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Meeting Name: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/22/2019 11:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 14th Fl.
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Int 1281-2018 *Ritchie J. Torres Proposed Int. No. 1281-AProhibiting 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1281-2018 ARitchie 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available