File #: Int 1289-2018    Version: * Name: Inspections for bed bugs in theaters.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing
On agenda: 12/11/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to inspections for bed bugs in theaters
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Vanessa L. Gibson, Kalman Yeger , Diana I. Ayala, Alicka Ampry-Samuel
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would direct the commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs, in coordination with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to develop a program for movie theaters to annually certify they are free of bed bugs. Failure to so certify would be punishable by a fine of $1,000.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1289, 2. Int. No. 1289, 3. December 11, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-11-2018, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 11, 2018

Int. No. 1289


By Council Members Levine, Gibson, Yeger, Ayala and Ampry-Samuel


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to inspections for bed bugs in theaters


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subchapter 36 to read as follows:



§20-563 Definitions. As used in this subchapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

“Seat” means any chair, bench, or similar piece of furniture with padding or fabric upholstery made available for public use.

“Theater” means any commercial establishment operated to display motion pictures.

§20-564 Certificate of bed bug inspection. a. Within 180 days of the effective date of the local law that added this section, the department, in cooperation with the department of health and mental hygiene, shall develop standards for inspecting all seats inside a theater for bed bug infestation.

b. Theaters shall certify to the department on an annual basis that their seats have been inspected and are free of bed bug infestation in accordance with standards established in subdivision a of this section.  Failure to certify with the department shall be punishable by a fine of $1,000 for each missed certification.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.



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