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File #: Int 1061-2016    Version: * Name: Sale of plants and flowers during the Asian Lunar New Year.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs
On agenda: 2/5/2016
Enactment date: 1/27/2017 Law number: 2017/003
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the sale of plants and flowers during the Asian Lunar New Year
Sponsors: Margaret S. Chin, Carlos Menchaca, Rory I. Lancman, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, James G. Van Bramer, Stephen T. Levin, Mark Treyger
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would grant an exemption to the current laws that require street vendors to secure a license before vending goods and services on the streets of New York. This bill would allow individuals to sell plants and flowers on the day of the Asian Lunar New Year and during the seven days prior.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1061, 3. February 5, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 10/26/16, 5. Hearing Testimony 10/26/16, 6. Hearing Transcript 10/26/16, 7. Committee Report 1/12/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 1/12/17, 9. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 10. January 18, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 11. Fiscal Impact Statement, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-18-17, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 18, 2017, 14. Mayor's Letter, 15. Local Law 3
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1/30/2017*Margaret S. Chin City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/27/2017*Margaret S. Chin Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/2017*Margaret S. Chin Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2017*Margaret S. Chin City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2017*Margaret S. Chin City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/12/2017*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Consumer Affairs Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/12/2017*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Consumer Affairs Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2016*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Consumer Affairs Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2016*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Consumer Affairs Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/5/2016*Margaret S. Chin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/5/2016*Margaret S. Chin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1061

By Council Members Chin, Menchaca, Lancman, Ferreras-Copeland, Van Bramer, Levin and Treyger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the sale of plants and flowers during the Asian Lunar New Year

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Section 20-458 of subchapter 27 of chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended as follows:

                     § 20-458. Exemptions.

                     a. The commissioner may promulgate regulations exempting any non-profit association including, but not limited to, a government agency, charitable, educational, religious or other such organization from compliance with any of the provisions of this subchapter.

                     b. On the day of Asian Lunar New Year, as defined in section 19-163 of the administrative code, and during the seven days prior to such day, any person may sell plants and flowers for the purpose of celebrating Asian Lunar New Year without first securing a license pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter. Notwithstanding the above, any individual selling plants and flowers pursuant to this subdivision must comply with all other applicable provisions of this subchapter.   

                     § 2. This law shall take effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

LUR

LS 5394

7/21/2015