New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Posting of Certain Signs
1. The authority shall prepare, have printed and distribute across the state to all persons with a license to sell any alcoholic beverage for consumption on the premises or a license to sell any alcoholic beverage for consumption off the premises, a sign or poster with conspicuous lettering that states: “Government Warning: According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects”. Such sign or poster must have conspicuous lettering in at least seventy-two point bold face type that states the warning set forth in this subdivision, except that such sign or poster shall be captioned with the word “warning” in at least two inch lettering.
2. All persons with a license to sell any alcoholic beverage for consumption on the premises or a license to sell any alcoholic beverage for consumption off the premises shall display in a conspicuous place the sign or poster upon receiving it from the authority. Such sign shall be placed as close as possible to the place where alcoholic beverages are sold.
3. Any person with such license who violates the provisions of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty, not to exceed one hundred dollars for each day of violation.
4. Compliance with the provisions of any local law requiring the posting of signs containing warnings regarding alcoholic beverages enacted on or before the date on which the provisions of this section shall have become a law, shall be deemed to be in compliance with the provisions of this section. Nothing contained herein, however, shall be deemed to exempt any licensee not otherwise subject to the provisions of any such local law from complying with the provisions of this section.