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Meeting Name: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/14/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 14th Fl.
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Int 1023-2018 *Fernando Cabrera   Requiring signage at cashless retail establishments.IntroductionThis bill requires retail establishments that do not accept payment in cash from customers to clearly post signage informing customers of their cashless policy at all customer entrances, or where there are no such entrances, in the area approaching or adjacent to the cashier or payment kiosk.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1023-2018 *Fernando Cabrera   Requiring signage at cashless retail establishments.IntroductionThis bill requires retail establishments that do not accept payment in cash from customers to clearly post signage informing customers of their cashless policy at all customer entrances, or where there are no such entrances, in the area approaching or adjacent to the cashier or payment kiosk.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1281-2018 *Ritchie J. Torres  Prohibiting food stores and retail establishments from refusing to accept payment in cash.IntroductionThis bill prohibits food and retail establishments from refusing to accept cash from consumers. It also prohibits establishments from charging cash-paying consumers a higher price than cash-less consumers. The bill provides for penalties of not more than $1000 for a first violation, and of not more than $1500 for each succeeding violation. There are some modifications and exceptions in the bill: 1. Food and retail establishments do not have to accept bills in denominations of greater than $20; 2. Retail establishments that are membership-based such as gyms or workout studios that keep member credit cards on file do not have to accept cash, unless they offer walk-in services or day-passes to non-members; and 3. Transactions taking place completely online, by phone or mail are excluded. The bill gives rulemaking authority to the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1281-2018 *Ritchie J. Torres  Prohibiting food stores and retail establishments from refusing to accept payment in cash.IntroductionThis bill prohibits food and retail establishments from refusing to accept cash from consumers. It also prohibits establishments from charging cash-paying consumers a higher price than cash-less consumers. The bill provides for penalties of not more than $1000 for a first violation, and of not more than $1500 for each succeeding violation. There are some modifications and exceptions in the bill: 1. Food and retail establishments do not have to accept bills in denominations of greater than $20; 2. Retail establishments that are membership-based such as gyms or workout studios that keep member credit cards on file do not have to accept cash, unless they offer walk-in services or day-passes to non-members; and 3. Transactions taking place completely online, by phone or mail are excluded. The bill gives rulemaking authority to the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available