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Meeting Name: Committee on Health Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/1/2015 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Consumer Affairs
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 304-A, Attachments - Int. No. 610, Attachments - Res. No. 534, Attachments - Res. No. 535
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Int 0304-2014 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Proposed Int. No. 304-APromotion of health and safety at nail salons.IntroductionThis bill would create a program recognizing nail salons that are healthier than otherwise required for employees and consumers. Nail salons would be permitted to apply for such recognition as a healthier nail salon by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and in exchange would be required to abide by standards set by the Department for product safety, ventilation, and worker safety. Certified healthier nail salons would be eligible for reimbursement for part of the cost of a ventilation unit. The bill would also create a one-year, seven-member taskforce on health and safety in nail salons, with four members appointed by the Mayor, two by the Speaker of the Council, and one by the Public Advocate. It would be required to issue a report relating to a variety of nail salons health and safety issues, and recommendations for improving health and safety in nail salons.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0304-2014 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)  Promotion of health and safety at nail salons.IntroductionThis bill would create a program recognizing nail salons that are healthier than otherwise required for employees and consumers. Nail salons would be permitted to apply for such recognition as a healthier nail salon by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and in exchange would be required to abide by standards set by the Department for product safety, ventilation, and worker safety. Certified healthier nail salons would be eligible for reimbursement for part of the cost of a ventilation unit. The bill would also create a one-year, seven-member taskforce on health and safety in nail salons, with four members appointed by the Mayor, two by the Speaker of the Council, and one by the Public Advocate. It would be required to issue a report relating to a variety of nail salons health and safety issues, and recommendations for improving health and safety in nail salons.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0304-2014 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)  Promotion of health and safety at nail salons.IntroductionThis bill would create a program recognizing nail salons that are healthier than otherwise required for employees and consumers. Nail salons would be permitted to apply for such recognition as a healthier nail salon by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and in exchange would be required to abide by standards set by the Department for product safety, ventilation, and worker safety. Certified healthier nail salons would be eligible for reimbursement for part of the cost of a ventilation unit. The bill would also create a one-year, seven-member taskforce on health and safety in nail salons, with four members appointed by the Mayor, two by the Speaker of the Council, and one by the Public Advocate. It would be required to issue a report relating to a variety of nail salons health and safety issues, and recommendations for improving health and safety in nail salons.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0610-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.  Requiring the posting of information related to services offered at licensed appearance enhancement businesses.IntroductionChapter 5 of Title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York regulates unfair trade practices. There has been a spate of infections and other serious health issues at businesses that provide appearance enhancement services. Appearance enhancement include: nail specialty, waxing, natural hair styling, the practice of esthetics and cosmetology as defined by section 400 of the New York state general business law. This bill would add a new subchapter (19) to require the department of consumer affairs to create a list of appearance enhancement consumers’ rights that will be disclosed to all consumers of these businesses located within the city of New York.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0610-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.  Requiring the posting of information related to services offered at licensed appearance enhancement businesses.IntroductionChapter 5 of Title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York regulates unfair trade practices. There has been a spate of infections and other serious health issues at businesses that provide appearance enhancement services. Appearance enhancement include: nail specialty, waxing, natural hair styling, the practice of esthetics and cosmetology as defined by section 400 of the New York state general business law. This bill would add a new subchapter (19) to require the department of consumer affairs to create a list of appearance enhancement consumers’ rights that will be disclosed to all consumers of these businesses located within the city of New York.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0534-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.  Amending the general business law to require periodic retraining of persons licensed to practice appearance enhancement and the Dept of State to increase the number of health and safety inspectors who inspect appearance enhancement businesses.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0534-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.  Amending the general business law to require periodic retraining of persons licensed to practice appearance enhancement and the Dept of State to increase the number of health and safety inspectors who inspect appearance enhancement businesses.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0535-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.  Amending the General Business Law to authorize the NYC DOHMH to enforce State health and safety regulations against appearance enhancement establishments and to allow the Dept to create a letter grading system for these establishments.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0535-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.  Amending the General Business Law to authorize the NYC DOHMH to enforce State health and safety regulations against appearance enhancement establishments and to allow the Dept to create a letter grading system for these establishments.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
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