The ‘Brunch Bill’ Is Now a Law – New At Noon
It's official. What was known as the "Brunch Bill" has become a law. According to The Buffalo News, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that says restaurants and bars can begin serving alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sundays and can apply for a permit 12 times per year to serve alcohol beginning at 8 a.m.
It's something that small businesses and restaurants have not been allowed to do for years and has been called archaic by some lawmakers. They criticized New York’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, calling it archaic and burdensome.
“By cutting red tape, breaking down artificial barriers and rolling back arcane and burdensome regulations, we are setting the stage for this industry’s continued resurgence and future growth and I am proud to sign it into law.”
By modernizing the law, restaurants and bars will be able to start selling alcohol by 10am (the old law was noon), crafters will not have so much burdensome paperwork, wineries will be able to sell wine in growlers (the old law held them to sealed bottles), and more.