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File #: Int 0164-2018    Version: * Name: Conducting a study on the decline of the number of gas service stations in the city and exploring methods to prevent their further decline.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to conducting a study on the decline of the number of gas service stations in the city and exploring methods to prevent their further decline
Sponsors: Alan N. Maisel, Justin L. Brannan, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: The number of gas service stations appears to be declining in the city, especially in Brooklyn and Queens, creating more difficulties for motorists seeking locations where they can fuel their vehicles. This bill would require the Department of Consumer Affairs to conduct a study on the decline of the number of these gas service stations in the city and to explore and make recommendations for reducing or preventing further decline in the number of such stations.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 164, 2. Int. No. 164, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Committee Report 9/27/18, 5. Hearing Testimony 9/27/18, 6. Hearing Transcript 9/27/18

Int. No. 164

 

By Council Members Maisel, Brannan and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to conducting a study on the decline of the number of gas service stations in the city and exploring methods to prevent their further decline

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Report. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the term “gas service station” means a retail facility or outlet that sells gasoline as fuel for motor vehicles.

b. No later than September 30, 2019, the department of consumer affairs shall submit to the council a report on the state of gas service stations in the city. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to:

1. The number and location of all gas service stations currently operating in the city; the number and location of gas service stations operating in the city 10 years before the enactment of this local law; an analysis of any notable trends or changes in the growth or decline of the number of gas service stations during that timeframe; and an analysis of any notable trends or changes in the location of gas service stations during that timeframe;

2. If a decline in the number of gas service stations is identified, the factors that currently contribute or have contributed to such a decline; which areas of the city are most affected by the decline and how they are affected; why particular areas are more affected than others; and which groups of city residents or workers are affected by the decline and how they are affected; and

3. Recommendations for the preservation of the gas service station industry and for actions that the city might take to counteract and prevent the decline of the number of gas service stations in the city.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

SZ/MN/JJD

LS 11357/Int. 1754-2017

LS 434

12/6/17