Squadron Still Waiting for NYPD to Begin Enforcing Nightlife Law

Daniel Squadron

As we’ve reported in past stories, State Senator Daniel Squadron is keeping up the pressure on the NYPD to begin enforcing a law he sponsored cracking down on bad bars. The legislation allows the SLA to revoke a liquor license from any nightlife operator receiving six or more police noise or disorder complaints in a 60-day period.

At a 9th Precinct community meeting in September, Squadron staff members passed out flyers saying the NYPD was “currently working on developing enforcement guidelines” for the new law.  And at last month’s Community Board 3 meeting, Squadron said he was hopeful those guidelines would be in place by the end of November.

Squadron addressed the issue again in an interview the EV Local posted a short time ago:

The NYPD is doing a legal review and planning procedures on how that law will be administered. They are still in that process, and we are getting to the point for them to issue those guidelines. We’re very hopeful that by the end of the year we’ll be able to track the progress. I know the State Liquor Authority is very supportive of this. They see it creates consistency, and they’re eager for it to be active. Some departments across the state have started enacting it. New York is a big city and the NYPD has a lot to handle, but my sense is that they think it’s a good idea. We’ve been in touch with them to urge them to act with all due speed.