File #: Int 0686-2024    Version: * Name: Supporting veteran vendors.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 3/19/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to supporting veteran vendors
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, James F. Gennaro, Vickie Paladino
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would amend the membership of the Street Vendor Advisory Board to include the Commissioner of Veterans’ Services or their designee, and to increase the number of Speaker-appointed members to 7, to include a representative of the veteran community. This bill would also require the Department of Veterans’ Services to post on its website information related to resources and support for veteran vendors.
Indexes: Council Appointment Required, Other Appointment Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 686, 2. Int. No. 686, 3. March 19, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-19-24

Int. No. 686

By Council Members Holden, Gennaro and Paladino


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to supporting veteran vendors


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 20-465.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 18 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

a. There is hereby established a street vendor advisory board consisting of the commissioner of consumer and worker protection, the commissioner of health and mental hygiene, the commissioner of small business services, the commissioner of transportation, the commissioner of veterans’ services, and the police commissioner, or the designee of any such commissioner, [six] 7 members appointed by the speaker, [two] 2 of whom represent street vendors, [one] 1 of whom [represent] represents the small business community, [one] 1 of whom represents organizations representing workers at retail food stores, [one] 1 of whom represents property owners, 1 of whom represents the veteran community, and [one] 1 of whom who represents a community organization, and [four] 4 members appointed by the mayor, [two] 2 of whom represent street vendors and [two] 2 of whom represent the small business community.

§ 2. Title 31 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 31-113 to read as follows:

§ 31-113 Information and resources for veteran vendors. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the term “small business” means a business which is resident in the State of New York, independently owned and operated, not dominant in its field, and employs 100 or fewer persons.

b. The department shall post on its website information and resources related to supporting veterans who are general vendors, as defined in subdivision b of section 20-452, including, but not limited to:

1. A brief  history in relation to veteran general vendors;

2. An overview of relevant terms, including a description of applicable licenses and permits for veteran general vendors;

3. Information related to applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations;

4. Information related to completing the application process for any applicable licenses, permits, programs, support, and grants;

5. Information related to tax preparation resources, including but not limited to tax preparation assistance for small business owners;

6. Links to city webpages that contain information related to assistance, resources, or relevant support for veteran general vendors;

7. A copy of the most recent recommendation made by the street vendor advisory board, as required by subdivision b of section 20-465.2; and

8. Information regarding opportunities for veteran general vendors to seek and obtain financial support.

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

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