New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Sec. § 126
Persons Forbidden to Traffic in Alcoholic Beverages


The following are forbidden to traffic in alcoholic beverages:

1.

Except as provided in subdivision one-a of this section, a person who has been convicted of a felony or any of the misdemeanors mentioned in section eleven hundred forty-six of the former penal law as in force and effect immediately prior to September first, nineteen hundred sixty-seven, or of an offense defined in section 230.20 or 230.40 of the penal law, unless subsequent to such conviction such person shall have received an executive pardon therefor removing this disability, a certificate of good conduct granted by the department of corrections and community supervision, or a certificate of relief from disabilities granted by the department of corrections and community supervision or a court of this state pursuant to the provisions of article twenty-three of the correction law to remove the disability under this section because of such conviction. 1-a. Notwithstanding the provision of subdivision one of this section, a corporation holding a license to traffic in alcoholic beverages shall not, upon conviction of a felony or any of the misdemeanors or offenses described in subdivision one of this section, be automatically forbidden to traffic in alcoholic beverages, but the application for a license by such a corporation shall be subject to denial, and the license of such a corporation shall be subject to revocation or suspension by the authority pursuant to section one hundred eighteen of this chapter, consistent with the provisions of article twenty-three-A of the correction law. For any felony conviction by a court other than a court of this state, the authority may request the department of corrections and community supervision to investigate and review the facts and circumstances concerning such a conviction, and such department shall, if so requested, submit its findings to the authority as to whether the corporation has conducted itself in a manner such that discretionary review by the authority would not be inconsistent with the public interest. The department of corrections and community supervision may charge the licensee or applicant a fee equivalent to the expenses of an appropriate investigation under this subdivision. For any conviction rendered by a court of this state, the authority may request the corporation, if the corporation is eligible for a certificate of relief from disabilities, to seek such a certificate from the court which rendered the conviction and to submit such a certificate as part of the authoritys discretionary review process.

2.

A person under the age of twenty-one years.

3.

A person who is not a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

4.

A copartnership or a corporation, unless each member of the partnership, or each of the principal officers and directors of the corporation, is a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States, not less than twenty-one years of age, and has not been convicted of any felony or any of the misdemeanors, specified in section eleven hundred forty-six of the former penal law as in force and effect immediately prior to September first, nineteen hundred sixty-seven, or of an offense defined in section 230.20 or 230.40 of the penal law, or if so convicted has received, subsequent to such conviction, an executive pardon therefor removing this disability a certificate of good conduct granted by the department of corrections and community supervision, or a certificate of relief from disabilities granted by the department of corrections and community supervision or a court of this state pursuant to the provisions of article twenty-three of the correction law to remove the disability under this section because of such conviction; provided however that a corporation which otherwise conforms to the requirements of this section and chapter may be licensed if each of its principal officers and more than one-half of its directors are citizens of the United States or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; and provided further that a corporation organized under the not-for-profit corporation law or the education law which otherwise conforms to the requirements of this section and chapter may be licensed if each of its principal officers and more than one-half of its directors are not less than twenty-one years of age and none of its directors are less than eighteen years of age; and provided further that a corporation organized under the not-for-profit corporation law or the education law and located on the premises of a college as defined by section two of the education law which otherwise conforms to the requirements of this section and chapter may be licensed if each of its principal officers and each of its directors are not less than eighteen years of age.

5.

(a) A person who shall have had any license issued under this chapter revoked for cause, until the expiration of two years from the date of such revocation.

(b)

A person not licensed under the provisions of this chapter, who has been convicted of a violation of this chapter, until the expiration of two years from the date of such conviction.

6.

A corporation or copartnership, if any officer and director or any partner, while not licensed under the provisions of this chapter, has been convicted of a violation of this chapter, or has had a license issued under this chapter revoked for cause, until the expiration of two years from the date of such conviction or revocation. * 8. Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this section, the authority is authorized to waive the citizenship requirements therein, provided that the applicant otherwise conforms to the requirements of this section, and the application is for a premises located in the area leased by the city of New York to the New York Worlds Fair 1964-1965 Corporation pursuant to the provisions of chapter four hundred twenty-eight of the laws of nineteen hundred sixty as amended by chapter nine hundred nine of the laws of nineteen hundred sixty-one, during the term or duration of such lease. * NB Expired January 31, 1966
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