File #: Int 2233-2021    Version: Name: Reducing penalties and allowing opportunities to cure for certain violations.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Small Business
On agenda: 2/25/2021
Enactment date: 7/18/2021 Law number: 2021/080
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reducing penalties and allowing opportunities to cure for certain violations, to repeal chapter 4-B of title 16 of such code, relating to the recycling of plastic carryout bags and film plastic, to repeal section 20-117 of such code, relating to disclosure of a security breach by a licensee of the department of consumer and worker protection, to repeal section 20-118 of such code, relating to notification of the department of consumer and worker protection by a licensee of a judgment regarding identity theft, to repeal section 20-212 of such code, relating to the licenses required to operate an amusement device, gaming caf?, and amusement arcade, to repeal 20-213 of such code, relating to the fees for such licenses, to repeal subchapter 13 of chapter 2 of title 20 of such code, relating to the licensing of auctioneers by the department of consumer and worker protection, to repeal sections 20-297.2, 20-...
Sponsors: Vanessa L. Gibson, Corey D. Johnson, Mark Gjonaj , Robert F. Holden, Diana I. Ayala, Justin L. Brannan, Helen K. Rosenthal, Darma V. Diaz, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Kalman Yeger , James F. Gennaro, Francisco P. Moya, Adrienne E. Adams, Brad S. Lander, Eric Dinowitz, Carlina Rivera , Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Farah N. Louis, Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 19
Summary: This bill would provide civil penalty relief from certain sanitation, health, transportation, consumer affairs, noise control and buildings violations. It would set fixed penalties at the bottom of existing penalty ranges, lower existing penalty ceilings (or sometimes set a lower fixed amount), or lower existing fixed penalties. In certain instances, the bill would allow a cure period for a first violation, or it would eliminate the civil penalty for a first violation. This bill would also clarify that submission of proof of cure for consumer affairs and health violations is an admission of liability only if the proof is accepted by the relevant agency, repeal a number of requirements and prohibitions in the Administrative Code to provide relief for small businesses, and make an administrative change to the storefront registry filing requirement.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2233-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 2233, 3. Int. No. 2233, 4. February 25, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-25-21, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 25, 2021, 7. Committee Report 3/1/21, 8. Hearing Testimony 3/1/21, 9. Proposed Int. No. 2233-A - 6/14/21, 10. Committee Report 6/17/21, 11. Hearing Transcript 6/17/21, 12. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 13. June 17, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-17-21, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 17, 2021, 16. Int. No. 2233-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 19. Local Law 80
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Int. No. 2233-A

 

By Council Members Gibson, The Speaker (Council Member Johnson), Gjonaj, Holden, Ayala, Brannan, Rosenthal, D. Diaz, Brooks-Powers, Yeger, Gennaro, Moya, Adams, Lander, Dinowitz, Rivera, Ampry-Samuel, Louis and Borelli

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reducing penalties and allowing opportunities to cure for certain violations, to repeal chapter 4-B of title 16 of such code, relating to the recycling of plastic carryout bags and film plastic, to repeal section 20-117 of such code, relating to disclosure of a security breach by a licensee of the department of consumer and worker protection, to repeal section 20-118 of such code, relating to notification of the department of consumer and worker protection by a licensee of a judgment regarding identity theft, to repeal section 20-212 of such code, relating to the licenses required to operate an amusement device, gaming café, and amusement arcade, to repeal 20-213 of such code, relating to the fees for such licenses, to repeal subchapter 13 of chapter 2 of title 20 of such code, relating to the licensing of auctioneers by the department of consumer and worker protection, to repeal sections 20-297.2, 20-297.3, and 20-297.4 of such code, relating to the licensing of laundries, to repeal subdivision e of section 20-634 of such code, relating to the collection of written statements from applicants for a license by the commissioner of the department of consumer and worker protection to the advisory task force, to repeal subchapter 16 of chapter 2 of title 20 of such code, relating to the licensing of persons who are conducting a sale of goods, wares or merchandise, to repeal section 20-348 of such code, relating to permitting conduct of games of bingo after 6 p.m. on Sundays, to repeal subchapter 2 of chapter 4 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to the sale of charcoal, to repeal subchapter 4 of chapter 4 of title 20 of such code, relating to the sale of chopped meat, to repeal subchapter 6 of chapter 4 of title 20 of such code, relating to the sale of processed meats or meat products, to repeal subchapter 9 of chapter 4 of title 20 of such code, in relation to the sale of plumbing fixtures that do not comply with section 604.4 of the New York city plumbing code, to repeal subchapter 10 of chapter 4 of title 20 of such code, in relation to the sale of water supply control valves, to repeal subchapter 11 of chapter 4 of title 20 of such code, in relation to the sale of gauges that utilize mercury, to repeal section 20-713 of such code, in relation to the display of the current selling price of prescription drugs

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 10-121 of the administrative code of the city of New York, subdivision a of such section as amended by local law number 2 for the year 2003, subdivision b of such section as amended by local law number 29 for the year 2003, subdivision e of such section as added by local law number 111 for the year 1993 and subdivision g of such section as added by local law number 2 for the year 2003, is amended to read as follows:

§ 10-121 Violation. a. Any person convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of section 10-119 or 10-120 of the code shall be punished by a fine of not less than seventy-five dollars nor more than one hundred fifty dollars, for the first offense and not less than one hundred fifty dollars nor more than two hundred fifty dollars for the second and each subsequent offense within a twelve month period, plus the cost of the removal of the unauthorized signs, imprisonment for not more than ten days, or both; provided, however, that subdivision b of section 10-119 of the code shall not apply with respect to criminal prosecutions brought pursuant to this subdivision.

b. In the instance where the notice of violation, appearance ticket or summons is issued for breach of the provisions of section 10-119 [or 10-120] of the code and sets forth thereon civil penalties only, such process shall be returnable to the environmental control board, which shall have the power to impose the civil penalties of [not less than] seventy five dollars [nor more than one hundred fifty dollars] for the first offense and [not less than] one hundred fifty dollars [nor more than two hundred fifty dollars] for the second and each subsequent offense within a twelve month period. Anyone found to have violated the provisions of section 10-119 [or 10-120], in addition to any penalty imposed, shall be responsible for the cost of the removal of the unauthorized signs. Anyone found to have violated section 10-119 of this chapter by affixing any handbill, poster, notice, sign or advertisement to a tree by means of nailing or piercing the tree by any method shall have an additional penalty imposed equal to the amount of the original penalty.

c. In the instance where the notice of violation, appearance ticket or summons is issued for breach of the provisions of section 10-120 of the code and sets forth thereon civil penalties only, such process shall be returnable to the environmental control board, which shall have the power to impose a civil penalty of not less than seventy five dollars nor more than one hundred fifty dollars for the first offense and not less than one hundred fifty dollars nor more than two hundred fifty dollars for the second and each subsequent offense within a twelve month period. Anyone found to have violated the provisions of section 10-120, in addition to any penalty imposed, shall be responsible for the cost of the removal of the signs that were torn down, defaced or destroyed.

d. In the event that a violator fails to answer such notice of violation, appearance ticket or summons within the time provided therefor by the rules and regulations of the environmental control board, he or she shall become liable for additional penalties. The additional penalties shall not exceed fifty dollars for each violation.

[d]e. Any person found in violation of any of the provisions of section 10-119 or 10-120 of the code shall be liable for a civil penalty as provided for in [subdivision] subdivisions b and c of this section.

[e]f. Liability and responsibility for any civil penalty imposed pursuant to this section for any violation of section 10-119 or 10-120 of the code shall be joint and severable on the part of any corporation found to be liable and responsible and its officers, principals, and stockholders owning more than ten percent of its outstanding voting stock.

g. For the purposes of imposing a criminal fine or civil penalty pursuant to this section, every handbill, poster, notice, sign or advertisement pasted, posted, painted, printed or nailed in violation of section 10-119 of the code or torn down, defaced or destroyed in violation of section 10-120 of the code, shall be deemed to be the subject of a separate violation for which a separate criminal fine or civil penalty shall be imposed.

§ 2. Subdivision b of section 10-127 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

b. Vehicles, markings of. Every commercial vehicle operating on the streets of the city shall at all times display permanently, plainly marked on both sides in letters and any numerals [not less than three inches in height] in accordance with section 390.21 of title 49 of the code of federal regulations, the name [and address] of the owner thereof. The commissioner of transportation may promulgate rules imposing requirements or prohibitions relating to such markings, or both, applicable to such commercial vehicles, provided that any such requirements or prohibitions imposed by such commissioner shall not be more restrictive than any requirements or prohibitions applicable to such vehicles set forth in section 390.21 of title 49 of the code of federal regulations.

