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Meeting Name: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/26/2018 11:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Committee Room - City Hall
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Int 0723-2018 *Corey D. Johnson Proposed Int. No. 723-ARequiring sight-seeing bus operators to submit operating plans to the DOT.IntroductionIn light of multiple accidents involving sight-seeing buses that occurred in recent years, this bill expands licensing requirements for sight-seeing buses. This bill requires sight-seeing bus businesses to obtain authorization from the Department of Transportation for all of their bus stops prior to applying for a sight-seeing bus license from the Department of Consumer Affairs. This would enable the Department of Transportation to monitor congestion and traffic caused by sight-seeing buses on the road.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0723-2018 *Corey D. Johnson  Requiring sight-seeing bus operators to submit operating plans to the DOT.IntroductionIn light of multiple accidents involving sight-seeing buses that occurred in recent years, this bill expands licensing requirements for sight-seeing buses. This bill requires sight-seeing bus businesses to obtain authorization from the Department of Transportation for all of their bus stops prior to applying for a sight-seeing bus license from the Department of Consumer Affairs. This would enable the Department of Transportation to monitor congestion and traffic caused by sight-seeing buses on the road.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0723-2018 *Corey D. Johnson  Requiring sight-seeing bus operators to submit operating plans to the DOT.IntroductionIn light of multiple accidents involving sight-seeing buses that occurred in recent years, this bill expands licensing requirements for sight-seeing buses. This bill requires sight-seeing bus businesses to obtain authorization from the Department of Transportation for all of their bus stops prior to applying for a sight-seeing bus license from the Department of Consumer Affairs. This would enable the Department of Transportation to monitor congestion and traffic caused by sight-seeing buses on the road.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0723-2018 ACorey D. Johnson  Requiring sight-seeing bus operators to submit operating plans to the DOT.IntroductionIn light of multiple accidents involving sight-seeing buses that occurred in recent years, this bill expands licensing requirements for sight-seeing buses. This bill requires sight-seeing bus businesses to obtain authorization from the Department of Transportation for all of their bus stops prior to applying for a sight-seeing bus license from the Department of Consumer Affairs. This would enable the Department of Transportation to monitor congestion and traffic caused by sight-seeing buses on the road.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0727-2018 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Proposed Int. No. 727-AStrengthening the licensing requirements in the sight-seeing bus industry.IntroductionIn light of multiple accidents involving sightseeing buses that occurred in recent years, this bill expands licensing requirements for sight-seeing bus companies. Sightseeing bus drivers must meet basic requirements, such as not having accumulated nine or more points on their driving record within an 18 month period, not having their licenses suspended or revoked, and not being convicted of an alcohol or drug-related offence over the past three years. Sightseeing bus companies must maintain driving records for each of their drivers and make them available for inspection by the Department of Consumer Affairs. Additionally, the company must notify the Department of Consumer Affairs if any of their drivers is involved in a motor accident or are charged with an alcohol or drug-related offence. The company must also register New York licensed drivers in the Department of Motor Vehicles License Event Notification System.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0727-2018 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.  Strengthening the licensing requirements in the sight-seeing bus industry.IntroductionIn light of multiple accidents involving sightseeing buses that occurred in recent years, this bill expands licensing requirements for sight-seeing bus companies. Sightseeing bus drivers must meet basic requirements, such as not having accumulated nine or more points on their driving record within an 18 month period, not having their licenses suspended or revoked, and not being convicted of an alcohol or drug-related offence over the past three years. Sightseeing bus companies must maintain driving records for each of their drivers and make them available for inspection by the Department of Consumer Affairs. Additionally, the company must notify the Department of Consumer Affairs if any of their drivers is involved in a motor accident or are charged with an alcohol or drug-related offence. The company must also register New York licensed drivers in the Department of Motor Vehicles License Event Notification System.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0727-2018 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.  Strengthening the licensing requirements in the sight-seeing bus industry.IntroductionIn light of multiple accidents involving sightseeing buses that occurred in recent years, this bill expands licensing requirements for sight-seeing bus companies. Sightseeing bus drivers must meet basic requirements, such as not having accumulated nine or more points on their driving record within an 18 month period, not having their licenses suspended or revoked, and not being convicted of an alcohol or drug-related offence over the past three years. Sightseeing bus companies must maintain driving records for each of their drivers and make them available for inspection by the Department of Consumer Affairs. Additionally, the company must notify the Department of Consumer Affairs if any of their drivers is involved in a motor accident or are charged with an alcohol or drug-related offence. The company must also register New York licensed drivers in the Department of Motor Vehicles License Event Notification System.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0727-2018 ARafael L. Espinal, Jr.  Strengthening the licensing requirements in the sight-seeing bus industry.IntroductionIn light of multiple accidents involving sightseeing buses that occurred in recent years, this bill expands licensing requirements for sight-seeing bus companies. Sightseeing bus drivers must meet basic requirements, such as not having accumulated nine or more points on their driving record within an 18 month period, not having their licenses suspended or revoked, and not being convicted of an alcohol or drug-related offence over the past three years. Sightseeing bus companies must maintain driving records for each of their drivers and make them available for inspection by the Department of Consumer Affairs. Additionally, the company must notify the Department of Consumer Affairs if any of their drivers is involved in a motor accident or are charged with an alcohol or drug-related offence. The company must also register New York licensed drivers in the Department of Motor Vehicles License Event Notification System.