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Meeting Name: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/8/2021 1:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 2)
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T2021-7645 *   Oversight - Protections for Delivery WorkersOversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
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Int 2163-2020 *Antonio Reynoso  Allowing a food service establishment surcharge, and to repeal local law number 100 for the year 2020, relating to a COVID-19 recovery charge.IntroductionCurrent City rules prohibit restaurants from adding surcharges to listed food and drink prices. This bill would allow restaurants to impose a “Food Service Establishment Surcharge” of up to 15 percent of a customer’s total bill, as long as restaurants pay their tipped workers a cash wage that is not less than the City’s minimum wage of $15 per hour. Tips received by such workers would not be credited towards the hourly cash wage. The surcharge would have to be clearly disclosed on the menu, final bill and receipt, and the disclosure must be explicit that the additional charge is not a gratuity.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2163-2020 *Antonio Reynoso  Allowing a food service establishment surcharge, and to repeal local law number 100 for the year 2020, relating to a COVID-19 recovery charge.IntroductionCurrent City rules prohibit restaurants from adding surcharges to listed food and drink prices. This bill would allow restaurants to impose a “Food Service Establishment Surcharge” of up to 15 percent of a customer’s total bill, as long as restaurants pay their tipped workers a cash wage that is not less than the City’s minimum wage of $15 per hour. Tips received by such workers would not be credited towards the hourly cash wage. The surcharge would have to be clearly disclosed on the menu, final bill and receipt, and the disclosure must be explicit that the additional charge is not a gratuity.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2288-2021 *Justin L. Brannan  Requiring certain businesses using bicycles for commercial purposes to provide bicycle operators with insulated food delivery bags.IntroductionThis bill would require third-party food delivery services that use bicycle operators to provide those operators with insulated bags at no expense to the bicycle operators.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2288-2021 *Justin L. Brannan  Requiring certain businesses using bicycles for commercial purposes to provide bicycle operators with insulated food delivery bags.IntroductionThis bill would require third-party food delivery services that use bicycle operators to provide those operators with insulated bags at no expense to the bicycle operators.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2289-2021 *Justin L. Brannan  Requiring that third-party food delivery services permit delivery workers to set limitations on distance and route for deliveries.IntroductionThis bill would require that third-party food delivery services provide delivery workers with the option to set a maximum distance for trips and to indicate that they will not accept routes that would require travel over a bridge or through a tunnel, or over or through specific bridges or tunnels. The third-party food delivery services would also be prohibited from imposing any negative consequences on delivery workers as a result of the limitations they have chosen.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2289-2021 *Justin L. Brannan  Requiring that third-party food delivery services permit delivery workers to set limitations on distance and route for deliveries.IntroductionThis bill would require that third-party food delivery services provide delivery workers with the option to set a maximum distance for trips and to indicate that they will not accept routes that would require travel over a bridge or through a tunnel, or over or through specific bridges or tunnels. The third-party food delivery services would also be prohibited from imposing any negative consequences on delivery workers as a result of the limitations they have chosen.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2294-2021 *Brad S. Lander  Establishing minimum per trip payments to third party food delivery service workers.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of consumer and worker protection to study the working conditions of third party food delivery workers, including income, expenses, required equipment, hours worked and safety. Following the study, the department would be required to promulgate rules establishing the minimum per trip payments that must be made to third party food delivery service workers.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2294-2021 *Brad S. Lander  Establishing minimum per trip payments to third party food delivery service workers.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of consumer and worker protection to study the working conditions of third party food delivery workers, including income, expenses, required equipment, hours worked and safety. Following the study, the department would be required to promulgate rules establishing the minimum per trip payments that must be made to third party food delivery service workers.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2296-2021 *Carlos Menchaca  Establishing standards for payment of third-party service platform workers and a navigation program to aid such workers.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) establish rules relating to how workers for third-party service platforms are paid. In particular, the rules would prohibit the third-party service platforms from charging workers any fees to receive payment, require that there be an option for payment that does not require a bank account, and require that payments are made at least once a week. In addition, DCWP would establish a navigation program to provide information to workers about their rights and help workers who are having issues with payments.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2296-2021 *Carlos Menchaca  Establishing standards for payment of third-party service platform workers and a navigation program to aid such workers.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) establish rules relating to how workers for third-party service platforms are paid. In particular, the rules would prohibit the third-party service platforms from charging workers any fees to receive payment, require that there be an option for payment that does not require a bank account, and require that payments are made at least once a week. In addition, DCWP would establish a navigation program to provide information to workers about their rights and help workers who are having issues with payments.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2298-2021 *Carlina Rivera   Requiring food service establishments to provide toilet facility access to food delivery workers.IntroductionThis bill would require food service establishments to provide food delivery workers access to the establishment’s toilet facilities while such workers are at the establishment to pick up food or beverage for delivery. Exceptions to access would include where a food delivery worker would be required to walk through the establishment’s kitchen, food preparation or storage area or utensil washing area to access the toilet or where access would otherwise present a health or safety risk to the food delivery worker or to the establishment. This bill would also require the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to conduct outreach, receive complaints and carry out enforcement of the law.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2298-2021 *Carlina Rivera   Requiring food service establishments to provide toilet facility access to food delivery workers.IntroductionThis bill would require food service establishments to provide food delivery workers access to the establishment’s toilet facilities while such workers are at the establishment to pick up food or beverage for delivery. Exceptions to access would include where a food delivery worker would be required to walk through the establishment’s kitchen, food preparation or storage area or utensil washing area to access the toilet or where access would otherwise present a health or safety risk to the food delivery worker or to the establishment. This bill would also require the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to conduct outreach, receive complaints and carry out enforcement of the law.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2311-2021 *Keith Powers   Data on orders placed through third-party food delivery services.IntroductionThis bill would require third-party food delivery services, entities that provide food service establishments with online order and delivery services, to share monthly information on customers who have placed a food or beverage order with an establishment, if that establishment requests the information. The information would consist of the customer’s name, phone number, e-mail address, delivery address and the contents of their orders, as described in Proposed Int. No. 2335-A. Customers would be able to opt out of the sharing of this information, and the service would be required to provide a clear disclosure to customers explaining what information would be shared with the establishment. The establishment fulfilling the customer’s order would be permitted to retain that information, which must be provided in a machine-readable format. Services could not limit the establishments’ use of the information, but the bill would prohibit the establishments from selling, renting or disclosing the information without express consent from the customer, and the customer would be able to withdraw their consent to using their information. The bill would also permit customers to request that the establishment delete their information.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2311-2021 *Keith Powers   Data on orders placed through third-party food delivery services.IntroductionThis bill would require third-party food delivery services, entities that provide food service establishments with online order and delivery services, to share monthly information on customers who have placed a food or beverage order with an establishment, if that establishment requests the information. The information would consist of the customer’s name, phone number, e-mail address, delivery address and the contents of their orders, as described in Proposed Int. No. 2335-A. Customers would be able to opt out of the sharing of this information, and the service would be required to provide a clear disclosure to customers explaining what information would be shared with the establishment. The establishment fulfilling the customer’s order would be permitted to retain that information, which must be provided in a machine-readable format. Services could not limit the establishments’ use of the information, but the bill would prohibit the establishments from selling, renting or disclosing the information without express consent from the customer, and the customer would be able to withdraw their consent to using their information. The bill would also permit customers to request that the establishment delete their information.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available