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BILL:

S.5248 (Maziarz) / A.7517 (Magee)

  Support

SUBJECT:

To Allow a Farm Winery's Employee to Transport of Deliver Wine in their Personal Vehicle

 

S.5248 (Maziarz) / A.7517 (Magee)

DATE:

June 11, 2013

 

The Business Council of NYS, Inc. represents thousands of New York State businesses and that includes many farms and farm wineries throughout the state. We support this legislation, S.5248 (Maziarz) / A.7517 (Magee) that would allow a licensed farm winery's employee to use their vehicle to transport or deliver wine. Current law allows a licensee, not their employees, the ability to transport their product in a vehicle owned, leased or hired by the licensee.

The Business Council supports this bill because it gives these small businesses additional flexibility in how they are able to deliver their product to customers. Farm winery licensees are already able to use their vehicle and this bill would simply extend this to their employees.

For these reasons, The Business Council supports this legislation.