§ 3. Subdivisions c and d of section 10-169 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 67 for the year 2014, are amended to read as follows:

c. Any person who violates the provisions of paragraph two of subdivision b of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty recoverable in a proceeding before the environmental control board of [two hundred fifty] one hundred dollars for the first offense and [five] three hundred fifty dollars for each subsequent offense within any eighteen-month period. Any person who violates the provisions of paragraph two of subdivision b of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto by attaching or enclosing by any means any publicly accessible collection bin to or on any city property, or property maintained by the city, or on any public sidewalk or roadway, shall be liable for a civil penalty recoverable in a proceeding before the environmental control board of [five hundred] three hundred fifty dollars for the first offense and [one thousand] eight hundred fifty dollars for each subsequent offense within any eighteen-month period. For purposes of this section, each publicly accessible collection bin placed on any city property, or property maintained by the city, or on any public sidewalk or roadway, shall be deemed a separate violation.

d. Any person who violates the provisions of paragraphs one, four or five of subdivision b of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto shall be liable for a civil penalty recoverable in a proceeding before the environmental control board of fifty dollars for the first offense and one hundred dollars for each subsequent offense within any eighteen-month period.

§ 4. Subdivision i of section 11-208.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 157 for the year 2019, is amended to read as follows:

i. The owner of a ground floor or second floor commercial premises, including of a designated class one property, as such terms are defined in subdivision a of section 11-3001, shall be required to file registration statements and supplemental registrations pursuant to subdivisions b, c and d of such section, [as part of] with the income and expense statement required to be submitted pursuant to this section.

§ 5. Subdivision f of section 11-3001 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 157 for the year 2019, is amended to read as follows:

f. The department of finance shall require the registration statements and supplemental registration required to be filed pursuant [this] to subdivisions b, c and d of this section to be filed [as part of] with the income and expense statement required to be submitted to such department pursuant to section 11-208.1.

§ 6. Paragraph (i) of subdivision d of section 16-116 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 153 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

 (i) Except as provided in paragraph (ii) of this subdivision, violation of any of the provisions of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto shall be punishable by a civil penalty of not less than fifty nor more than one hundred dollars, provided that a [first-time] violation of subdivision (b) of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto by any owner, lessee or person in control of a commercial establishment shall be [mitigated to zero dollars if, on or before the initial return date stated on the notice of violation, such owner, lessee or person submits proof of having cured the violation at the hearing of such notice of violation. Any notice of violation, appearance ticket or summons issued for a violation of this section shall be returnable before the environmental control board which shall impose the penalty herein provided] punishable by a civil penalty of fifty dollars.

§ 7. Paragraph a of subdivision 9 of section 16-118 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 137 for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:

a. (1) not less than 50 and not more than 250 dollars for a first violation, except that the civil penalty shall be not less than 250 and not more than 350 dollars for a second violation of subdivision [3,] 4 or 6 of this section within any 12 month period, and not less than 350 and not more than 450 dollars for a third or subsequent violation of subdivision [3,] 4 or 6 of this section within any 12 month period;

(2) notwithstanding subparagraph (1) of paragraph a of this subdivision, 50 dollars for a first violation of paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 or of subdivision 3 of this section, or of any rules promulgated pursuant thereto, 100 dollars for a second violation of such paragraph or subdivision or of any rules promulgated pursuant thereto within any 12 month period, and 100 dollars for a third or subsequent violation of such paragraph or subdivision or of any rules promulgated pursuant thereto within any 12 month period;

§ 8. Subdivision f of section 16-120 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 135 for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:

f. Any person violating the provisions of this section, except subdivision e, shall be liable for a civil penalty of [not less than $25 nor more than $100] $50 for the first violation, [not less than] $100 [nor more than $200] for a second violation within any twelve-month period, and [not less than] $200 [nor more than $300] for a third or subsequent violation within any twelve-month period. Any person violating the provisions of paragraph (1) of subdivision e of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty of $100 for the first violation, $250 for a second violation within any twelve-month period, and $350 for a third or subsequent violation within any twelve-month period. Any person violating the provisions of paragraph (2) of subdivision e of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty $75 for the first violation, $300 for a second violation within any twelve-month period, and $400 for a third or subsequent violation within any twelve-month period.

§ 9. Subdivision e of section 16-127 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

e. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be liable and responsible for a civil penalty of [not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred] fifty dollars.

§ 10. Chapter 1 of title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 16-143 to read as follows:

§ 16-143. Corrective action request program. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the term “corrective action request” or “CAR” means a formal notice by the department that a condition is in violation of this title and that a request is being made for action to be taken by the respondent to whom such notice is addressed to correct the condition so described.

b. No later than October 1, 2021, the commissioner shall create a program for the issuance of corrective action requests for certain first-time violations of this title.                     

c. Corrective action request. 1. The corrective action request shall provide notice of the nature of the violation and that the law authorizes civil penalties for such violation.

2. The department shall issue a corrective action request to a person in lieu of a notice of violation for a condition that would violate, for the first time, the following sections of this chapter:

(a) Paragraphs (1), (2), (4) and (5) of subdivision b of section 10-169;

(b) Subdivision b of section 16-116; and

(c) Subdivision g of section 16-308.                     

3. A corrective action request may be served by either of the following means:

(a) Personal service; or

(b) Service in accordance with clause (ii) of subparagraph (a) of paragraph 2 of subdivision d of section 1049-a of the charter of the city of New York. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, service pursuant to this subparagraph shall be complete on the date a copy of the corrective action request is mailed to the respondent.

4. Any corrective action requested by a corrective action request shall be performed within 30 days of service of such request pursuant to paragraph 3 of this subdivision, unless issuance of such corrective action request is protested as provided herein.

5. Within 14 days after the date of service of the corrective action request pursuant to paragraph 3 of this subdivision, unless a different time is specified on such request, the respondent may protest the issuance of such request in the manner described on such request.

6. Protests shall be reviewed by the department and a final determination of the protest shall be made within a reasonable period of time.

d. On or before July 1, 2022, the commissioner shall report to the speaker of the council and the mayor about the program established pursuant to this section. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:

1. The number of corrective action requests issued and the resolution of such requests;

2. The number of notices of violations issued for the violations described in paragraph 2 of subdivision c.

3. The impact of the program on operations of the department, street cleanliness, and quality of life; and

4. Any recommendations for improvement of such program.

§ 11. Subdivisions b and f of section 16-324 of the administrative code of the city of New York, subdivision b as amended by local law number 77 for the year 2013 and subdivision f as added by local law number 142 for the year 2013, are amended to read as follows:

b. Any person who violates subdivision g of section 16-308 of this chapter or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto shall be liable for a civil penalty in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars for the first violation, [one thousand] five hundred dollars for the second violation committed within a twelve-month period, and [two thousand five hundred] one thousand dollars for the third and each subsequent violation committed within a twelve-month period.

f. Any person who violates section 16-329 of this chapter or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto shall be liable for a civil penalty recoverable in a civil action brought in the name of the commissioner, the commissioner of health and mental hygiene or the commissioner of consumer affairs, or in a proceeding before the environmental control board, the health tribunal at the office of administrative trials and hearings, or the administrative tribunal of the department of consumer affairs, in the amount of [two] one hundred fifty dollars for the first violation, [five] two hundred fifty dollars for the second violation committed on a different day within a period of twelve months, and [one thousand] five hundred dollars for the third and each subsequent violation committed on different days within a period of twelve months[, except that the department, the department of health and mental hygiene, and the department of consumer affairs shall not issue a notice of violation, but shall issue a warning and provide information on replacement material, for any violation that occurs before January first, two thousand sixteen].

§ 12. Chapter 4-B of title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is REPEALED.

