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File #: Int 1467-2019    Version: Name: Information about city laws and rules that apply to small businesses.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Small Business
On agenda: 3/13/2019
Enactment date: 8/23/2019 Law number: 2019/155
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to information about city laws and rules that apply to small businesses
Sponsors: Mark Gjonaj , Mark Levine, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlina Rivera , Stephen T. Levin, Ben Kallos, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Robert F. Holden, Andrew Cohen, Bill Perkins, Margaret S. Chin, Paul A. Vallone, Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Summary: This bill would require the Commissioner of Small Business Services to establish a searchable and interactive guide to aid business owners in understanding city laws and rules applicable to businesses, including the applicable licenses, permits, certifications and zoning information. This bill also would require the Department of Small Business Services to update the guide within 30 days of being informed about a change to a law or rule by the agency having primary jurisdiction over such law or rule.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1467-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1467, 3. Int. No. 1467, 4. March 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 3/18/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 3/18/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 3/18/19, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-13-19, 9. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 13, 2019, 10. Proposed Int. No. 1467-A - 8/2/19, 11. Committee Report 7/22/19, 12. Hearing Transcript 7/22/19, 13. July 23, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-23-19
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8/27/2019AMark Gjonaj City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/23/2019AMark Gjonaj Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
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7/23/2019AMark Gjonaj City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/2019*Mark Gjonaj Committee on Small Business Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/2019*Mark Gjonaj Committee on Small Business Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/2019*Mark Gjonaj Committee on Small Business Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/2019AMark Gjonaj Committee on Small Business Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/18/2019*Mark Gjonaj Committee on Small Business Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/18/2019*Mark Gjonaj Committee on Small Business Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/13/2019*Mark Gjonaj City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/13/2019*Mark Gjonaj City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1467-A

 

By Council Members Gjonaj, Levine, Rosenthal, Rivera, Levin, Kallos, Cornegy, Holden, Cohen, Perkins, Chin, Vallone and Louis

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to information about city laws and rules that apply to small businesses

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 22-1002 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 208 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:

§ 22-1002 Online business supports. a. The commissioner shall post on the city’s website online business tools and resources, including but not limited to:

1. Tools provided by the department, which may include accounting, recordkeeping and bookkeeping resources; [and]

2. A searchable and interactive guide to aid current or prospective business owners in understanding city laws and rules applicable to such business, including the applicable licenses, permits, and certifications the owner must obtain. Such guide shall encompass provisions in the administrative code and the rules of the city of New York, including licensing, permitting, and operational requirements, that are applicable to the particular type of business. The guide shall include zoning information and a brief description of applicable regulations and requirements, written in plain language that is likely to be understood by business owners; and 

3. Such other tools and resources as the commissioner may deem appropriate.

b. Within 30 days after the effective date of a change to a law or rule referenced in the guide described in paragraph 2 of subdivision a of this section, the agency having primary jurisdiction over such law or rule shall inform the department of such change. Within 30 days of being informed of such change, the department shall update the guide accordingly.

c. This section shall not be construed to create a private right of action to enforce its provisions or against the city for any action taken to comply with this section. Inadvertent failure of an agency or the department to comply with this section shall not prohibit the enforcement of or be a defense to any violation of any law or rule.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the department of small business services shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of any rules, before such date.

 

 

 

 

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6/18/2019, 6:40 pm