File #: Int 0525-2022    Version: Name: Purchase of second-hand catalytic converters.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection
On agenda: 6/16/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the purchase of second-hand catalytic converters
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Justin L. Brannan, Kalman Yeger , Lincoln Restler, Robert F. Holden, Eric Dinowitz, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Nantasha M. Williams, Sandy Nurse, Marjorie Velázquez, Ari Kagan, Julie Menin, Amanda Farías, Lynn C. Schulman, Kevin C. Riley, Farah N. Louis, Rita C. Joseph, Diana I. Ayala, Shahana K. Hanif, Francisco P. Moya, Shekar Krishnan, James F. Gennaro, Mercedes Narcisse, Kamillah Hanks, Linda Lee, Julie Won, Carlina Rivera , Joann Ariola
Council Member Sponsors: 29
Summary: This bill would require that any dealer in second-hand articles who purchases a second-hand catalytic converter obtain and retain information about the vehicle from which the second-hand catalytic converter was removed. The purchaser would be required to obtain information from the seller to verify legal ownership of the vehicle from which the part was removed or that the removal of the part was otherwise authorized, that the second-hand catalytic converter is consistent with one removed from the identified vehicle, and maintain an electronic record of the information provided by the seller. The purchaser would be required to retain the electronic records for at least six years.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 525-B, 2. Summary of Int. No. 525-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 525, 4. Int. No. 525, 5. June 16, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 6. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-16-22, 7. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 16, 2022, 8. Proposed Int. No. 525-A - 10/3/22, 9. Committee Report 10/20/22, 10. Hearing Testimony 10/20/22, 11. Hearing Transcript 10/20/22, 12. Proposed Int. No. 525-B - 11/15/22, 13. Committee Report 11/22/22, 14. Fiscal Impact Statement
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
11/22/2022BGale A. Brewer City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/2022*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/2022*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/2022*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/2022BGale A. Brewer Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/2022*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Public Safety Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/2022*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Public Safety Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/2022*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/2022*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/2022*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/2022*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2022*Gale A. Brewer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2022*Gale A. Brewer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 525-B

 

By Council Members Brewer, Brannan, Yeger, Restler, Holden, Dinowitz, De La Rosa, Sanchez, Williams, Nurse, Velázquez, Kagan, Menin, Farías, Schulman, Riley, Louis, Joseph, Ayala, Hanif, Moya, Krishnan, Gennaro, Narcisse, Hanks, Lee, Won, Rivera and Ariola

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the purchase of second-hand catalytic converters

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subchapter 11 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-268.7 to read as follows:

§ 20-268.7 Purchase of second-hand catalytic converters. a. Before any dealer in second-hand articles as defined by this subchapter, other than a vehicle dismantler, as defined in section 415-a of the vehicle and traffic law, purchases a second-hand catalytic converter, such dealer must obtain from the seller the following information:

1. The year, make, model and vehicle identification number for the vehicle from which the second-hand catalytic converter was removed;

2. A copy of the certificate of title or other documentation indicating that the seller has an ownership interest in the vehicle described in paragraph 1, or where the seller is the owner of a motor vehicle repair shop, as defined in section 398-b of the vehicle and traffic law, and the second-hand catalytic converter was removed by such owner in connection with a repair of the vehicle, the name and address of the owner of such vehicle and copies of all invoices related to such repair; and

3. The unique identifying number of the second-hand catalytic converter, if any.

b. Such dealer must determine that the second-hand catalytic converter is consistent with the manufacturer’s specifications for a catalytic converter from the vehicle identified in the information provided pursuant to subdivision a and must document such determination.

c. Such dealer shall maintain an electronic record of the information provided pursuant to subdivision a for a minimum of six years from the date of the purchase of the second-hand catalytic converter. Such electronic record shall be created by the dealer at the time of each transaction. Such electronic record shall be maintained in a manner to be specified in rules of the police commissioner, which may include the real-time sharing or accessing of such records in an electronic format and/or through use of an internet website designated by the police commissioner. Such records shall be open to the inspection of officers and employees of the department and officers of the fire department or the police department during regular and usual business hours.

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

d. The commissioner may suspend or revoke a second-hand automobile dealer license if the licensee violates section 20-268.1, 20-268.2, 20-268.3, 20-268.4, 20-268.5, 20-268.7, or 20-271 or any rule or regulation issued thereunder, provided, however, that the commissioner shall suspend or revoke a second-hand automobile dealer license upon the third violation by the licensee within three years of the first violation.

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

 

 

 

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