§ 13. Section 17-144 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§ 17-144 Nuisances; who is liable. a. It is hereby declared to be the duty, of which there shall be a joint and several liability, of every owner, part owner, person interested, and every lessee, tenant, and occupant, of, or in, any place, water, ground, room, stall, apartment, building, erection, vessel, vehicle, matter and thing in the city, and of every person conducting or interested in business therein or thereat, and of every person who has undertaken to clean any place, ground or street therein, and of every person, public officer, and board having charge of any ground, place, building or erection therein, to keep, place and preserve the same and every part, and the sewerage, drainage and ventilation thereof in such condition, and to conduct the same in such manner that it shall not be dangerous or prejudicial to life or health, subject to the health code and orders of the department.

b. A food service establishment that violates this section or any rule promulgated thereunder in a manner that does not present an imminent health hazard or public health hazard, as such terms are defined in section 81.03 of the health code of the city of New York, shall be subject to a civil penalty of $500; except that such food service establishment shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such food service establishment proves to the satisfaction of the department, within seven days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a food service establishment that has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A food service establishment may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the food service establishment has not submitted proof of a cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 14. Section 17-192 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new subdivisions d, e and f to read as follows:

d. Labels required. Food service establishments and mobile food unit commissaries shall comply with the requirements set forth in subdivision (c) of section 81.08 of the health code of the city of New York regarding labeling for food products containing artificial trans fat.

e. Penalties. Any food service establishment or mobile food unit commissary that violates any of the provisions of this section or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto by the department shall be liable for a civil penalty of $100. Where a food service establishment or mobile food unit commissary is found to have violated this section or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto by the department, the department shall commence a proceeding to recover any civil penalty authorized by this section by the service of a summons returnable to the office of administrative trials and hearings.

f. Cure permitted. Any food service establishment or mobile food unit commissary that violates this section or any rules promulgated thereunder shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such establishment or commissary proves to the satisfaction of the department, within seven days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a person who has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A person may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the person has not submitted proof of a cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 15. Subdivision d of section 17-199.11 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 75 for the year 2019, is amended to read as follows:

d. Any food service establishment that violates any of the provisions of this section or any rule promulgated thereunder by the department shall be liable for a civil penalty [not to exceed $200] of $100. Where a person is found to have violated this section or any rule promulgated thereunder by the department, the department shall commence a proceeding to recover any civil penalty authorized by this section by the service of a summons returnable to the office of administrative trials and hearings.

§ 16. Section 17-199.11 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision f to read as follows:

f. Any food service establishment that violates this section or any rules promulgated thereunder shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such person proves to the satisfaction of the department, within seven days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a person who has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A person may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the person has not submitted proof of a cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 17. Subdivision c of section 17-325 of the administrative code of the city of New York, paragraph 2 as amended by local law number 38 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

c. 1. In addition to the penalties prescribed by subdivision a of this section, any person who violates, or any person aiding another to violate, the provisions of subdivision a, b, or c of section 17-307 of this subchapter shall be liable for a civil penalty of not less than one hundred fifty dollars nor more than one thousand dollars together with a penalty of one hundred dollars per day for every day during which the unlicensed business operated.

2. In addition to the penalties prescribed by subdivision b of this section, any person who violates any of the provisions of this subchapter, other than subdivision a, b, or c of section 17-307, or any of the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder shall be liable for a civil penalty as follows:

(a) For the first violation, a penalty of [not less than] twenty-five [nor more than fifty] dollars.

(b) For the second violation issued for the same offense within a period of two years of the date of a first violation, a penalty of [not less than] fifty dollars [nor more than one hundred dollars].

(c) For the third violation issued for the same offense within a period of two years of the date of a first violation, a penalty of [not less than] one hundred dollars [nor more than two hundred and fifty dollars], in addition to the remedy provided for in subdivision f of section 17-317 of this subchapter.

(d) For any subsequent violations issued for the same offense within a period of two years of the date of a first violation, a penalty of [not more than five hundred] two hundred fifty dollars.

3. Notwithstanding paragraph 2 of this subdivision, any person that violates subdivision c of section 17-311 by failing to firmly affix a current letter grade or letter grade pending card to a vending vehicle or pushcart in a conspicuous place as required by rules of the department shall be liable for a civil penalty of five hundred dollars.

4. Any person that violates section 17-311 or subdivisions a or b of section 17-315, or any rules promulgated thereunder, shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such person proves to the satisfaction of the department, within seven days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a person who has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of section 17-311 or subdivisions a or b of section 17-315, or any rules promulgated thereunder. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A person may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the person has not submitted proof of a cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 18. Section 17-377 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 5 for the year 2015, is amended to read as follows:

[§17-377] § 17-377 Permit to be kept on premises; mutilation prohibited. a. A permit shall be kept on the premises designated on the permit.

[It] b. Such permit shall be placed in a clean, transparent cover or frame and displayed in such a manner as to be clearly visible to the public.

[It] c. Such permit shall be available for inspection at all times by the department.                                                                d. No person shall mutilate, obstruct or tear down [a] such permit.

§ 19. Section 17-381 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 5 for the year 2015, is amended to read as follows:

[§17-381] § 17-381 Penalties. a. Any person found in violation of any provision of this subchapter, other than subdivision b of section 17-377, or any provision of any rule promulgated thereunder shall be subject to a civil penalty of five hundred dollars per day for each such violation. Each violation in connection with the sale of more than one animal shall be deemed a separate violation with respect to each animal offered for sale. A notice of violation served pursuant to this section shall be returnable at the environmental control board or any tribunal established within the office of administrative trials and hearings as designated by the commissioner.

b. Any person found in violation of subdivision b of section 17-377 or any provision of any rule promulgated thereunder shall be subject to a civil penalty of one hundred dollars per day for each such violation.

c. Any person that violates subdivision b of section 17-377 or any rule promulgated thereunder shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such person proves to the satisfaction of the department, within seven days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a person who has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of subdivision b of section 17-377 or any rules promulgated thereunder. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A person may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the person has not submitted proof of a cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 20. Subdivision e of section 17-508 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 147 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:

e. 1. Every person who violates subdivisions a or b of this section shall, for a first violation thereof, be liable for a civil penalty of not less than two hundred dollars nor more than four hundred dollars; for a second violation, both of which were committed within a period of twelve months, be liable for a civil penalty of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars; and for a third or subsequent violation, all of which were committed within a period of twelve months, be liable for a civil penalty of not less than one thousand dollars nor more than two thousand dollars. Notwithstanding any provision of law in this paragraph to the contrary, where a person prohibits smoking and the use of electronic cigarettes in all indoor places of employment pursuant to subdivision a of section 17-504, and such person is in compliance with subdivision a of section 17-506 of this chapter, a violation of subdivision b of this section by such person for failure to comply with subdivision f of section 17-504 through failure to post a smoking and electronic cigarette use policy in the workplace shall, for a first violation thereof, make such person liable for a civil penalty of fifty dollars; for a second violation thereof, both of which were committed within a period of twelve months, liable for a civil penalty of one hundred dollars; and for a third or subsequent violation thereof, all of which were committed within a period of twelve months, liable for a civil penalty of one hundred fifty dollars.

2. Where a person prohibits smoking and the use of electronic cigarettes in all indoor places of employment pursuant to subdivision a of section 17-504, and such person is in compliance with subdivision a of section 17-506 of this chapter, such person shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a violation of subdivision b of this section for failure to comply with subdivision f of section 17-504 through failure to post a smoking and electronic cigarette use policy if such person proves to the satisfaction of the department, within thirty days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a person who has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of subdivision b of this section by failing to comply with subdivision f of section 17-504 through failure to post a smoking and electronic cigarette use policy or any rule or regulation issued thereunder. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A person may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the person has not submitted proof of a cure within fifteen days of receiving written notification of such determination.

3. Every person who violates subdivision d of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty of one hundred dollars for each violation, except that every person who violates subdivision d of this section by smoking, or using an electronic cigarette, in a pedestrian plaza as prohibited by paragraph seven of subdivision c of section 17-503 or in a park or other property under the jurisdiction of the department of parks and recreation as prohibited by paragraph three of subdivision d of section 17-503 shall be liable for a civil penalty of fifty dollars for each violation. Every owner of a class A multiple dwelling who violates subdivision d-1 of this section, and every tenant-shareholder, condominium unit owner and tenant who violates subdivision d-2 of this section, shall be liable for a civil penalty of one hundred dollars for each violation, provided that a violation of paragraph two, three or four of subdivision d-1 shall be considered a single violation regardless of whether such owner failed to disclose a smoking policy, to provide notification of adoption of such policy or a material change to such policy, or to make available copies of such policy to more than one person.

§ 21. Subdivision b of section 17-513.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 147 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:

b. Class A multiple dwelling smoking policy requirement. The civil penalty provided in paragraph 3 of subdivision e of section 17-508 shall be the sole remedy for violation of subdivision d-1 or d-2 of such section.

