Are Jello-O shots illegal in New York State? Actually, yes.
Some of you may be thinking that this is actually ridiculous. But, the New York State Liquor Law says that and 'pre-mixed' drink is prohibited to be sold or given away at the bar. Obviously, that includes Jello shots.
Bars and restaurants in the Utica/Rome area have been able to make an additional income on the sale of alcohol to-go. That law was set to expire earlier in the month of March, but did you know it quietly got extended?
At the regular meeting of the New York State Liquor Authority on Wednesday, commissioners suspended six licenses across the state for violations related to the Governor's executive order. Each suspension was for egregious violations to social distancing mandates as part of Governor Cuomo's COVID-19 restrictions.
Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon assisted local businesses with a change in the rules to allow for a larger influx of revenue. Buttenschon released a statement Thursday touting a letter she wrote to the State Liquor Authority.