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File #: Int 1060-2009    Version: * Name: Suspension of licenses.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 8/20/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to suspension of licenses.
Sponsors: Erik Martin Dilan, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Kendall Stewart, Larry B. Seabrook, (by request of the Mayor)
Council Member Sponsors: 5
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12/31/2009*Erik Martin Dilan City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/20/2009*Erik Martin Dilan City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/20/2009*Erik Martin Dilan City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1060

 

By Council Members Dilan, Comrie, Stewart and Seabrook (by request of the Mayor)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to suspension of licenses.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Item 12 of section 28-401.19 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, is amended to read as follows:

12.  [Conviction] Indictment for or conviction of a criminal offense where the underlying act arises out of the individual’s regulated activities or professional dealings with the city or any other governmental entity,

§2.  Section 28-401.19.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law 33 for the year 2007, is amended to read as follows:

§28-401.19.1 Notice and hearing.  The commissioner shall not revoke or suspend a license or certificate of competence for any cause or impose any other sanction on a licensee unless and until the holder has been given at least five calendar days prior written notice and an opportunity to be heard.  However, when the public safety may be imminently jeopardized the commissioner shall have the power, pending a hearing and determination of charges, to forthwith suspend any license [for a period not exceeding five working days] without such prior notice and  opportunity to be heard except that after such suspension, upon request of the license holder, a hearing shall be provided on the charges within twenty calendar days after the receipt of such request by the department or with respect to a suspension based on a criminal indictment, the earlier of twenty calendar days after the department’s receipt of a request for such hearing from the licensee or five working days following the department’s receipt of  notice from the licensee of the termination of the criminal proceeding in the licensee’s favor.  In such case where public safety would not be jeopardized, the administrative law judge assigned to hear the matter may lift the suspension pending the determination of the disciplinary charges.   

§3.  This local law shall take effect immediately.