§ 22. Chapter 13 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-1307 to read as follows:

§ 17-1307 Penalties. a. Any child care service found in violation of section 17-1303 or any provision of any rule promulgated thereunder shall be subject to a civil penalty of $500 for each such violation.

b. Any applicant for a new or renewal permit to operate a child care service found in violation of section 17-1304, or of any provision of any rule promulgated thereunder, for failing to disclose whether a serious injury or the death of a child in its care shall be subject to a civil penalty of $1,000 for each such violation.

c. Any child care service that violates section 17-1303 or any rule promulgated thereunder shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such child care service proves to the satisfaction of the department, within seven days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a child care service that has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of section 17-1303 or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A child care service may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the child care service has not submitted proof of a cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 23. Section 17-1501 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 90 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

§ 17-1501 Definitions. As used in this [Chapter] chapter, the following terms [shall] have the following meanings:

[a. “Consultative inspection”] Consultative inspection. The term “consultative inspection” means an educational sanitary inspection of a food service establishment that shall not result in fines or a grade.

[b. “Covered languages”] Covered languages. The term “covered languages” means Chinese, English, Haitian Creole, Korean, Bengali, Russian and Spanish, and any other language determined by the department.

[c. “Critical violations”] Critical violations. The term “critical violations” [shall have] has the meaning it is given in section 23-01 of title 24 of the rules of the city of New York.

[d. “Food service establishment”] Food service establishment. The term “food service establishment” means any establishment inspected pursuant to the restaurant grading program established pursuant to subdivision a of section 81.51 of the health code of the city of New York.

[e. “Food service establishment inspector”] Food service establishment inspector. The term “food service establishment inspector” means any individual employed by the department who as part of his or her duties conducts inspections of food service establishments pursuant to subdivision a of section 81.51 of the health code of the city of New York.

Food worker. The term “food worker” has the meaning it is given in section 81.03 of the health code of the city of New York.

[f. “General violations”] General violations. The term “general violations” [shall have] has the meaning it is given in section 23-01 of title 24 of the rules of the city of New York.

Grade card. The term “grade card” has the meaning it is given in section 23-01 of title 24 of the rules of the city of New York.

Grade pending card. The term “grade pending card” has the meaning it is given in section 23-01 of title 24 of the rules of the city of New York.

[g. “Imminent health hazard or public health hazard” shall have] Imminent health hazard or public health hazard. The term “imminent health hazard or public health hazard” has the meaning it is given in section 81.03 of the health code of the city of New York.

[h. “Initial inspection”] Initial inspection. The term “initial inspection” means the first sanitary inspection within an inspection cycle.

[i. “Inspection cycle”] Inspection cycle. The term “inspection cycle” means a series of related inspections of food service establishments consisting of at least an initial inspection and including, if triggered by the initial or any subsequent inspections within that cycle, a reinspection and any compliance inspections conducted by the department because of a previous inspection score in that cycle.

[j. “Notice of violation”] Notice of violation. The term “notice of violation” means a written notice issued by a food service establishment inspector alleging that there was a violation of law or regulation at the food service establishment on the day of the food service establishment inspection.

[k. “Sanitary inspection”] Sanitary inspection. The term “sanitary inspection” means any on-site review by the department of a food service establishment's physical facilities, food handling operations, equipment, sanitary condition, maintenance, and worker hygiene practices. The term may include, but shall not be limited to include, initial, reinspection, compliance and pre-permit inspections.

§ 24. Section 17-1507 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 138 for the year 2019, is amended to read as follows:

§ 17-1507 Required healthy eating information. a. Every food service establishment that sells food for consumption on its premises shall display public information messaging created by the department pursuant to subdivision b of this section in a conspicuous location within such establishment.

b. The department shall create public information messaging on healthy eating for all consumer, including but not specific to, individuals with diet-related conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. Such messaging shall include, but not be specific to, the risks of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake. The department shall make such messaging available to food service establishments in each of the designated citywide languages as defined in section 23-1101.

c. Any [person who] food service establishment that violates subdivision a of this section, or any rules promulgated pursuant to this section, shall be liable for a civil penalty of not more than $500, recoverable in a proceeding before any tribunal established within the office of administrative trials and hearings or within any agency of the city of New York designated to conduct such proceedings.

d. Any food service establishment that violates subdivision a of this section or any rules promulgated thereunder shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such food service establishment proves to the satisfaction of the department, within seven days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a food service establishment that has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A food service establishment may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the food service establishment has not submitted proof of a cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 25. Chapter 15 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-1508 to read as follows:

§ 17-1508 Posting, signage and display violations. a. A food service establishment shall post a grade card or grade pending card in accordance with the requirements set forth in subdivision (b) of section 81.51 of the health code of the city of New York.

b. A food service establishment that fails to display or conspicuously display a grade card or grade pending card in violation of subdivision a of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of $500.

c. Except as provided by subdivision b of this section, a food service establishment that violates this chapter, chapter 1 of this title or any rule or provision of the health code of the city of New York promulgated pursuant to either chapter, failing to post or conspicuously post a sign, poster, image, card or other required information, or by failing to display or conspicuously display any permit, license or certification, shall be subject to a civil penalty of $100; except that such food service establishment shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such food service establishment proves to the satisfaction of the department, within 7 days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a food service establishment that has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A food service establishment may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the food service establishment has not submitted proof of a cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

d. Subdivision c of this section does not apply to any violation by a food service establishment of this chapter, or chapter 1 of this title, or any rule or provision of the health code of the city of New York promulgated pursuant to either chapter, for failure to post a sign, poster, image, card or other required information to the extent the department determines that the posting of such sign, poster, image, card or other required information is required in order to mitigate a risk of immediate death or serious injury to the general public or patrons of such establishment.

§ 26. Chapter 15 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new sections 17-1509, 17-1510, 17-1511, 17-1512, 17-1513, 17-1514, 17-1515, 17-1516, 17-1517 and 17-1518 to read as follows:

§ 17-1509 Food protection. a. A person who is charged with the management or supervision of the operations of a food service establishment shall comply with the requirements set forth in subdivision (a) of section 81.15 of the health code of the city of New York regarding a food protection course and certification.

b. A food service establishment that violates subdivision a of this section or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto shall be subject to a civil penalty of $400.

§ 17-1510 Personal hygiene and other food protection. a. Hair coverings. 1. A food worker shall comply with the requirements set forth in subdivision (b) of section 81.13 of the health code of the city of New York regarding hair restraints.

2. A food service establishment that violates this subdivision or any rule promulgated thereunder shall be subject to the following penalties: for one or two such employees observed without hair coverings, $100; for three such employees observed without hair coverings, $125; and for four or more such employees observed without hair coverings, $150; except that there shall be a civil penalty of $0 imposed upon a food service establishment for a first-time violation of this subdivision or any rule or regulation issued thereunder. The notice of violation for such first-time violation shall inform the food service establishment of the provision of law or rule that the department believes the food service establishment violated, describes the conditions or activity that is the basis for the notice of violation, and advise the food service establishment that the law authorizes civil penalties for such violation and that subsequent violations may result in the imposition of such civil penalties.

b. Eating and drinking. 1. A food worker shall comply with the requirements of subdivision (h) of section 81.13 of the health code of the city of New York regarding eating and drinking.

2. A food service establishment that violates this subdivision or any rule promulgated thereunder shall be subject to the following penalties: for one or two such employees observed to be in violation of this subdivision, $100; for three such employees observed to be in violation of this subdivision, $125; and for four or more such employees observed to be in violation of this subdivision, $150; except that there shall be a civil penalty of $0 imposed upon a food service establishment for a first-time violation of this subdivision or any rule or regulation issued thereunder. The notice of violation for such first-time violation shall inform the food service establishment of the provision of law or rule that the department believes the food service establishment violated, describe the conditions or activity that is the basis for the notice of violation, and advise the food service establishment that the law authorizes civil penalties for such violation and that subsequent violations may result in the imposition of such civil penalties.

c. Storage of sanitizing cloths. 1. A food service establishment shall store cloths used for the sanitizing of food contact and non-food contact surfaces in accordance with the requirements set forth in subdivision (c) of section 81.27 of the health code of the city of New York.

2. A food service establishment that violates this subdivision or any rule promulgated thereunder shall be subject to a civil penalty of $100; except that there shall be a civil penalty of $0 imposed upon a food service establishment for a first-time violation of this subdivision or any rule or regulation issued thereunder. The notice of violation for such first-time violation shall inform the food service establishment of the provision of law or rule that the department believes the food service establishment violated, describe the conditions or activity that is the basis for the notice of violation, and advise the food service establishment that the law authorizes civil penalties for such violation and that subsequent violations may result in the imposition of such civil penalties.

