• Bartenders, waitresses, waiters, hostesses and/or any persons who handle and receive payment for alcoholic beverages must be at least 18 years old.
• Bus persons and dishwashers who handle containers which have held alcoholic beverages must be at least 16 years old and must be directly supervised by someone at least 21 years old.
• Clerks and cashiers who handle and receive payment for alcoholic beverages in grocery stores and convenience stores must be at least 16 years old and must be supervised by someone at least 18 years old.
• Clerks and cashiers in liquor and/or wine stores or drug stores must be at least 18 years old.
According to Section 260.21 of the Penal Law, persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to enter an on premises establishment.
Under certain circumstances, a licensee may apply for a permit which extends the hours of sale or which allows alcoholic beverages to be sold in certain locations. Such permits would apply to special events, catered affairs and charity functions. Contact your nearest SLA office for more information and appropriate applications.