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File #: Int 1434-2019    Version: * Name: Prohibiting the use of underage persons in compliance checks by the department of consumer affairs.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing
On agenda: 2/13/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the use of underage persons in compliance checks by the department of consumer affairs
Sponsors: Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would prohibit the Department of Consumer Affairs from sending underage persons into retail establishments to attempt to purchase age-restricted goods or services as a form of checking compliance with laws prohibiting such sales.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1434, 2. Int. No. 1434, 3. February 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-13-19

Int. No. 1434

 

By Council Member Rodriguez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the use of underage persons in compliance checks by the department of consumer affairs

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Paragraph d of section 20-104 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

d.   (1) The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall be authorized to conduct investigations, to issue subpoenas, to receive evidence, to hear complaints regarding activities for which a license is or may be required, to take depositions on due notice, to serve interrogatories, to hold public and private hearings upon due notice, to take testimony and to promulgate, amend and modify procedures and practices governing such proceedings.

(2) In the course of investigations pursuant to subparagraph (1) of this section, the department shall not use underage persons for the purposes of testing compliance with laws restricting the sale of goods or services based on age, or accept evidence from same provided by another department or agency.

§ 2.  This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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