§ 17-1511 Pests and garbage. a. Food service establishments shall conduct daily inspections for pests, as defined in subdivision (d) of section 151.01 of the health code of the city of New York, in accordance with the requirements set forth in subdivision (b) of section 81.23 of the health code of the city of New York.

b. Food service establishments shall comply with the requirements set forth in subdivisions (a) and (c) of section 81.24 of the health code of the city of New York pertaining to garbage and waste disposal.

c. A food service establishment that violates this section or any rule promulgated pursuant to this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of $100; except that such food service establishment shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such food service establishment proves to the satisfaction of the department, within 7 days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a food service establishment that has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A food service establishment may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the food service establishment has not submitted proof of a cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 17-1512 Food packages. a. A food service establishment shall comply with the requirements set forth in subdivision (b) of section 81-07 of the health code of the city of New York regarding food packaging.

b. A food service establishment that violates this section or any rule promulgated thereunder shall be subject to a civil penalty of $200.

c. Notwithstanding subdivision b of this section, a food service establishment that violates this section or any rule promulgated thereunder by failing to discard or return to the package distributor, or to segregate from other food packages, food packages that are dented but not swollen, leaking, rusted or otherwise damaged, shall be subject to a civil penalty of $50; except that there shall be a civil penalty of $0 imposed upon a food service establishment for such a violation that occurs for the first time. The notice of violation for such first-time violation shall inform the food service establishment of the provision of law or rule that the department believes the food service establishment violated, describe the conditions or activity that is the basis for the notice of violation, and advise the food service establishment that the law authorizes civil penalties for such violation and that subsequent violations may result in the imposition of such civil penalties.

§ 17-1513 Food contact surfaces. a. A food service establishment shall comply with the requirements set forth in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of section 81.17 of the health code of the city of New York pertaining to food contact surfaces.

b. A food service establishment that violates this section or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto shall be subject to a civil penalty of $100; except that such food service establishment shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such food service establishment proves to the satisfaction of the department, within 7 days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a food service establishment that has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A food service establishment may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the food service establishment has not submitted proof of a cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 17-1514 Plumbing. a. A food service establishment shall comply with the requirements set forth in section subdivisions (a) and (b) of section 81.20 regarding potable waste and disposal of sewage and liquid waste.

b. A food service establishment that violates this section or any rule promulgated pursuant to this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of $100; except that such food service establishment shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such food service establishment proves to the satisfaction of the department, within seven days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a food service establishment that has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A food service establishment may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the food service establishment has not submitted proof of a cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 17-1515 Lighting. a. A food service establishment shall comply with the requirements set forth in subdivision (a) of section 81.19 of the health code of the city of New York regarding lighting.

b. A food service establishment that violates this section or any rule promulgated pursuant to this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of $100; except that such food service establishment shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such food service establishment proves to the satisfaction of the department, within seven days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a food service establishment that has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A food service establishment may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the food service establishment has not submitted proof of cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 17-1516 Non-food contact surfaces. a. A food service establishment shall comply with the requirements set forth in subdivision (e) of section 81.17 of the health code of the city of New York regarding non-food contact surfaces.

b. A food service establishment that violates this section or any rule promulgated pursuant to this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of $100; except that such food service establishment shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such food service establishment proves to the satisfaction of the department, within seven days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a food service establishment that has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A food service establishment may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the food service establishment has not submitted proof of a cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 17-1517 Bulbs. a. A food service establishment shall comply with the requirements set forth in subdivision (b) of section 81.19 regarding light bulb shielding.

b. A food service establishment that violates this section or any rule promulgated pursuant to this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of $100; except that such food service establishment shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such food service establishment proves to the satisfaction of the department, within seven days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a food service establishment that has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A food service establishment may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the food service establishment has not submitted proof of a cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 17-1518 Rules. The commissioner may promulgate rules as necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter.

§ 27. Section 17-1707 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 5 for the year 2015, is amended to read as follows:

§ 17-1707 Violations and fines. a. Any person found in violation of any provision of this chapter, other than subdivision c of section 17-1703 of this chapter, or any provision of any rule promulgated thereunder shall be subject to a civil penalty of five hundred dollars per day for each such violation. Each violation in connection with the sale of more than one animal shall be deemed a separate violation with respect to each animal offered for sale. A notice of violation served pursuant to this section shall be returnable at the environmental control board or any tribunal established within the office of administrative trials and hearings as designated by the commissioner.

b. Any person found in violation of subdivision c of section 17-1703 of this chapter or any provision of any rule promulgated thereunder shall be subject to a civil penalty of one hundred dollars per day for each such violation. A notice of violation served pursuant to this section shall be returnable at the environmental control board or any tribunal established within the office of administrative trials and hearings as designated by the commissioner.

c. Any person that violates subdivision c of section 17-1703 or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto shall not be subject to a civil penalty for a first-time violation if such person proves to the satisfaction of the department, within seven days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a person who has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of subdivision c of section 17-1703 or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A person may seek review, in the office of administrative trials and hearings, of the determination that the person has not submitted proof of a cure within 15 days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 28. Section 19-108 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 104 for the year 1993, is amended to read as follows:

§ 19-108 Display of permit. a. A copy of any permit issued pursuant to this subchapter shall be kept on the site of the opening or use or at the designated field headquarters of the work with respect to which the permit was issued and shall be presented upon demand of a police officer or any authorized officer or employee of the department or of any other city agency.

b. Corrective action request. If the commissioner finds that a permittee has violated this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto for the first time, the commissioner shall notify the permittee of such violation and request that action be taken to correct such violation in such a manner within 30 days and shall afford such permittee an opportunity to contest the commissioner’s finding in a manner set forth in the rules of the department. The commissioner may assess a fee for the administrative expense and the expense of additional inspections which the department may incur as a result of such violation.

§ 29. Subchapter 1 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-124.1 to read as follows:

§ 19-124.1 Banners. a. Permit required. It shall be unlawful to install, place, affix or attach a banner on any property within the jurisdiction of the department without first obtaining a permit from the commissioner.

b. Permit conditions. The commissioner may issue permits for the display of banners promoting cultural exhibits and events or public or historical events which foster tourism or enhance the image of the city. The commissioner may issue permits to business improvement districts, local development corporations or other organizations that have received commercial revitalization program funds from the department of small business services, otherwise known as CRP fund recipients, within the past year for the display of banners within the areas of the business improvement district, local development corporation or CRP fund recipient that are designed to provide information about such areas to the general public.

c. Advertising prohibited. Banners shall contain no advertisements. The trade name or logo of the sponsor of the event may be placed on the banner but shall occupy no more than ten percent of the banner in total. It shall be unlawful to install, place, affix or attach a banner on any property within the jurisdiction of the department which contains a sponsor trade name or logo without the specific prior authorization of the commissioner.

d. Obstruction of egress prohibited. No part of any banner shall be located beneath a fire escape or so located as to obstruct operation of fire escape drop ladders or counterbalanced stairs or so as to obstruct any exit from a building.

e. Rules. The commissioner may, except as otherwise provided by law, promulgate rules pertaining to banner permit conditions, permit fees, permit transferability and permit revocation, and for the design, installation, inspection, maintenance, and removal of banners on any property within the jurisdiction of the department as the commissioner may deem necessary for the safety and convenience of the public.

f. Corrective action request. If the commissioner finds that any person has violated subdivision c of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto for the first time, the commissioner shall notify such person of such violation and request that action be taken to correct such violation in such a manner within 30 days and shall afford such person an opportunity to contest the commissioner’s finding in a manner set forth in the rules of the department. The commissioner may assess a fee for the administrative expense and the expense of additional inspections which the department may incur as a result of such violation.

§ 30. Section 19-127 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 104 for the year 1993, is amended to read as follows:

§ 19-127 Use of hand trucks on the streets. a. It shall be unlawful for any person to use hand trucks for commercial purposes upon any street unless each hand truck shall have attached thereon a sign or plate displaying the name and address of the owner of the hand truck, in letters not less than one inch in size.

b. Corrective action request. If any person violates subdivision a of this section or any rules promulgated pursuant thereto for the first time, the commissioner shall notify such person of such violation and request that action be taken to correct such violation in such a manner within 30 days and shall afford such person an opportunity to contest the commissioner’s finding in a manner set forth in the rules of the department. The commissioner may assess a fee for the administrative expense and the expense of additional inspection which the department may incur as a result of such violation.

