N.Y. ABC. LAW § 105-c : NY Code - Section 105-C: Registration of bulk retail sales of beer for off-premises consumption

1. Definition. As used in  this  section,  the  term  "keg"
  shall mean a vessel containing four or more gallons of beer.
    2.  No  person  licensed  to  sell  beer  at  retail  for off-premises
  consumption pursuant to this chapter shall sell such  beer  by  the  keg
  unless  such  keg  shall  have  an  identification label or tag attached
  thereto. An identification label or tag shall consist of paper within  a
  clear  protective  coating,  plastic,  metal or another durable material
  that is not easily damaged or destroyed. The paper shall be of the  kind
  to  allow  the  required  information  to  be  automatically produced in
  triplicate.  Identification  labels  used  may  contain  a  nonpermanent
  adhesive  material  in  order  to apply the label directly to an outside
  surface of a keg at the time  of  sale.  Identification  tags  shall  be
  attached to the keg at the time of sale with nylon ties or cording, wire
  ties  or  other  metal  attachment  devices, or another durable means of
  tying or attaching the tag to the keg. Such identification label or  tag
  shall  be  designed  so  that when affixed to a keg, such labels or tags
  will not mar or otherwise physically damage the keg. Such identification
  label or tag shall include the name and address of the retail  licensee,
  the  name  of  the  purchaser,  and  an individual identification number
  assigned by the retailer that uniquely identifies such keg.
    3. Prior  to  the  retail  sale  of  beer  in  bulk  by  the  keg  for
  off-premises  consumption, the retail licensee shall cause the purchaser
  thereof to sign a statement promulgated by the authority attesting under
  the penalty of perjury the accuracy of the purchaser's name as shown  on
  the  identification  label or tag, and that the purchaser will not allow
  consumption of any of the beer in the keg in violation of the provisions
  of sections sixty-five-a, sixty-five-b and sixty-five-c of this chapter,
  and section 260.20 of the penal law. The licensee shall also record:
    (a) the name and address of the purchaser;
    (b) the identification card number  from  the  purchaser's  acceptable
  documentation  of age as provided in paragraph (b) of subdivision one of
  section sixty-five-b of this chapter;
    (c) the amount of the container deposit and the registration deposit;
    (d) the date and time of the purchase; and
    (e) the keg identification number required under  subdivision  two  of
  this section.
    4. All such records and statements shall be maintained by the licensee
  for  a  period  of  ninety days from the date of return. Such record and
  statements shall remain open to inspection by authorized agents  of  the
  authority  and  law  enforcement  officers  during the licensee's normal
  business hours.
    5.  Upon  the  retail  sale  of  beer  by  the  keg  for  off-premises
  consumption,   the   retail   licensee  shall  collect  a  fifty  dollar
  registration deposit on each keg of  beer  purchased.  The  registration
  deposit  shall  be  collected  in  addition to the purchase price of the
  beer, taxes thereon and any other deposit  collected  by  the  licensee.
  Upon  the return of a keg to such licensee with the identification label
  or tag intact,  the  registration  deposit  shall  be  returned  to  the
  purchaser  and  the  retail licensee shall remove such label or tag from
  each such keg. The registration deposit on each keg returned without the
  identification label or tag required by this section shall be  forfeited
  to  the  retail  licensee.  The  registration  deposit  upon any keg not
  returned to the retail licensee  within  ninety  days  of  the  date  of
  purchase shall also be forfeited to the retail licensee.
    5-a.  The  retail  licensee  shall  only  need to notify the authority
  pertaining to this section upon forfeiture of a purchaser's registration
  deposit and not for every keg of beer sold. The  retail  licensee  shall

  notify  the  authority,  on a form provided by the authority, within ten
  days of any forfeiture of the registration deposit by a purchaser.  Such
  form  shall  consist of the name and address of the retail licensee, the
  name  and  address  of  the  purchaser, and the retail licensee's liquor
  license number. The form shall also  include  four  statements,  one  of
  which  shall be marked with an "X" by the retail licensee indicating the
  reason for forfeiture of the registration deposit by the purchaser. Such
  statements shall include, but not be limited to, the following check box
  options:
    KEG WAS NOT RETURNED
    KEG WAS RETURNED BUT AFTER 90 DAYS FROM PURCHASE
    REGISTRATION LABEL WAS REMOVED
    REGISTRATION WAS DAMAGED
    6. No person other than the licensee, a licensed wholesaler,  a  peace
  officer,  or  an  agent  of  the  authority  may intentionally remove an
  identification label or tag placed on a keg. The possession  of  a  beer
  keg  without an identification label or tag, or the removal or damage of
  an identification label or tag, shall be a violation subject to  a  fine
  by  a  court of competent jurisdiction of no less than two hundred fifty
  dollars nor more than four hundred fifty dollars.
    7. By January first, two thousand five, the authority  shall  issue  a
  report  to  the  legislature  on  the  feasibility  of  using  available
  technology  to  permanently   and   uniquely   marking   kegs   by   keg
  manufacturers.  In  addition, the authority shall report the reasons for
  forfeiture as determined by the  notification  procedure  set  forth  in
  subdivision five-a of this section.
    8. The authority is authorized to promulgate any rules and regulations
  necessary  to  implement  the  provisions of this section. The authority
  shall maintain and offer for sale to licensees  any  keg  identification
  labels  or tags required by subdivision two of this section for the cost
  of manufacturing and maintaining such tags or labels.
    * NB Repealed November 22, 2010