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0959-2018 *Margaret S. Chin Proposed Int. No. 959-AExpanding the zone around the World Trade Center in which food and general vendors are prohibited.IntroductionThis bill expands the prohibited street vending zone around the World Trade Center to include existing security points. The amendments provide a buffer to help keep security points free from crowds and other obstructions, and allow them to maintain clear sightlines. The current prohibited zone now extends to the southerly side of Barclay Street, and includes: 1) the easterly and westerly side of Greenwich Street between Liberty Street and Thames Street; 2) the easterly side of West Broadway between Barclay Street and Park Place; 3) the northerly and southerly side of Liberty Street from Trinity Place to West Street; 4) the easterly side of West Street between Liberty Street and Cedar Street; and 5) the westerly side of Trinity Place between Liberty Street and Cedar Street. Street vendors may still vend on the easterly and westerly sides of Broadway between Barclay Street and Vesey Street. Additionally, they may also vend on the easterly side of West St between Barclay St and Vesey St and on the southerly side of Barclay St between Church St and Broadway.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0959-2018 *Margaret S. Chin  Expanding the zone around the World Trade Center in which food and general vendors are prohibited.IntroductionThis bill expands the prohibited street vending zone around the World Trade Center to include existing security points. The amendments provide a buffer to help keep security points free from crowds and other obstructions, and allow them to maintain clear sightlines. The current prohibited zone now extends to the southerly side of Barclay Street, and includes: 1) the easterly and westerly side of Greenwich Street between Liberty Street and Thames Street; 2) the easterly side of West Broadway between Barclay Street and Park Place; 3) the northerly and southerly side of Liberty Street from Trinity Place to West Street; 4) the easterly side of West Street between Liberty Street and Cedar Street; and 5) the westerly side of Trinity Place between Liberty Street and Cedar Street. Street vendors may still vend on the easterly and westerly sides of Broadway between Barclay Street and Vesey Street. Additionally, they may also vend on the easterly side of West St between Barclay St and Vesey St and on the southerly side of Barclay St between Church St and Broadway.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0959-2018 *Margaret S. Chin  Expanding the zone around the World Trade Center in which food and general vendors are prohibited.IntroductionThis bill expands the prohibited street vending zone around the World Trade Center to include existing security points. The amendments provide a buffer to help keep security points free from crowds and other obstructions, and allow them to maintain clear sightlines. The current prohibited zone now extends to the southerly side of Barclay Street, and includes: 1) the easterly and westerly side of Greenwich Street between Liberty Street and Thames Street; 2) the easterly side of West Broadway between Barclay Street and Park Place; 3) the northerly and southerly side of Liberty Street from Trinity Place to West Street; 4) the easterly side of West Street between Liberty Street and Cedar Street; and 5) the westerly side of Trinity Place between Liberty Street and Cedar Street. Street vendors may still vend on the easterly and westerly sides of Broadway between Barclay Street and Vesey Street. Additionally, they may also vend on the easterly side of West St between Barclay St and Vesey St and on the southerly side of Barclay St between Church St and Broadway.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0959-2018 AMargaret S. Chin  Expanding the zone around the World Trade Center in which food and general vendors are prohibited.IntroductionThis bill expands the prohibited street vending zone around the World Trade Center to include existing security points. The amendments provide a buffer to help keep security points free from crowds and other obstructions, and allow them to maintain clear sightlines. The current prohibited zone now extends to the southerly side of Barclay Street, and includes: 1) the easterly and westerly side of Greenwich Street between Liberty Street and Thames Street; 2) the easterly side of West Broadway between Barclay Street and Park Place; 3) the northerly and southerly side of Liberty Street from Trinity Place to West Street; 4) the easterly side of West Street between Liberty Street and Cedar Street; and 5) the westerly side of Trinity Place between Liberty Street and Cedar Street. Street vendors may still vend on the easterly and westerly sides of Broadway between Barclay Street and Vesey Street. Additionally, they may also vend on the easterly side of West St between Barclay St and Vesey St and on the southerly side of Barclay St between Church St and Broadway.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0969-2018 *Peter A. Koo Proposed Int. No. 969-AObstructions and street vendors in certain areas of downtown Flushing.IntroductionDespite recent widening, the sidewalks of downtown Flushing remain very congested. To allow greater pedestrian access and ease sidewalk congestion, this bill would prohibit obstructions and food vendors on certain streets in downtown Flushing and would prohibit general merchandise vendors within certain boundaries of downtown Flushing.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0969-2018 *Peter A. Koo  Obstructions and street vendors in certain areas of downtown Flushing.IntroductionDespite recent widening, the sidewalks of downtown Flushing remain very congested. To allow greater pedestrian access and ease sidewalk congestion, this bill would prohibit obstructions and food vendors on certain streets in downtown Flushing and would prohibit general merchandise vendors within certain boundaries of downtown Flushing.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0969-2018 *Peter A. Koo  Obstructions and street vendors in certain areas of downtown Flushing.IntroductionDespite recent widening, the sidewalks of downtown Flushing remain very congested. To allow greater pedestrian access and ease sidewalk congestion, this bill would prohibit obstructions and food vendors on certain streets in downtown Flushing and would prohibit general merchandise vendors within certain boundaries of downtown Flushing.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0969-2018 APeter A. Koo  Obstructions and street vendors in certain areas of downtown Flushing.IntroductionDespite recent widening, the sidewalks of downtown Flushing remain very congested. To allow greater pedestrian access and ease sidewalk congestion, this bill would prohibit obstructions and food vendors on certain streets in downtown Flushing and would prohibit general merchandise vendors within certain boundaries of downtown Flushing.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available