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File #: Int 1008-2015    Version: * Name: Use of near field communication technology for payments to the city.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Technology
On agenda: 11/24/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of near field communication technology for payments to the city
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Vincent J. Gentile
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require that contactless transaction technology be installed, or available, wherever in-person credit card payments to the city are currently made.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1008, 2. November 24, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1008

By Council Members Levine and Gentile

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of near field communication technology for payments to the city

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 11 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 11-138 to read as follows:

§ 11-138 Contactless transactions. a. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

Contactless transaction. The term “contactless transaction” means a communication between two devices, separated by 20 centimeters or less, in which a short range radio signal is used to transmit transaction data from payee to recipient.

Municipal payment. The term “municipal payment” means a payment of a fine, civil penalty, tax, fee, rate, rent, charge or other amount to the city.

Municipal point of transaction device. The term “Municipal point of transaction device” means a terminal, kiosk or other device used to accept or process an in-person credit card transaction for a municipal payment.

b. No later than January 1, 2017, any municipal point of transaction device shall either be capable of conducting contactless transactions or be co-located with a municipal point of transaction device capable of conducting contactless transactions. Such contactless transaction features may be used for transactions involving the communication of credit card information or any other form of payment authorized under law and accepted by the city. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any existing municipal point of transaction device for which the installation of a contactless transaction feature, replacement with a contactless transaction municipal point of transaction device, or co-location with a contactless transaction municipal point of transaction device would be cost prohibitive or technologically unfeasible, provided that, upon the replacement of such device, it shall be replaced with a municipal point of transaction device capable of conducting contactless transactions.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

 

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