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File #: Int 2288-2021    Version: * Name: Requiring certain businesses using bicycles for commercial purposes to provide bicycle operators with insulated food delivery bags.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing
On agenda: 4/29/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring certain businesses using bicycles for commercial purposes to provide bicycle operators with insulated food delivery bags
Sponsors: Justin L. Brannan, Carlina Rivera , Margaret S. Chin, Farah N. Louis, Diana Ayala , Brad S. Lander, James G. Van Bramer, Helen K. Rosenthal, Antonio Reynoso, Carlos Menchaca, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would require third-party food delivery services that use bicycle operators to provide those operators with insulated bags at no expense to the bicycle operators.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2288, 2. Int. No. 2288, 3. April 29, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-29-21, 5. Committee Report 6/8/21, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/8/21, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/8/21, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 29, 2021

Int. No. 2288

 

By Council Members Brannan, Rivera, Chin, Louis, Ayala, Lander, Van Bramer, Rosenthal, Reynoso, Menchaca and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring certain businesses using bicycles for commercial purposes to provide bicycle operators with insulated food delivery bags

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 10-157 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 91 for the year 2017, is amended by adding a new definition of “third-party food delivery service” in alphabetical order to read as follows: 

Third-party food delivery service. The term “third-party food delivery service” means any website, mobile application or other internet service that offers or arranges for the sale of food and beverages prepared by, and the same-day delivery or same-day pickup of food and beverages from, no fewer than 20 food service establishments located in the city that are owned and operated by different persons.

§ 2. Section 10-157 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 91 for the year 2017, is amended by adding a new subdivision l to read as follows: 

l. A business using a bicycle for commercial purposes, where that business is a third-party food delivery service, shall provide at its own expense or ensure the availability of an insulated food delivery bag for each of its bicycle operators. Such business may not require any of its bicycle operators to provide an insulated food delivery bag at such operator’s expense. Such insulated food delivery bag must be designed for use in accordance with section 1235 of the vehicle and traffic law.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law. 

 

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LS #16930

4/13/21