Alcoholic Beverage Control - Liquor Authority - Officers; employees; offices


Published: 2021-06-18

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* § 15. Officers; employees; offices. Investigators employed by the
authority shall be deemed to be peace officers for the purpose of
enforcing the provisions of this chapter or judgements or orders
obtained for violation thereof, with all the powers set forth in section
2.20 of the criminal procedure law. The counsel, secretary, chief
executive officer, assistant chief executive officers, confidential
secretaries to commissioners and deputies shall be in the exempt class
of the civil service. The other assistants, investigators and employees
of the authority shall all be in the competitive class of the civil
service. The authority shall continue to have its principal office in
the city of Albany, and may maintain a branch office in the cities of
New York and Buffalo and such other places as the chairman may deem
necessary.

* NB Effective until July 18, 2024

* § 15. Officers; employees; offices. The authority shall have power
to appoint any necessary deputies, counsels, assistants, investigators,
and other employees within the limits provided by appropriation.
Investigators so employed by the Authority shall be deemed to be peace
officers for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of the alcoholic
beverage control law or judgements or orders obtained for violation
thereof, with all the powers set forth in section 2.20 of the criminal
procedure law. The counsel, secretary, chief executive officer,
assistant chief executive officers, confidential secretaries to
commissioners and deputies shall be in the exempt class of the civil
service. The other assistants, investigators and employees of the
authority shall all be in the competitive class of the civil service.
The authority shall continue to have its principal office in the city of
Albany, and may maintain a branch office in the cities of New York and
Buffalo and such other places as it may deem necessary.

The authority shall establish appropriate procedures to insure that
hearing officers are shielded from ex parte communications with alleged
violators and their attorneys and from other employees of the authority
and shall take such other steps as it shall deem necessary and proper to
shield its judicial processes from unwarranted and inappropriate
communications and attempts to influence.

* NB Effective July 18, 2024