New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Special Permits for Minors to Entertain
The liquor authority is hereby authorized to issue special permits to any person under the age of eighteen years for the purpose of enabling such person to appear as an entertainer on any premises licensed for retail sale hereunder. The provisions of this section shall apply to persons under the age of eighteen years who are not otherwise eligible to act as an entertainer pursuant to the provisions of subdivision two-b of section one hundred of this chapter. Such special permit shall be issued, in the discretion of the authority, upon the application of such minor. No such special permit shall be granted unless the written consent of both parents or the lawful guardian or guardians of such minor shall appear upon such application. The liquor authority may require the personal appearance at an office of the authority of such applicant and his parents or legal guardians at the time such application is made or at any other time prior to the consideration of such application by the authority upon written notice to the applicant and/or his parents or legal guardians. Such personal appearance, if requested, shall be for the purpose of enabling the authority to establish that the entertainment that the applicant is intending to perform is not contrary to the best interests of the minor. The liquor authority is hereby authorized and directed to promulgate rules and regulations for the orderly implementation and administration of the provisions of this section. Such rules and regulations shall provide for a reasonable limitation upon the types of entertainment for which an application for a special permit shall be granted and may provide for conditions or limitations which may be attached to the granting of such special permit. In addition to any conditions or limitations as may be so imposed, such rules or regulations shall impose as a condition for the granting of such special permit that a parent or legal guardian of the minor shall be present during such minor’s appearance as an entertainer. Such special permit shall be subject to revocation, after a hearing upon a determination by the authority that the conditions or limitations attached upon such special permit have been violated. Such special permits shall be issued for limited periods not to exceed one year. The liquor authority may impose a fee for the issuance of such special permit. Such fee shall not exceed sixty-four dollars if issued for an annual period nor shall such fee exceed six dollars per month or any lesser period thereof for which a special permit has been issued. The liquor authority may waive such fee. The liquor authority shall revoke any special permit upon the written request of the parents or legal guardians of such minor.