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About the New York State Liquor Authority

About the New York State Liquor Authority
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Overview
Who We Are

The New York State Liquor Authority ("SLA" or "Authority") and it's agency arm, the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) were established as part of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law (ABC Law) in 1934. The ABC Law was enacted by the Legislature to provide for the protection, health, welfare and safety of the people of the State.

The SLA has two main functions: issuing licenses and permits; and ensuring compliance with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. The Authority's licensing activities focus on the timely processing of permits and licenses. The Authority's enforcement activities focus on the protection of the public by working with local law enforcement agencies and local communities to bring administrative actions against licensees who violate the law.

The SLA works cooperatively with licensees, applicants, local law enforcement agencies, community groups, and our other partners across the state to ensure the industry is regulated in a fair and consistent manner.

Mission
Core Functions of the SLA
Regulate

The SLA regulates and controls the manufacture and distribution of alcoholic beverages in New York State for the purpose of fostering and promoting temperance in their consumption and respect for the law.

Promote

The SLA works to promote the health, welfare and safety of the people of New York State.

Support

To the extent possible, the SLA supports economic growth, job development and the state’s alcoholic beverage production industries and its tourism and recreation industry.

Learn More About the SLA

In 1934, New York State enacted Chapter 478, known as the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, creating the State Liquor Authority and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Chairman
Vincent G. Bradley

Biography

Vincent Bradley was unanimously confirmed as Chairman of the State Liquor Authority on June 24, 2015.  As Chairman of the SLA, Mr. Bradley is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the agency.
Chairman Vincent Bradley
Commissioners
Commissioner Lily M. Fan

On June 20, 2018, Lily M. Fan was confirmed by the New York State Senate as Commissioner of the New York State Liquor Authority. She is a New York City resident.

Commissioner Greeley T. Ford

On June 17, 2016, Commissioner Greeley T. Ford was unanimously confirmed by New York State Senate as Commissioner of the New York State Liquor Authority. He is a resident of Camden.

State Liquor Authority
Agency Staff
MWBE and SDVOB
Procurement
Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise

The SLA actively encourages the participation of MWBEs in all procurement opportunities for commodities and services and participates in OGS outreach initiatives aimed at engaging MWBEs in state procurement.

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses

The SLA seeks to promote the utilization of SDVOBs to obtain commodities and services through outreach activity with OGS and by identifying certified vendors using the SDVOB database.

SLA's Annual Reports