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File #: Int 1456-2017    Version: Name: Requiring mobile food vendors to post letter grades received for sanitary inspections.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 2/1/2017
Enactment date: 5/30/2017 Law number: 2017/108
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring mobile food vendors to post letter grades received for sanitary inspections
Sponsors: Karen Koslowitz, Fernando Cabrera , Barry S. Grodenchik, Rory I. Lancman, Chaim M. Deutsch, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Donovan J. Richards, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Inez D. Barron, Vincent J. Gentile, Costa G. Constantinides, Carlos Menchaca, James Vacca, Ben Kallos, Corey D. Johnson, Mathieu Eugene, Peter A. Koo
Council Member Sponsors: 17
Summary: This bill would require letter grades to be issued to food trucks and carts based on their health inspections. These grades would be required to be posted in public view at all times that the truck or cart is operating.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1456, 3. Int. No. 1456 - 2/1/17, 4. February 1, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 5/3/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 5/3/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 5/3/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1456-A - 5/18/17, 9. Committee Report 5/23/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 5/23/17, 11. May 24, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-24-17, 14. Mayor's Letter, 15. Int. No. 1456-A (FINAL), 16. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting of May 10, 2017 held on May 24, 2017, 17. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting of May 24, 2017 held on June 6, 2017, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 24, 2017, 19. Local Law 108
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6/2/2017AKaren Koslowitz City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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5/24/2017AKaren Koslowitz City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2017*Karen Koslowitz Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2017*Karen Koslowitz Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2017*Karen Koslowitz Committee on Health Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2017AKaren Koslowitz Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/3/2017*Karen Koslowitz Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/3/2017*Karen Koslowitz Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/2017*Karen Koslowitz City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/2017*Karen Koslowitz City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1456-A


By Council Members Koslowitz, Cabrera, Grodenchik, Lancman, Deutsch, Salamanca, Richards, Cornegy, Barron, Gentile, Constantinides, Menchaca, Vacca, Kallos, Johnson, Eugene and Koo

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring mobile food vendors to post letter grades received for sanitary inspections

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 17-306 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision t to read as follows:

t. “Letter grade.” A letter grade indicating the sanitary inspection grade issued by the department pursuant to section 17-325.3.

§ 2. Section 17-311 of the administrative code of the city of New York, subdivision d of such section as added by local law number 9 for the year 2008, is amended to read as follows:

§17-311Display of license or plate and letter grade. a. Each food vendor shall carry his or her license upon his or her person and it shall be exhibited upon demand to any police officer, public health sanitarian or other authorized officer or employee of the city.

b.The food vendor's license shall be worn conspicuously by him or her at all times while he or she is operating as a food vendor.

c. The permit plate and letter grade shall be firmly affixed to the vending vehicle or pushcart in a conspicuous place as required by rules of the department.

d.Vendors issued fresh fruits and vegetables permits pursuant to paragraph four of subdivision b of section 17-307 of the administrative code of the city of New York shall carry upon their person a laminated or similarly durable and easily readable map, prepared and issued to them by the commissioner, designating those areas of the city in which they are authorized to vend. Those persons issued a fresh fruits and vegetables permit found to be vending from green carts and vehicles in precincts other than those designated on their borough-specific permits shall be deemed to be operating such vehicle or pushcart without a permit.

§ 3. Subchapter 2 of chapter 3 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-325.3 to read as follows:

§ 17-325.3 Sanitary inspection grading. The department shall establish and implement a system for grading and classifying inspection results for each vending vehicle or pushcart using letters to identify and represent a vending vehicle or pushcart’s degree of compliance with laws and rules that require such vending vehicle and pushcart to operate in a sanitary manner to protect public health. Where practicable, such system shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the implementation of the letter grading program established by the department for food service establishments pursuant to section 81.51 of the health code.

§ 4. This local law takes effect 270 days after it becomes law, provided, however, that the commissioner shall take any actions necessary for its implementation prior to such effective date including, but not limited to, the promulgation of rules.

JW/DSS

Int. 105/2010

LS 1126/2014

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