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File #: Int 1075-2009    Version: * Name: Requiring retail stores to have lights off when closed.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 9/17/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring retail stores to have lights off when closed.
Sponsors: James F. Gennaro, Charles Barron, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Annabel Palma, James Sanders, Jr., Melissa Mark-Viverito, Rosie Mendez
Council Member Sponsors: 8

Int. No. 1075

 

By Council Members Gennaro, Barron, Gonzalez, James, Palma, Sanders Jr., Mark-Viverito and Mendez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring retail stores to have lights off when closed.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     

Section 1. Chapter 7 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-911 to read as follows:

§20-911 Requiring stores to have lights off when closed a. For purposes of this section, “store” shall mean any store other than a “small store” as defined in subdivision a of section 20-910 of this chapter.

b. All stores shall have the interior lights of such store off during times when no individuals are present within such store.  However, this section shall not apply to exit or emergency lighting or any lights required specifically to prevent the spoilage of merchandise.

c. Any stores found to have violated such section shall be subject to a civil penalty recoverable at the environmental control board of one thousand dollars for each violation.

§2. This local law shall take effect immediately upon enactment.

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