§ 31. Subparagraph (b) of paragraph 6 of subdivision f of section 19-128.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 36 for the year 2004, is amended to read as follows:

(b) Any owner or person in control of one or more newsracks found by the board to have failed to certify, or to have failed to accurately demonstrate that such owner or person repainted or used best efforts to remove graffiti and other unauthorized writing, painting, drawing, or other markings or inscriptions, as required by paragraph one of subdivision e of this section, or failed to comply with any other requirements of such paragraph, or failed to comply with any provision of paragraph two of subdivision c of this section, or failed to maintain insurance as required by subdivision d of this section, shall be liable for a civil penalty determined in accordance with the number of newsracks such person owns or controls as follows:

Number of newsracks owned or controlled by such person

A violation of paragraph one of subdivision e, paragraph two of subdivision c or subdivision d of this section

Up to and including ninety-nine [newracks] newsracks

Two hundred fifty [to five hundred] dollars

More than ninety-nine and less than two hundred fifty newsracks

Three hundred seventy-five to seven hundred fifty dollars

More than two hundred forty-nine and less than five hundred newsracks

Seven hundred fifty to one thousand five hundred dollars

More than four hundred ninety-nine and less than seven hundred fifty newsracks

One thousand one hundred twenty-five to two thousand two hundred fifty dollars

More than seven hundred forty-nine and less than one thousand newsracks

One thousand five hundred to three thousand dollars

One thousand or more newsracks

Two thousand to four thousand dollars

§ 32. Subdivision a of section 19-150 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 4 for the year 2011, is amended to read as follows:

a. In addition to or as an alternative to the penalties set forth in section 19-149, any person who violates any of the provisions of this subchapter, or of section 24-521 of the code, or any order issued by or rule promulgated by the commissioner pursuant thereto or the terms or conditions of any permit issued pursuant thereto, or who causes, authorizes or permits such violation shall be liable for a civil penalty for each violation as provided in subdivision b. In the case of a continuing violation, each day's continuance shall be a separate and distinct offense[, except that in the case of a violation of section 19-133.1, failure to remove an ATM booth pursuant to an order issued in accordance with subdivision c of section 19-133.1 shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than two thousand five hundred dollars nor greater than five thousand dollars for the first day of such violation and a civil penalty of five thousand dollars for every five days beyond the first day that such violation shall be in effect, and provided further that there shall be rebuttable presumption that the ATM booth has remained in place during each such five-day period] unless otherwise provided in this subchapter.

§ 33. Paragraph 1 of subdivision b of section 19-150 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 5 for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:

1. Except as otherwise provided in [subdivision c of this section] this subchapter, such civil penalty shall be determined in accordance with the following schedule:

Section of the Administrative Code

Maximum Civil Penalty (dollars)

19-102

10,000

19-107

10,000

19-108

75

19-109

10,000

19-111

5,000

19-112

5,000

19-113

5,000

19-115

5,000

19-116

5,000

19-117 [subd](a)

10,000

19-119

10,000

19-121

10,000

19-122

5,000

19-123

10,000

19-124 (a)

300

19-124 (b)

75

19-124 (e)

75

19-124.1 (a)

450

19-124.1 (c)

75

19-125 (a)

300

19-125 (c)

150

19-126

10,000

19-127

75

19-128

5,000

19-133

5,000

19-133.1

10,000

19-135

5,000

19-136 (j)

300

19-137

5,000

19-138

5,000

19-139

10,000

19-141

5,000

19-144

10,000

19-145

10,000

19-146

5,000

19-147

10,000

19-148

5,000

24-521

10,000

All other [Provisions] provisions of this subchapter and rules or orders relating thereto

5,000

 

§ 34. Sections 20-117 and 20-118 of the administrative code of the city of New York are REPEALED.

§ 35. Chapter 1 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-119 to read as follows:

§ 20-119 Penalties. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, any person who violates any provision of this chapter or any rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of: (i) one hundred seventy-five dollars for the first violation (ii) three hundred dollars for the second violation committed; and (iii) five hundred dollars for the third and any subsequent violation committed except that a person shall be subject to a civil penalty of zero dollars for a first-time violation of paragraph 2 of subdivision d of section 20-104 or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder, if such person proves to the satisfaction of the department, within thirty days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a person who has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of paragraph 2 of subdivision d of section 20-104 or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A person may seek review, in the department's administrative tribunal or the tribunal to which the department has delegated its adjudicatory authority, of the determination that the person has not submitted proof of a cure within fifteen days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 36. Subchapter 3 of chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is renumbered as subchapter 3-A of chapter 4 of title 20 of such code, and sections 20-211, 20-214, 20-215, and 20-216 are renumbered as sections 20-626, 20-627, 20-628, and 20-629 respectively, and the heading of subchapter 3 of chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law 72 for the year 1995, is amended to read as follows:

SUBCHAPTER [3]3-A

AMUSEMENT DEVICES, ARCADES AND OPERATORS

§ 37. Sections 20-212 and 20-213 of the administrative code of the city of New York are REPEALED.

§ 38. Subdivisions h and i of section 20-626 of the administrative code of the city of New York, section 20-626 as renumbered by section thirty-six of this local law, subdivision h as added by local law number 72 for the year 1995 and subdivision i as added by local law number 58 for the year 2005, are amended to read as follows:

[h. “Affected community board” means the community board in which an amusement device or amusement arcade would be located if a license were to be granted pursuant to this subchapter.]

[i.] h. “Gaming cafe” is a place where, for a fee charged directly or indirectly, persons are provided access to three or more computers or electronic devices in which game software has been installed by or for the owner or operator for the purpose of playing a game on the premises.

§ 39. Section 20-627 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 72 for the year 1995, paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision a and subdivisions c and d as amended by local law number 58 for the year 2005, paragraph (3) of subdivision c as amended by local law number 45 for the year 2013 and paragraph (4) of subdivision c as added by local law number 59 for the year 2005, and as renumbered by section thirty-six of this local law, is amended to read as follows:

§ 20-627 [License requirements. a. Generally. (1) The application shall be made on a form to be provided by the commissioner and shall include such information as the commissioner shall deem pertinent.

(2) Every amusement device owner, gaming cafe owner or amusement arcade owner must submit to the department either a valid certificate of occupancy or an equivalent document duly issued by the department of buildings stating that the premises in which such amusement device, gaming cafe or amusement arcade is to be located is situated in an area which is zoned to permit such use or a valid, current permit or special permit has been granted by the appropriate city agency permitting such use at the given location. If such permit or special permit shall expire or be terminated for any reason during the pendency of any license, the licensee shall present to the department a new permit or special permit authorizing such continued use of the premises for an amusement device, gaming cafe or amusement arcade. If such new permit or special permit is not presented within ten days of the expiration of the prior permit or special permit, such amusement device license, gaming cafe or amusement arcade license shall be terminated automatically and without any requirement of notice or hearing by the department.

(3) Within fifteen days of receipt of a new application for a license to operate an amusement device, gaming cafe or an amusement arcade, the commissioner shall give notice of such new application to the affected community board and the council member for that district. The affected community board shall have fifteen days from receipt of the notification to comment on such application to the department.

(4) The commissioner shall promptly notify the affected community board and the council member for that district of the final disposition of any license application that was subject to comment by the community board under paragraph three of this subdivision.

b. Amusement Devices] Amusement devices. a. Requirements for amusement devices.

(1) [In order to apply for an amusement device license, the amusement device owner must present to the department a completed application at least thirty days before the amusement device is to be operated.

(2)] Every amusement device owner must [submit with his or her license application for an amusement device proof that he or she has purchased] purchase insurance or [posted] post cash or other security in an amount not less one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence or a bond in an amount not less than two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) in the aggregate against liability for injury to persons arising out of the use of the amusement device. In addition, [the application must be accompanied by the] every amusement device owner must maintain in such owner’s possession for display at the commissioner’s request certificates of insurance for workers’ compensation and disability coverage.

[(3)] (2) Every amusement device owner must [submit proof that] ensure that all such amusement devices have undergone an inspection [of the amusement device was made] by the department of buildings, and that such amusement [device] devices have passed an elevator and/or electrical control inspection, prior to the [issuance or renewal of a license] first instance of operation of any such amusement devices.

