File #: Int 1476-2019    Version: Name: Prohibiting the sale of fur apparel.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing
On agenda: 3/28/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the sale of fur apparel
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Mark Levine, Fernando Cabrera , Justin L. Brannan, Helen K. Rosenthal, Robert F. Holden, Brad S. Lander, Daniel Dromm , Antonio Reynoso, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would prohibit the sale or offer for sale of fur apparel, except used fur apparel and fur apparel that is worn as a matter of religious custom. Violations would be punished by a civil penalty of no more than $500 for the first violation, and no less than $500, but no more than $1,500 for subsequent violations. Fur apparel offered for sale, and revenue generated from the sale of fur apparel, would be subject to forfeiture.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1476-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1476, 3. Int. No. 1476, 4. March 28, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-28-19, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 28, 2019, 7. Committee Report 5/15/19, 8. Hearing Testimony 5/15/19, 9. Hearing Transcript 5/15/19, 10. Proposed Int. No. 1476-A - 1/11/21

Proposed Int. No. 1476-A


By The Speaker (Council Member Johnson) and Council Members Levine, Cabrera, Brannan, Rosenthal, Holden, Lander, Dromm, Reynoso, Rodriguez and Ulrich


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the sale of fur apparel


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. Chapter 4 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subchapter 13 to read as follows:



§ 20-699.10 Definitions

§ 20-699.11 Prohibited conduct

§ 20-699.12 Penalties

§ 20-699.13 Injunctive relief

§ 20-699.10 Definitions. For purposes of this subchapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

Commissioner. The term “commissioner” means the commissioner of consumer affairs.

Fur. The term “fur” means any animal skin, in whole or in part, with the hair, fleece or fur fibers attached.

Fur apparel. The term “fur apparel” means any article of clothing or fashion accessory, to be worn on any part of the body, made of fur, in whole or in part.

Used fur apparel. The term “used fur apparel” means any fur apparel that a natural person has acquired for that person’s own use as an article of clothing or fashion accessory.

§ 20-699.11 Prohibited conduct. No person may sell or offer for sale any fur apparel except:

1. Used fur apparel or fur apparel made from fur sourced exclusively from used fur apparel; or

2. Fur apparel that is worn as a matter of religious custom.

§ 20-699.12 Penalties. a. Any person that violates section 20-699.11 on or after the first day of May next succeeding the effective date of the local law that added this subchapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $500 for that person’s first violation and each additional violation occurring on the same day as the first violation, and not less than $500 nor more than $1,500 for each subsequent violation. Violations shall accrue on a daily basis for each item of prohibited fur apparel that is sold or offered for sale.

b. Any fur apparel offered for sale or any revenue generated from fur apparel sold in violation of section 20-699.11 shall be subject to forfeiture upon notice and judicial determination.

§ 20-699.13 Injunctive relief. In addition to any other relief available by law, the commissioner may seek any relief available under article 63 of the civil practice law and rules in a proceeding against any person alleged to be in violation of any provision of this subchapter.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of consumer affairs shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.   



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