Alcoholic Beverage Control Law-The New York State Legislation

It is hereby declared as the policy of the state that it is necessary to regulate and control the manufacture, sale and distribution within the state of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of fostering and promoting temperance in their consumption and respect for and obedience to law; for the primary purpose of promoting the health, welfare and safety of the people of the state, promoting temperance in the consumption of alcoholic beverages; and, to the extent possible, supporting economic growth, job development, and the state's alcoholic beverage production industries and its tourism and recreation industry; and which promotes the conservation and enhancement of state agricultural lands; provided that such activities do not conflict with the primary regulatory objectives of this chapter.

Penal Law Offenses under the New York Penal Code

"Culpable mental state" means "intentionally" or "knowingly" or "recklessly" or with "criminal negligence," "Conduct" means an act or omission and its accompanying mental state. "Act" means a bodily movement. Conduct merely affording a person an opportunity to commit an offense does not constitute entrapment. "Voluntary act" means a bodily movement performed consciously as a result of effort or determination, and includes the possession of property if the actor was aware of his physical possession or control thereof for a sufficient period to have been able to terminate it. "Omission" means a failure to perform an act as to which a duty of performance is imposed by law. "To act" means either to perform an act or to omit to perform an act.