Cuomo Quashes Empire Wine Bill

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sided with distributors on Friday by vetoing the hotly contested Empire Wine Bill. The bill (A5920) was a direct result of the Empire Wine dispute with the New York State Liquor Authority, and was written to limit the agency's power to sanction in-state liquor licensees for violating another state's laws [see WSD 12-04-2015]. You'll recall, WSWA chief Craig Wolf claimed the bill would "hamstring essential regulatory powers and operational independence of the New York State Liquor Authority." [see WSD 12-10-2015].

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