[(4)] (3) Every portable amusement device shall be equipped with a stairway on either or both sides thereof so that the stairway in use at any time for access to or egress from such portable amusement device shall at all times be within a reasonable distance from the sidewalk, such distance to be determined at the discretion of the commissioner. The operator of such portable amusement device shall not at any time permit any person to be admitted to the portable amusement device or to depart therefrom except by the stairway.

                     (4) Notification of accidents. Every amusement operator shall provide notice to the department of any accident relating to an amusement device within twenty-four hours after the occurrence of such accident, or immediately after such accident if any person sustains an injury requiring medical treatment or dies as a result of such accident. The commissioner shall set by rule the form and content of such notice and the manner in which such notice shall be transmitted to the department.

[c.] b. Amusement [Arcades and Gaming Cafes] arcades and gaming cafes.

(1) [The commissioner, at the time an amusement arcade or gaming cafe license application is made, may prescribe conditions for the operation of such amusement arcade or gaming cafe in order to minimize adverse effects on the surrounding area, including, but not limited to, prescribing hours of operation and requirements for security and supervision. After a license is granted, the commissioner may prescribe such conditions from time to time upon notice and opportunity to be heard.

(2)] Each player-operated amusement device located within an amusement arcade or gaming cafe shall display a sign or signs, located and designed so as to be discernible by all players and prospective players, setting forth the rules of play, including the price of each game.

[(3)] (2) Where the amusement arcade or gaming cafe owner or the amusement operator in the amusement arcade or gaming cafe offers free games or prizes, signs shall be required to set out with clarity the number of wins or the score required to obtain a free game or prize; provided, however, that no amusement arcade or gaming cafe owner or amusement operator in the amusement arcade or gaming cafe shall offer money prizes or awards or such other prizes or awards which are redeemable or may be redeemed in money at the amusement arcade or gaming cafe or any other establishment, or which may be used as a credit or allowance or which may be exchanged for any money, credit or allowance. [Any license to operate an amusement arcade or gaming cafe issued pursuant to subdivision c of section 20-212 of this subchapter shall be revoked, after notice and hearing, where (i) the department finds that the owner or operator of such arcade or cafe or an employee thereof has permitted on the premises of such arcade or cafe the offering or distribution of such prizes or awards; or (ii) the owner or operator of such arcade or cafe, or an employee thereof, is convicted of violating any section of article 225 of the penal law or of a lesser offense in satisfaction of a criminal charge pursuant to article 225 of the penal law, for conduct occurring on the premises of such arcade or cafe.]

[(4)] (3) No amusement arcade or gaming cafe owner or operator shall permit persons under the age of eighteen, unless such persons are otherwise exempt under New York State Education Law, to enter or remain in an amusement arcade or gaming cafe between the hours of nine a.m. through three p.m. on weekdays during the regularly scheduled school year for public schools. Such owners shall prominently display a sign stating that, unless exempt by New York State Education Law, persons under eighteen years of age are not to enter or remain on the premises at such times and that the truancy laws of the state of New York will be enforced.

[d.] c. Placement and [Operation] operation. No amusement device or player-operated amusement device or group of amusement devices and/or player-operated amusement devices shall be placed or operated in such a manner as to obstruct, or cause by the congregating of persons, an obstruction to, or interfere with, any public corridor or passageway, or to obstruct the entrance or exit to any premises. No amusement device or player-operated amusement device or group of amusement devices and/or player-operated amusement devices shall be placed on a public sidewalk in front of or adjacent to an amusement arcade or gaming cafe.

§ 40. Subdivision e of section 20-629 of the administrative code of the city of New York, section 20-629 as renumbered by section thirty-six of this local law, and subdivision e as amended by local law number 86 for the year 2009, is amended to read as follows:

e. Any person who violates the provisions of this section or any rules promulgated hereunder shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor. In addition, the commissioner may, upon due notice, hold hearings to determine whether violations of the provisions of this section have occurred. Such notice shall contain a concise statement of the facts constituting the alleged violation and shall set forth the date, time and place of the hearing. Upon a finding of a violation of the provisions of this section, the commissioner shall be authorized to impose a civil penalty [of not more than five hundred dollars] as provided in section 20-630 of this subchapter.

§ 41. Subchapter 3-A of chapter 4 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-630 to read as follows:

§ 20-630 Penalties. a. Any person who violates any provision of this subchapter or any rules promulgated pursuant to this subchapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of: (i) one hundred seventy-five dollars for the first violation; (ii) three hundred dollars for the second violation; and (iii) five hundred dollars for the third and any subsequent violation; except that a person shall be subject to a civil penalty of zero dollars for a first violation of subdivision a or d of 20-629 of this subchapter or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder, if such person proves to the satisfaction of the department, within thirty days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a person who has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of subdivision a or d of section 20-629 of this subchapter or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A person may seek review, in the department's administrative tribunal, of the determination that the person has not submitted proof of a cure within fifteen days of receiving written notification of such determination.

b. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, a civil penalty of zero dollars shall be imposed for a first violation of subdivision c of section 20-629 of this subchapter or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder. The notice of violation for such first-time violation shall inform the respondent of the provision of law or rule that the department believes the respondent has violated, describe the condition or activity that is the basis for the notice of violation, and advise the respondent that the law authorizes civil penalties for such violation and that subsequent violations may result in the imposition of such civil penalties. Any person who violates subdivision c of section 20-629 of this subchapter or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder shall be subject to a civil penalty of one hundred seventy-five dollars for a second violation and a civil penalty of three hundred dollars for a third or subsequent violation.

c. Notwithstanding subdivision a of this section, any person who violates paragraph (4) of subdivision a of section 20-627 or any rules promulgated pursuant to this subchapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of five hundred dollars.

§ 42. Subdivisions a and b of section 20-227.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 8 for the year 2003, are amended to read as follows:

a. Any person found to be operating an unlicensed sidewalk cafe shall be liable for a civil penalty of [at least] two hundred [and not more than one thousand] dollars for the first violation, [at least] and two hundred [and not more than one thousand] dollars for each additional violation occurring on the same day; and [at least] five hundred [and not more than two thousand] dollars for the second violation and each subsequent violation at the same place of business within a two-year period. For purposes of this section, any violation for operating an unlicensed sidewalk cafe shall be included in determining the number of violations by any subsequent license holder at the same place of business unless the subsequent license holder provides the department with adequate documentation demonstrating that the subsequent license holder acquired the premises or business through an arm’s length transaction as defined in subdivision f of this section and that the sale or lease was not conducted, in whole or in part, for the purpose of permitting the original license holder to avoid the effect of violations on the premises.

b. Any holder of a license found to be operating a sidewalk cafe in violation of this subchapter, the terms and conditions of such license and/or a revocable consent or rules promulgated by the commissioner pursuant to this subchapter, shall be liable for a civil penalty of [at least] two hundred [and not more than one thousand] dollars for the first violation, [at least] and two hundred [and not more than one thousand] dollars for each additional violation occurring on the same day; and [at least] five hundred [and not more than two thousand] dollars for the second violation, and [at least] one thousand [and not more than four thousand] dollars for each subsequent violation at the same place of business within a two-year period. In addition, for a third violation occurring on a different day and all subsequent violations occurring on different days at the same place of business within a two-year period, any person licensed to operate a sidewalk cafe at such place of business shall be subject to suspension or revocation of his or her sidewalk cafe license for such place of business. For purposes of this section, any such violation by any license holder at a place of business shall be included in determining the number of violations by any subsequent license holder at the same place of business unless the subsequent license holder provides the department with adequate documentation demonstrating that the subsequent license holder acquired the premises or business through an arm's length transaction as defined in subdivision f of this section and that the sale or lease was not conducted, in whole or in part, for the purpose of permitting the original license holder to avoid the effect of violations on the premises. A sidewalk cafe license shall be suspended or revoked at the same hearing at which a person is found liable for a third violation or subsequent violations at the same place of business within a two-year period.

