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File #: Int 2003-2020    Version: * Name: City agencies to issue a one-time waiver of license renewal fees where the holders of such licenses were prohibited from working during the COVID-19 emergency.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 7/28/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring city agencies to issue a one-time waiver of license renewal fees where the holders of such licenses were prohibited from working during the COVID-19 emergency
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: Due to the government mandated emergency closures of several businesses due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many holders of city-issued licenses were prohibited from carrying out licensed activity. This bill requires city agencies to provide a one-time waiver of renewal fees for any license holder that could not work for a period of 30 days or more due to an emergency executive order during the COVID-19 state of emergency. City agencies responsible for renewing such licenses must provide information on the fee waiver on their websites. Likewise, the Mayor must provide to the Council a list of all occupational licenses that are eligible for a fee waiver within 30 days of the effective date of this local law.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2003, 2. Int. No. 2003, 3. July 28, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-28-20

Int. No. 2003

 

By Council Members Levine and Yeger

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring city agencies to issue a one-time waiver of license renewal fees where the holders of such licenses were prohibited from working during the COVID-19 emergency

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Emergency waiver of license fees. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this local law, the following terms have the following meanings:

Agency. The term “agency” means an agency as defined in section 1-112 of the administrative code of the city of New York.

COVID-19 state of emergency. The term “COVID-19 state of emergency” means the period of time covered by the emergency declared pursuant to the governor’s executive order number 202 for the year 2020, as such order may be extended, until such declaration has expired with respect to the city of New York.

Occupational license. The term “occupational license” means any license or permit issued to a person by an agency pursuant to local law for a fee that authorizes such person to provide goods or services to members of the general public.

Occupational licensee. The term “occupational licensee” means a person who holds an occupational license.

Person. The term “person” means a person as defined in section 1-112 of the administrative code of the city of New York.

b.  Any person that was prohibited from utilizing such person’s occupational license for a period of 30 days or more pursuant to an emergency executive order issued pursuant to section 24 or 29-a of the executive law during the declared COVID-19 state of emergency is eligible for a one-time waiver of the renewal fee for such license, provided that such license was valid and active on March 1, 2020. Such fee waiver shall be made available to all such occupational licensees during the first renewal period following the effective date of this local law.

c. The website of any agency that issues occupational licenses covered by the fee waiver established by subdivision b of this section shall include a notice explaining the fee waiver on the webpage or pages that provide information about the applicable occupational license or licenses.

d. The mayor shall send to the speaker of the council a list of all occupational licenses covered by subdivision b of this section no later than 30 days after the effective date of this local law.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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