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Meeting Name: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/28/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Committee Room - City Hall
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Int 1407-2019 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Proposed Int. No. 1407-AA study on single-use plastics.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Consumer Affairs, in consultation with the Department of Sanitation, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, to conduct a comprehensive study of new waste policy initiatives that will reduce the sale, distribution and use of single use plastic items in the city. The final report would be due on December 1, 2020.   Not available Not available
Int 1416-2019 *Mark Levine  Use of reusable beverage containers provided by customers at food service establishments.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit food service establishments that serve beverages in single-use containers from refusing the request of a customer who asks for a beverage to be served in a reusable beverage container provided by the customer instead of the establishment’s single-use container, provided that the beverage container is capable and appropriate for serving such beverage. In addition, this bill would require such food service establishments to have signs informing customers that they may request service of beverages in their own reusable containers.   Not available Not available
Int 1669-2019 *I. Daneek Miller  Requiring that balloons made with electrically conductive material and filled with gas lighter than air be weighted and include warning labels.IntroductionThis bill would require that any retailer that sells balloons constructed using metallic materials to attach a label to each balloon with a warning about the dangers of metallic balloons colliding with power lines and the retailer’s identifying information. Retailers would also be required to attach weights to any balloon filled with gas lighter than air. Any retailer that violates this law would be subject to a civil penalty of at least $100 for each balloon sold or offered for sale in violation, with a maximum total daily penalty of $2,000.   Not available Not available
T2019-4300 *James G. Van Bramer  Non-reusable utensils.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require food service establishments to only provide non-reusable utensils upon request for dine in, take out, or delivery.   Not available Not available