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File #: Int 0650-2015    Version: * Name: Requiring the department of consumer affairs to establish a uniform rating system for retail food stores.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs
On agenda: 2/12/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of consumer affairs to establish a uniform rating system for retail food stores.
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Vanessa L. Gibson, Deborah L. Rose, Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would create a uniform rating system for retail food stores, such as grocery stores, convenience stores, bodegas, etc., on their compliance with the consumer affairs title of the administrative code.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 650
Int. No. 650
By Council Members Dromm, Gibson, Rose and Rodriguez
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of consumer affairs to establish a uniform rating system for retail food stores.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
      Section 1. Subchapter two of chapter five of title twenty of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-711.1 to read as follows:
      § 20-711.1. Rating system for retail food stores.  a. Within one hundred and eighty days of the effective date of the local law that added this section, the department shall create a uniform rating system for retail food stores as defined in subdivision b of section five hundred of article twenty-eight of the New York state agriculture and markets law, and shall rate all retail food stores in New York city.  Ratings shall be based on the retail food stores' violations of any of the provisions contained in chapters three, four or five of this title, including, but not limited to, violations related to the following: (i) weighing and measuring devices; (ii) labeling of perishable foods; (iii) display of total selling price, including item or shelf pricing; and (iv) scanner accuracy.
      b. Required posting of rating.  Retail food stores shall conspicuously post such rating in a location, size and style to be determined by the commissioner.
      § 2. This local law shall take effect immediately upon enactment.
 
 
 
Int. No. 793/2012
LS #20
R.C.
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