Common council to discuss cabaret law
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Artists and local musicians are still concerned with a proposed cabaret law. The common council's planning committee will be discussing it on Wednesday.
The ordinance, proposed by the Albany common council, would require any business, from coffee house to night club, to pay $300 to $600 a year for a license to host live entertainment.
Currently, businesses need to apply for a zoning variance that would cost a onetime fee of $125, but require a difficult approval process by the zoning board.
More than a thousand people have already signed petitions against the new law.