Meeting Name: Committee on Consumer Affairs Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/26/2016 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 72, Attachments - Int. No. 78-A, Attachments - Int. No. 432, Attachments - Int. No. 1061, Attachments - Int. No. 1299, Attachments - Int. No. 1303, Attachments - Int. No. 1334, Attachments - Int. No. 1335, Attachments - Int. No. 1336, Attachments - Int. No. 1017-C
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Int 0072-2014 *Corey D. Johnson Reporting and posting online information pertaining to mobile food vendors.IntroductionThis bill would require DOHMH to post on its website information pertaining to the number of mobile food vending permits issued for a pushcart or vehicle for city-side vending, borough-specific vending and city-wide vending specifically reserved for disabled veterans, disabled persons and veterans. Such lists would be updated at least monthly.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0072-2014 *Corey D. Johnson Reporting and posting online information pertaining to mobile food vendors.IntroductionThis bill would require DOHMH to post on its website information pertaining to the number of mobile food vending permits issued for a pushcart or vehicle for city-side vending, borough-specific vending and city-wide vending specifically reserved for disabled veterans, disabled persons and veterans. Such lists would be updated at least monthly.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0078-2014 *Karen KoslowitzProposed Int. No. 78-ARequiring food vendors to post prices.IntroductionThis bill would require mobile food vendors to post the total selling price of every item offered for sale, either in print or digital format, and would prohibit the vendor from charging more than the amount displayed.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0078-2014 *Karen Koslowitz Requiring food vendors to post prices.IntroductionThis bill would require mobile food vendors to post the total selling price of every item offered for sale, either in print or digital format, and would prohibit the vendor from charging more than the amount displayed.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0078-2014 *Karen Koslowitz Requiring food vendors to post prices.IntroductionThis bill would require mobile food vendors to post the total selling price of every item offered for sale, either in print or digital format, and would prohibit the vendor from charging more than the amount displayed.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0432-2014 *Margaret S. Chin Allowing ill or incapacitated street vendors to transfer their license to a family memberIntroductionUnder current law, a mobile food vending permit may, at the discretion of DOHMH, be transferred to a dependent spouse, domestic partner or child and general vending licenses may not ever be transferred. This bill would provide that both mobile food vendor permits and general vendor licenses shall, as of right, be transferrable to a dependent spouse, domestic partner or child upon the death or incapacitation of the permit or license holder.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0432-2014 *Margaret S. Chin Allowing ill or incapacitated street vendors to transfer their license to a family memberIntroductionUnder current law, a mobile food vending permit may, at the discretion of DOHMH, be transferred to a dependent spouse, domestic partner or child and general vending licenses may not ever be transferred. This bill would provide that both mobile food vendor permits and general vendor licenses shall, as of right, be transferrable to a dependent spouse, domestic partner or child upon the death or incapacitation of the permit or license holder.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1017-2015 *Brad S. LanderProposed Int. No. 1017-CEstablishing protections for freelance workers.IntroductionThis bill would establish and enhance protections for freelance workers. Specifically: the right to written contract, the right to be paid timely and in full and the right to be free of retaliation. The bill would create penalties for violations of these rights, including statutory damages, double damages, injunctive relief and attorney’s fees. Individual cause of action would be adjudicated in state court. Where there is evidence of a pattern or practice of violations, the Corporation Counsel may bring civil action to recover, on behalf of the City, civil penalty of not more than $25,000. This bill would also require the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) to receive complaints, create a navigation program, and to gather data and report on the effectiveness of the law.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1017-2015 *Brad S. Lander Establishing protections for freelance workers.IntroductionThis bill would establish and enhance protections for freelance workers. Specifically: the right to written contract, the right to be paid timely and in full and the right to be free of retaliation. The bill would create penalties for violations of these rights, including statutory damages, double damages, injunctive relief and attorney’s fees. Individual cause of action would be adjudicated in state court. Where there is evidence of a pattern or practice of violations, the Corporation Counsel may bring civil action to recover, on behalf of the City, civil penalty of not more than $25,000. This bill would also require the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) to receive complaints, create a navigation program, and to gather data and report on the effectiveness of the law.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1017-2015 *Brad S. Lander Establishing protections for freelance workers.IntroductionThis bill would establish and enhance protections for freelance workers. Specifically: the right to written contract, the right to be paid timely and in full and the right to be free of retaliation. The bill would create penalties for violations of these rights, including statutory damages, double damages, injunctive relief and attorney’s fees. Individual cause of action would be adjudicated in state court. Where there is evidence of a pattern or practice of violations, the Corporation Counsel may bring civil action to recover, on behalf of the City, civil penalty of not more than $25,000. This bill would also require the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) to receive complaints, create a navigation program, and to gather data and report on the effectiveness of the law.