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File #: Int 0766-2012    Version: * Name: License requirements for newsstands.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs
On agenda: 2/1/2012
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to license requirements for newsstands.
Sponsors: Inez E. Dickens, Daniel Dromm , Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Daniel R. Garodnick, Sara M. Gonzalez, Robert Jackson, Peter A. Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Rosie Mendez, Jumaane D. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Int. No. 766
 
By Council Members Dickens, Dromm, Ferreras, Garodnick, Gonzalez, Jackson, Koo, Koslowitz, Mendez and Williams  
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to license requirements for newsstands.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
      Section 1.  Subchapter 7 of chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-229.1 to read as follows:
      § 20-229.1 Notice. Within five business days of approving a newsstand license, the commissioner shall notify the affected community board and council member within whose respective district a newsstand shall be located.  
      §2.  Subdivision a of section 20-231 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:  
a. 1. No newsstand shall be within three feet of private property without the consent of the owner of that property.
2. No newsstand applying for a new license on or after March 1, 2012 shall be within twenty-five feet of any existing newsstand.
      §3.  This local law shall take effect immediately upon its enactment.
 
LS# 1247 and 1243
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