File #: Int 0557-2024    Version: * Name: Adding a 311 complaint category for unlicensed cannabis retailers.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection
On agenda: 3/7/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to adding a 311 complaint category for unlicensed cannabis retailers.
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Kalman Yeger , Shahana K. Hanif, Erik D. Bottcher, James F. Gennaro, Sandra Ung, Crystal Hudson, Alexa Avil├ęs, Darlene Mealy
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to create a specific 311 category for complaints related to unlicensed cannabis retailers. These complaints would be routed to the agency responsible for resolving the issue.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 557, 2. Int. No. 557, 3. March 7, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-7-24

Int. No. 557

 

By Council Members Brewer, Yeger, Hanif, Bottcher, Gennaro, Ung, Hudson, Avilés and Mealy

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to adding a 311 complaint category for unlicensed cannabis retailers.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 3 of title 23 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 23-311 to read as follows:

§ 23-311 Unlicensed sale of cannabis. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section the following terms have the following meanings:

Cannabis. The term “cannabis” has the same meaning as set forth in section 3 of the cannabis law.

Cannabis product. The term “cannabis product” has the same meaning as set forth in section 3 of the cannabis law.

Unlicensed cannabis retailer. The term “unlicensed cannabis retailer” means a person selling or offering to sell cannabis or cannabis products without a license to sell such products pursuant to article 4 of the cannabis law.

b. The department of information technology and telecommunications shall implement and maintain through its 311 citizen service center the capability for the public to file a complaint under the category of “unlicensed cannabis retailer” including on its website, mobile device platforms, and any other platform on which the center routinely utilizes categories to sort complaints. Such complaints shall be routed to the appropriate agency for resolution.

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

 

 

 

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