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1017-2015 CBrad S. Lander Establishing protections for freelance workers.IntroductionThis bill would establish and enhance protections for freelance workers. Specifically: the right to written contract, the right to be paid timely and in full and the right to be free of retaliation. The bill would create penalties for violations of these rights, including statutory damages, double damages, injunctive relief and attorney’s fees. Individual cause of action would be adjudicated in state court. Where there is evidence of a pattern or practice of violations, the Corporation Counsel may bring civil action to recover, on behalf of the City, civil penalty of not more than $25,000. This bill would also require the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) to receive complaints, create a navigation program, and to gather data and report on the effectiveness of the law.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1061-2016 *Margaret S. Chin Sale of plants and flowers during the Asian Lunar New Year.IntroductionThis 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.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1061-2016 *Margaret S. Chin Sale of plants and flowers during the Asian Lunar New Year.IntroductionThis 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.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1299-2016 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Certificate of authority to collect state sales tax as required for mobile food vendorsIntroductionThis bill would provide that only applications for a mobile food vendor permit require the production of a certificate of authorization to collect state sales taxes.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1299-2016 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Certificate of authority to collect state sales tax as required for mobile food vendorsIntroductionThis bill would provide that only applications for a mobile food vendor permit require the production of a certificate of authorization to collect state sales taxes.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1303-2016 *Mark Levine Expanding the availability of food vendor permits, creating an office of street vendor enforcement, and establishing a street vendor advisory boardIntroductionThis bill would gradually expand the number of permits to vend food on the streets and sidewalks of New York City, roughly doubling the total number over the course of seven years, with 5% set aside for veterans. It would also create a dedicated vending law enforcement unit, which would exclusively enforce vending laws. It would focus first on those areas of the City with known vending enforcement challenges, and move to all areas as compliance improves. It would also create a street vendor advisory board, which will includes vendors, brick and mortar small businesses, representatives from community groups and city agencies, to examine the rules for duplicative, unclear, or unnecessary provisions.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1303-2016 *Mark Levine Expanding the availability of food vendor permits, creating an office of street vendor enforcement, and establishing a street vendor advisory boardIntroductionThis bill would gradually expand the number of permits to vend food on the streets and sidewalks of New York City, roughly doubling the total number over the course of seven years, with 5% set aside for veterans. It would also create a dedicated vending law enforcement unit, which would exclusively enforce vending laws. It would focus first on those areas of the City with known vending enforcement challenges, and move to all areas as compliance improves. It would also create a street vendor advisory board, which will includes vendors, brick and mortar small businesses, representatives from community groups and city agencies, to examine the rules for duplicative, unclear, or unnecessary provisions.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1334-2016 *Ydanis A. RodriguezPreconsideredPermitting street vendors to vend within three feet from the curb.IntroductionThis bill would require that vendors must place their pushcarts within three feet of the curb.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1334-2016 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez Permitting street vendors to vend within three feet from the curb.IntroductionThis bill would require that vendors must place their pushcarts within three feet of the curb.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1335-2016 *Ydanis A. RodriguezPreconsideredPermitting street vendors to vend 25 feet from a bus stop or taxi stand, and 5 feet from any driveway, subway entrance or crosswalk.IntroductionThis bill would clarify that street vendors must keep the following minimum distances from the following items: 25 feet from any sign identifying a bus stop or taxi stand, in the direction of the bus stop or taxi stand, and 5 feet from any driveway, subway entrance or crosswalk.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1335-2016 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez Permitting street vendors to vend 25 feet from a bus stop or taxi stand, and 5 feet from any driveway, subway entrance or crosswalk.IntroductionThis bill would clarify that street vendors must keep the following minimum distances from the following items: 25 feet from any sign identifying a bus stop or taxi stand, in the direction of the bus stop or taxi stand, and 5 feet from any driveway, subway entrance or crosswalk.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1336-2016 *Ydanis A. RodriguezPreconsideredPermitting food vendors to place items on their vending vehicle or pushcart.IntroductionThis bill would allow food vendors to place items on their vehicle or pushcart.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1336-2016 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez Permitting food vendors to place items on their vending vehicle or pushcart.IntroductionThis bill would allow food vendors to place items on their vehicle or pushcart.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available