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File #: Int 0030-2010    Version: * Name: Prohibiting general vendors from leaving pushcarts, stands or goods unattended.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs
On agenda: 2/11/2010
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting general vendors from leaving pushcarts, stands or goods unattended.
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Margaret S. Chin, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, Annabel Palma, Michael C. Nelson, Jessica S. Lappin, Daniel Dromm , Daniel J. Halloran III, Peter A. Koo
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Int. No. 30
 
By Council Members Brewer, Chin, Ferreras, Gentile, James, Palma, Nelson, Lappin, Dromm, Halloran and Koo
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting general vendors from leaving pushcarts, stands or goods unattended.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Section 20-465 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subsection r to read as follows:
r.  No general vendor shall leave his or her pushcart, stand or goods unattended for more than thirty minutes at any time.   No general vendor shall leave his or her pushcart, stand or goods on the sidewalk or in any public space when said vendor is not actively engaged in vending such goods or vending from such pushcart or stand for more than thirty minutes at any time.  
§2.  Section 20-468 (e) of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
e.  Any police officer may seize any vehicle, pushcart, stand or goods of a vendor operating any general vending business in violation of the following subdivisions of section 20-465: subdivisions b, e, i, [or]  the provisions of subdivision m relating to obstruction of ventilation grilles, or subdivision r. The owner or other person lawfully entitled to the possession of such vehicle, pushcart, stand, or goods may be charged with reasonable costs for removal and storage payable prior to the release of such vehicle, pushcart, stand or goods, unless the violation has been dismissed.
§3.  This local law shall take effect immediately.   
 
 
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Int. 828-2008
LCC
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