Meeting Name: Committee on Small Business Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/9/2022 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 1)
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T2022-1490 *   Oversight - Combatting Commercial VacanciesOversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2022-1490 *   Oversight - Combatting Commercial VacanciesOversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0116-2022 *Julie Menin  One-Stop Shop NYC Business PortalIntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Small Business Services (“SBS”) to create a “One-Stop Shop NYC Business Portal,” through which with all applications, permits, licenses, and related information needed to open and operate a small business in the City would be available in a single, easily accessible, and easy-to-navigate location on the SBS website, as well as via a mobile application. A user could submit and check on the status of applications, permits, and licenses through this portal. Before creating the portal, the Commissioner would be required to consult with the heads of other City agencies who oversee requirements related to small businesses, in order to conduct a review of all such applications, permits, licenses, and related information, as well as the processes and procedures used by individuals in interacting with City agencies in opening and operating a small business. The Commissioner and other agency heads would consider ways that such processes and procedures can be facilitated and made more efficient through the use of the One-Stop Shop NYC Business portal, with the goal of devising methods to assist small businesses in moving through application and permit processes more quickly and easily. The Commissioner also would be required to review annually the effectiveness and efficiency of the One-Stop Shop NYC Business Portal, to carry out improvements to facilitate its use, and to report on such improvements to the Mayor and the Council.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0116-2022 *Julie Menin  One-Stop Shop NYC Business PortalIntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Small Business Services (“SBS”) to create a “One-Stop Shop NYC Business Portal,” through which with all applications, permits, licenses, and related information needed to open and operate a small business in the City would be available in a single, easily accessible, and easy-to-navigate location on the SBS website, as well as via a mobile application. A user could submit and check on the status of applications, permits, and licenses through this portal. Before creating the portal, the Commissioner would be required to consult with the heads of other City agencies who oversee requirements related to small businesses, in order to conduct a review of all such applications, permits, licenses, and related information, as well as the processes and procedures used by individuals in interacting with City agencies in opening and operating a small business. The Commissioner and other agency heads would consider ways that such processes and procedures can be facilitated and made more efficient through the use of the One-Stop Shop NYC Business portal, with the goal of devising methods to assist small businesses in moving through application and permit processes more quickly and easily. The Commissioner also would be required to review annually the effectiveness and efficiency of the One-Stop Shop NYC Business Portal, to carry out improvements to facilitate its use, and to report on such improvements to the Mayor and the Council.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0197-2022 *Carlina Rivera   Establishing a legacy business registry and preservation fund.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Small Business Services (“SBS”) to establish a Legacy Business Registry to recognize businesses that have operated in New York City for a minimum of 20 years and that have significantly contributed to the history, identity or character of a neighborhood or community in the City. In order to be part of the Legacy Business Registry, a business would be required to be nominated by the Mayor, the Public Advocate, a Borough President, or a Member of the City Council. In addition, the Commissioner of SBS would consult with the relevant Community Board and the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding whether a business meets the requirements to be designated as a Legacy Business. The bill would also require the Commissioner of SBS to carry out activities to recognize the contributions of Legacy Businesses to their communities, and to establish a Legacy Business Preservation Fund to award grants to Legacy Businesses and property owners who offer a 10-year lease to a Legacy Business, in cases in which a Legacy Business faces a significant risk of displacement.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0197-2022 *Carlina Rivera   Establishing a legacy business registry and preservation fund.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Small Business Services (“SBS”) to establish a Legacy Business Registry to recognize businesses that have operated in New York City for a minimum of 20 years and that have significantly contributed to the history, identity or character of a neighborhood or community in the City. In order to be part of the Legacy Business Registry, a business would be required to be nominated by the Mayor, the Public Advocate, a Borough President, or a Member of the City Council. In addition, the Commissioner of SBS would consult with the relevant Community Board and the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding whether a business meets the requirements to be designated as a Legacy Business. The bill would also require the Commissioner of SBS to carry out activities to recognize the contributions of Legacy Businesses to their communities, and to establish a Legacy Business Preservation Fund to award grants to Legacy Businesses and property owners who offer a 10-year lease to a Legacy Business, in cases in which a Legacy Business faces a significant risk of displacement.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0383-2022 *Gale A. Brewer  Supplemental registration statements and the dataset for ground floor or second floor commercial premises.IntroductionThis bill would change the timeline requiring that when there is a new vacancy or change of ownership in commercial premises that requires filing a new registration statement, such supplemental registration statement must be filed 1) at the same time as the registration statement, if the change or vacancy occurs from January 1 to May 31 and 2) within 60 days of the change or vacancy if it occurs from June 1 to December 31. In addition, it would require that, for each commercial premises required to file a registration statement, the public dataset would include whether it is vacant, leased or owner-occupied and, if vacant, the expiration date of the most recent lease.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0383-2022 *Gale A. Brewer  Supplemental registration statements and the dataset for ground floor or second floor commercial premises.IntroductionThis bill would change the timeline requiring that when there is a new vacancy or change of ownership in commercial premises that requires filing a new registration statement, such supplemental registration statement must be filed 1) at the same time as the registration statement, if the change or vacancy occurs from January 1 to May 31 and 2) within 60 days of the change or vacancy if it occurs from June 1 to December 31. In addition, it would require that, for each commercial premises required to file a registration statement, the public dataset would include whether it is vacant, leased or owner-occupied and, if vacant, the expiration date of the most recent lease.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available