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Meeting Name: Committee on Small Business Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/1/2021 1:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 1)
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Int 2233-2021 *Vanessa L. Gibson  Reducing penalties and allowing opportunities to cure for certain violations.IntroductionThis bill would provide civil penalty relief from certain sanitation, health, transportation, consumer affairs, noise control and buildings violations. It would set fixed penalties at the bottom of existing penalty ranges, lower existing penalty ceilings (or sometimes set a lower fixed amount), or lower existing fixed penalties. In certain instances, the bill would allow a cure period for a first violation, or it would eliminate the civil penalty for a first violation. This bill would also clarify that submission of proof of cure for consumer affairs and health violations is an admission of liability only if the proof is accepted by the relevant agency, repeal a number of requirements and prohibitions in the Administrative Code to provide relief for small businesses, and make an administrative change to the storefront registry filing requirement.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2233-2021 *Vanessa L. Gibson  Reducing penalties and allowing opportunities to cure for certain violations.IntroductionThis bill would provide civil penalty relief from certain sanitation, health, transportation, consumer affairs, noise control and buildings violations. It would set fixed penalties at the bottom of existing penalty ranges, lower existing penalty ceilings (or sometimes set a lower fixed amount), or lower existing fixed penalties. In certain instances, the bill would allow a cure period for a first violation, or it would eliminate the civil penalty for a first violation. This bill would also clarify that submission of proof of cure for consumer affairs and health violations is an admission of liability only if the proof is accepted by the relevant agency, repeal a number of requirements and prohibitions in the Administrative Code to provide relief for small businesses, and make an administrative change to the storefront registry filing requirement.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2234-2021 *Mark Gjonaj   Establish a temporary program to resolve outstanding judgments imposed by the environmental control board.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Finance to establish a temporary program to resolve outstanding judgments imposed by the Environmental Control Board. Subject to certain conditions, default penalties and associated accrued interest would be waived, respondents would be able to resolve judgments docketed prior to March 7, 2020 by payment of 75% of the imposed penalties without payment of accrued interest, and respondents would be able to resolve judgments docketed on or after March 7, 2020 by payment of 25% of the imposed penalties without payment of accrued interest. The program would last for 90 days in fiscal year 2022 and the Commissioner would be able to extend the program for an additional 90 days. Judgments entered in the 90 days leading up to the start of the program would be ineligible for resolution. Respondents who made certain partial penalty payments prior to the start of the program would be eligible to resolve the associated judgments.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2234-2021 *Mark Gjonaj   Establish a temporary program to resolve outstanding judgments imposed by the environmental control board.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Finance to establish a temporary program to resolve outstanding judgments imposed by the Environmental Control Board. Subject to certain conditions, default penalties and associated accrued interest would be waived, respondents would be able to resolve judgments docketed prior to March 7, 2020 by payment of 75% of the imposed penalties without payment of accrued interest, and respondents would be able to resolve judgments docketed on or after March 7, 2020 by payment of 25% of the imposed penalties without payment of accrued interest. The program would last for 90 days in fiscal year 2022 and the Commissioner would be able to extend the program for an additional 90 days. Judgments entered in the 90 days leading up to the start of the program would be ineligible for resolution. Respondents who made certain partial penalty payments prior to the start of the program would be eligible to resolve the associated judgments.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available