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File #: Res 1014-2016    Version: * Name: Amending the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law to recognize the NYC Identity Card (IDNYC) as a valid form of identification for purposes of purchasing alcohol.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs
On agenda: 3/22/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the State Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign legislation amending the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law to recognize the New York City Identity Card (IDNYC) as a valid form of identification for purposes of purchasing alcohol.
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Costa G. Constantinides, Margaret S. Chin, Daniel Dromm
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Attachments: 1. March 22, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/22/2016*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/22/2016*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 1014

 

Resolution calling upon the State Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign legislation amending the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law to recognize the New York City Identity Card (IDNYC) as a valid form of identification for purposes of purchasing alcohol.

 

By Council Members Torres, Constantinides, Chin and Dromm 

 

                     Whereas, To prevent underage purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages, the Alcohol Beverage Control Law (ABC Law) dictates the types of identification that are acceptable proof of age for purchasing alcohol; and

Whereas, For purposes of purchasing alcohol, ABC Law recognizes the following forms of photo identification to prove age: both a driver’s license and non-driver I.D. issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles of New York State, or any other U.S. state or territory, by the federal government, or a provincial government of Canada; U.S. military I.D; and valid passports issued by the U.S. or any other country; and

                     Whereas, In July of 2014, New York City created a municipal ID program (IDNYC) and 10% of the city’s eligible population, or nearly three quarters of a million persons, applied for a card in the program’s first year; and

                     Whereas, IDNYC provides identification to all New Yorkers, but is especially useful to vulnerable communities, i.e. undocumented  immigrants, which might encounter difficulty in obtaining or retaining government issued identification; and

                     Whereas, IDNYC enables the cardholder to access institutions such as banks and government buildings, and it is accepted by NYPD for identification purposes; and 

                     Whereas, Given the widespread use and popularity of IDNYC, its utility to various communities, and the need for legal, commercial participation by those communities; and

Whereas, Because IDNYC is issued to individuals only after careful vetting and the submission of various documents proving identification, IDNYC should be among the forms of identification recognized by ABC Law and the SLA; now, therefore, be it

                     Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the State Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign legislation amending the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law to recognize the New York City Identity Card (IDNYC) as a valid form of identification for purposes of purchasing alcohol.

 

 

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