§ 43. Section 20-227.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision i to read as follows:

i. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of this section, any person found to be operating an unlicensed sidewalk café or any holder of a license found to be operating a sidewalk cafe in violation of this subchapter, the terms and conditions of such license or a revocable consent, or rules promulgated by the commissioner pursuant to this subchapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of zero dollars for a first violation, if such person or holder of a license proves to the satisfaction of the department, within thirty days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to such person or holder of a license who has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of this subchapter or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. Such person or holder of a license may seek review, in the department's administrative tribunal, of the determination that such person or holder of a license has not submitted proof of a cure within fifteen days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 44. Section 20-232 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§ 20-232 Revocation. In addition to any other basis for revoking, a newsstand license may be revoked upon a finding by the commissioner that the location listed in [the] such license was not utilized for a period of two consecutive months or more or that the newsstand licensee is not using the stand primarily for the sale of newspapers and periodicals. If the commissioner chooses to exercise such power of revocation, the commissioner shall first notify the licensee of an anticipated revocation in writing and afford the licensee thirty days from the date of such notification to correct the condition. The commissioner shall notify the licensee of such thirty-day period in writing. If the licensee proves to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the condition has been corrected within such thirty-day period, the commissioner shall not revoke such license. The commissioner shall permit such proof to be submitted to the commissioner electronically or in person. The licensee may seek review by the commissioner of the determination that the licensee has not submitted such proof within fifteen days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 45. Subdivision d of section 20-240.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 153 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

d. Any person who violates the provisions of this section or section 20-237 shall be considered to be an unlicensed general vendor or an unlicensed food vendor and shall be subject to the penalty and enforcement provisions of either subchapter [twenty-five] twenty-seven of chapter two of this title or subchapter two of chapter three of title seventeen of the code, whichever is applicable; except that a person shall not be subject to the civil penalty described above for a first-time violation of subdivision b of section 20-237 and any rule or regulation [issued] promulgated thereunder, if such person proves to the satisfaction of the department within thirty days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that he or she has cured the violation. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof of compliance shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a person who has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of subdivision b of section [20-327] 20-237 or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted to the department electronically or in person. A person may seek review, in the department's administrative tribunal, of the determination that the person has not submitted proof of a cure within fifteen days of receiving written notification of such determination.

§ 46. Subchapter 7 of chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-241.2 to read as follows:

§ 20-241.2 Penalties. a. Any person who violates any provision of this subchapter or any rules promulgated pursuant to this subchapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of: (i) one hundred seventy-five dollars for the first violation; (ii) three hundred dollars for the second violation; and (iii) five hundred dollars for the third and any subsequent violation.

b. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of this section, a person shall be subject to a civil penalty of zero dollars for a first violation of (i) restrictions imposed pursuant to section 20-231 relating to the display or offering for sale of merchandise from any public space adjacent to a newsstand or from any portion of a newsstand exterior, the affixation of materials to a newsstand or the location of sales made at a newsstand; (ii) paragraph 1 of subdivision h of section 20-231 or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder; (iii) subdivision i of section 20-231 or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder; (iv) subdivision b of section 20-233 of this subchapter or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder, or (v) subdivision (a) of section 2-66 of title 6 of the rules of the city of New York, if such person proves to the satisfaction of the department, within thirty days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a person who has received, for the first time, a notice of violation for any violation described in (i) through (v). The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A person may seek review, in the department's administrative tribunal, of the determination that the person has not submitted proof of a cure within fifteen days of receiving written notification of such determination.

c. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of this section, a civil penalty of zero dollars shall be imposed for a first violation of subdivision b of section 20-231 of this subchapter or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder. The notice of violation for such first-time violation shall inform the respondent of the provision of law or rule that the department believes the respondent has violated, describe the condition or activity that is the basis for the notice of violation, and advise the respondent that the law authorizes civil penalties for such violation and that subsequent violations may result in the imposition of such civil penalties. Any person who violates subdivision b of section 20-231 of this subchapter or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder shall be subject to a civil penalty of one hundred seventy-five dollars for a second violation and a civil penalty of three hundred dollars for a third or subsequent violation.

§ 47. Subchapter 8 of chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-247.1 to read as follows:

§ 20-247.1 Penalties. Any person who violates any provision of this subchapter or any rules promulgated pursuant to this subchapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of: (i) one hundred seventy-five dollars for the first violation; (ii) three hundred dollars for the second violation committed; and (iii) five hundred dollars for the third and any subsequent violation committed.

§ 48. Section 20-249 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 19 for the year 2007, subdivision j of such section as added by local law number 53 for the year 2009, is amended to read as follows:

§ 20-249 Definitions. Whenever used in this subchapter:

[a. “Family member” shall mean] Family member. The term “family member” means a member of the immediate family, including, but not limited to, a spouse, domestic partner, sibling, child, grandchild, parent or grandparent.

[b. “Owned” or “owns” shall mean] Owned or owns. The term “owned” or “owns” means possession with good legal title, or possession under a lease, reserve title contract, conditional sales agreement or vendor's agreement or similar agreement.

[c. “Pedicab” shall mean] Pedicab. The term “pedicab” means a bicycle as defined in the vehicle and traffic law or other device that is designed and constructed to transport or carry passengers, that is solely propelled by human power, and that is operated to transport passengers for hire.

[d. “Pedicab owner” or “owner” shall mean] Pedicab owner or owner. The term “pedicab owner” or “owner” means any person who owns one or more pedicabs in the city of New York.

[e. “Pedicab business” or “business” shall mean] Pedicab business or business. The term “pedicab business” or “business” means a pedicab owner who operates or authorizes the operation of one or more pedicabs in the city of New York.

[f. “Pedicab business license” shall mean] Pedicab business license. The term “pedicab business license” means a license issued by the commissioner pursuant to section 20-250.

[g. “Pedicab driver” shall mean] Pedicab driver. The term “pedicab driver” means any natural person who propels and operates a pedicab in the city of New York.

[h. “Pedicab driver license” shall mean] Pedicab driver license. The term “pedicab driver license” means a license issued by the commissioner to a pedicab driver to operate a pedicab.

[i. “Person” shall mean] Person. The term “person” means any natural person, firm, partnership, joint venture, corporation or association.

[j. “Registration plate” shall mean] Registration plate. The term “registration plate” means a unique identification tag issued by the commissioner pursuant to section 20-255.

§ 49. Subdivision b of section 20-263 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 19 for the year 2007, is amended to read as follows:

b. Any person who violates any provision of this subchapter or any rules promulgated pursuant to this subchapter shall be subject to a civil penalty [that shall not be] of: (1) [less than] two hundred [nor more than five hundred] dollars for the first violation and for each additional violation committed on the same day; (2) [less than] five hundred [nor more than one thousand] dollars for the second violation committed, and each additional violation committed on the same day, within a [one year] one-year period; and (3) [less than] one thousand [nor more than four thousand] dollars for the third and any subsequent violation committed, and each additional violation committed on the same day, within a [one year] one-year period; provided that any person who violates section 20-253, paragraph 6 or 7 of subdivision b or subdivision d or e of section 20-259, or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder, shall be subject to a civil penalty of: (1) five hundred dollars for the first violation; (2) one thousand dollars for the second violation committed, and each additional violation committed on the same day, within a one-year period; and (3) four thousand dollars for the third and any subsequent violation committed, and each additional violation committed on the same day, within a one-year period; and provided further that a person shall be subject to a civil penalty of zero dollars for a first violation of paragraph 13, 14 or 15 of subdivision a of section 20-254 or subdivision d or e of section 20-255 or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder, or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to subdivision b of section 20-265 of this subchapter, if such person proves to the satisfaction of the department, within thirty days of the issuance of the notice of violation and prior to the commencement of an adjudication of the violation, that the violation has been cured. The submission of proof of a cure, if accepted by the department as proof that the violation has been cured, shall be deemed an admission of liability for all purposes. The option of presenting proof that the violation has been cured shall be offered as part of any settlement offer made by the department to a person who has received, for the first time, a notice of violation of paragraph 13, 14 or 15 of subdivision a of section 20-254 or subdivision d or e of section 20-255 of this subchapter or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder, or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to subdivision b of section 20-265 of this subchapter. The department shall permit such proof to be submitted electronically or in person. A person may seek review, in the department's administrative tribunal, of the determination that the person has not submitted proof of a cure within fifteen days of receiving written notification of such determination. The pedicab business that authorizes the operation of such pedicab shall be jointly and severally liable with the pedicab driver thereof, for the penalties imposed by this section.

§ 50. Subdivision b of section 20-275 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 197 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:

b. Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, any person who violates any of the provisions of this subchapter or any rule or regulation issued thereunder shall be subject to a civil penalty of [not more than] $175 for the first violation, $300 for the second violation and $500 for [each] the third and any subsequent violation; except that a person shall not be subject to such civil penalty for a first-time violation of section 20-270 or 20-271 of this subchapter or any rule or regulation issued thereunder, if such person proves to the