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File #: Int 0726-2015    Version: Name: Requiring the dept of consumer affairs to hold multiple business education events each year throughout the five boroughs.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs
On agenda: 3/31/2015
Enactment date: 6/29/2015 Law number: 2015/068
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of consumer affairs to hold multiple business education events each year throughout the five boroughs
Sponsors: Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Melissa Mark-Viverito, Fernando Cabrera , Costa G. Constantinides, Chaim M. Deutsch, Mathieu Eugene, Corey D. Johnson, Alan N. Maisel, Rosie Mendez, Deborah L. Rose, Paul A. Vallone, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Daniel Dromm , Karen Koslowitz, Helen K. Rosenthal, Inez D. Barron, Ben Kallos, Stephen T. Levin, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 21
Summary: This bill would require DCA and SBS to organize and conduct business education days in at least two separate locations in each borough every year. These events would provide local businesses with information regarding the laws, rules, regulations that are enforced by DCA, including but not limited to: • Consumer protection laws • Truth in pricing laws • Licensing regimes The first of these events would be held on or before June 30, 2015. Any lectures or materials produced for the events would be available on DCA’s website and provided in English and in the six most common languages spoken by limited English proficient individuals in the city. The bill would also require DCA to submit an annual report to the Council detailing: (i) the number of business education days held, (ii) the location of each event, (iii) the number of participants in each event; and (iv) the information provided at each event.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 726, 2. Int. No. 726 - 3/31/15, 3. March 31, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 4/14/15, 5. Hearing Testimony 4/14/15, 6. Committee Report 6/9/15, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/9/15, 8. June 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 9. Fiscal Impact Statement, 10. Mayor's Letter, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-10-15, 12. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 10, 2015, 13. Local Law 68, 14. Annual Report on Business Education Events Held by DCA During the Prior 12-Month Period
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/29/2015ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/29/2015ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/29/2015ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/9/2015*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Consumer Affairs Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/9/2015*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Consumer Affairs Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/9/2015*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Consumer Affairs Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/9/2015ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Consumer Affairs Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2015*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Small Business Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2015*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Small Business Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2015*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Governmental Operations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2015*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2015*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Consumer Affairs Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2015*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Consumer Affairs Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/31/2015*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/31/2015*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 726-A
By Council Members Espinal, Cornegy, The Speaker (Council Member Mark-Viverito), Cabrera, Constantinides, Deutsch, Eugene, Johnson, Maisel, Mendez, Rose, Vallone, Rodriguez, Arroyo, Dromm, Koslowitz, Rosenthal, Barron, Kallos, Levin and Ulrich
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of consumer affairs to hold multiple business education events each year throughout the five boroughs
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1.  The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-706.2 to read as follows:
§ 20-706.2 Business education events. a. 1. The commissioner shall organize and conduct business education events during which the department shall provide local businesses with information regarding the laws and rules that are enforced by the department. The commissioner of small business services shall support the department in the organization and operation of such business education events.
2. Such business education events shall occur in at least two separate locations within each borough on an annual basis. The first such business education event shall commence on or before June 30, 2015.  
3. Each business education event shall either focus on a particular industry that is licensed or regulated by the department, or shall focus on one or more of the laws and rules that are relevant to multiple industries and enforced by the department, provided that, information relating to all laws and rules that are enforced by the department, including but not limited to the licensing laws contained in chapter two of title 20 of the administrative code, the consumer protection law contained in  this subchapter, and the truth in pricing law contained in subchapter two of chapter five of title 20 of the administrative code, shall be included as a part of at least one business education event each year.
4. Any lectures or educational materials designed for the purposes of conducting such business education events shall be made available in English and in the six languages most commonly spoken by limited English proficient individuals, as those languages are determined by the department of city planning. Such educational materials shall be available on the department's website.  
b. On June 30, 2016, and annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council a report related to the business education events held during the prior 12 month period. Such report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of business education events held; (ii) the location of each business education event; (iii) the number of participants in each business education event disaggregated by location; and (iv) a summary of the information provided to participants.
      § 2. This local law shall take effect immediately upon enactment.      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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