that serve alcohol

Lawmakers are rallying around a new state bill that could change the way liquor licenses are granted to bars and nightclubs. The proposed law would

The bill would require the agency to contact police precincts for lists of every infraction and arrest related to businesses that serve alcohol.

The bill would require the agency to contact police precincts for lists of every infraction and arrest related to businesses that serve alcohol. (9/4/13)

HUNTS POINT - Lawmakers are rallying around a new state bill that could change the way liquor licenses are granted to bars and nightclubs.

The proposed law would give the New York State Liquor Authority access to information about assaults, soliciting and disorderly conduct reported at bars and nightclubs. The liquor board would be able to use the reports when deciding on liquor licensing.

The bill would also require the agency to contact police precincts for lists of every infraction and arrest related to businesses that serve alcohol.

The bill was passed in Albany earlier this year and is awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature.

Lawmakers say the bill would streamline information sharing between the NYPD and the liquor board. The New York Nightlife Association says the area has too few inspectors to implement the bill.

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