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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  Adjusting penalties and allowing opportunities to cure for certain violations,IntroductionThis bill would provide civil penalty relief for small businesses 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. The bill would allow a cure period for a first violation, or it would eliminate the civil penalty and require a warning for a first violation. For some sanitation violations, where the bill would eliminate the first violation civil penalty, a cure period would be allowed for a second violation. This bill would also reform the consumer affairs notice of violation process; repeal licensing requirements for amusement devices, arcades and gaming cafes and laundries; and repeal the prohibition on bingo after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. The bill would allow electric pedal-assist motors for pedicabs.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2233-2021 *Vanessa L. Gibson  Adjusting penalties and allowing opportunities to cure for certain violations,IntroductionThis bill would provide civil penalty relief for small businesses 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. The bill would allow a cure period for a first violation, or it would eliminate the civil penalty and require a warning for a first violation. For some sanitation violations, where the bill would eliminate the first violation civil penalty, a cure period would be allowed for a second violation. This bill would also reform the consumer affairs notice of violation process; repeal licensing requirements for amusement devices, arcades and gaming cafes and laundries; and repeal the prohibition on bingo after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. The bill would allow electric pedal-assist motors for pedicabs.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2234-2021 *Mark Gjonaj   Requiring the waiver and refund of certain civil penalties, and allowing additional civil penalty relief, during the COVID-19 pandemic.IntroductionThis bill would provide temporary civil penalty relief for small businesses from certain sanitation, health, transportation, consumer affairs, noise control and buildings violations. Retroactively, from March 12, 2020 until legislation establishing long-term civil penalty relief takes effect, it would waive certain penalties and refund certain penalties already paid. From the effective date of legislation establishing long-term civil penalty relief until the expiration of New York City Executive Order No. 98 of 2020, it would allow for additional cure periods or no penalties for second or third violations as well as additional civil penalty relief.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2234-2021 *Mark Gjonaj   Requiring the waiver and refund of certain civil penalties, and allowing additional civil penalty relief, during the COVID-19 pandemic.IntroductionThis bill would provide temporary civil penalty relief for small businesses from certain sanitation, health, transportation, consumer affairs, noise control and buildings violations. Retroactively, from March 12, 2020 until legislation establishing long-term civil penalty relief takes effect, it would waive certain penalties and refund certain penalties already paid. From the effective date of legislation establishing long-term civil penalty relief until the expiration of New York City Executive Order No. 98 of 2020, it would allow for additional cure periods or no penalties for second or third violations as well as additional civil penalty relief.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available