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Meeting Name: Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/21/2024 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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Int 0030-2024 *Oswald Feliz Proposed Int. No. 30-ASafety standards for powered bicycles and powered mobility devices used for deliveries.IntroductionThis bill would establish safety standards for powered bicycles and powered mobility devices when used for food delivery services, grocery delivery services and businesses using bicycles for commercial purposes. Specifically, the bill requires that any powered mobility device operated by a delivery worker on behalf of a third-party delivery service, third-party courier service, third-party grocery service or business using a bicycle for commercial purposes meet local standards established for the sale of such device, which includes certification by an accredited testing laboratory. Where such a device was being used, third-party delivery services, third-party courier services, and businesses using bicycles for commercial purposes would be responsible for providing the worker with the device at no expense to the worker, or could allow the worker to provide their own compliant device. They could not require the worker to provide a powered bicycle or mobility device at the worker’s expense, however. Finally, responsibility for compliance with these provisions would fall on the third-party delivery service, third-party courier service, or the businesses which would be subject to civil penalties for any violations.   Not available Not available
Int 0715-2024 *Lynn C. Schulman  Requiring food delivery companies to be responsible for the safe operation of electric food delivery bicycles.IntroductionThis bill would require third-party food delivery services to be responsible for ensuring that food delivery workers using electric food delivery bicycles to make deliveries on their behalf, operate such bicycles in accordance with sections 19-176 and 19-195.1, which concern the operation of bicycles on sidewalks and at intersections. This bill would require third-party food delivery services to accept financial liability for civil penalties resulting from a food delivery worker’s violation of section 19-176 or 19-195.1, while engaged in the pick-up and delivery of food and/or beverage items. This bill also requires food delivery workers to notify the third-party food delivery service for whom they were working at the time of the violation within 10 days from the issuance of any fine and provides an affirmative defense to any civil penalty for third-party food delivery services who were not properly notified of a violation by a food delivery worker.   Not available Not available
Int 0737-2024 *Shaun Abreu  Establishing gratuity standards for food delivery workers.Introduction    Not available Not available
Int 0738-2024 *Shaun Abreu  Requiring third-party food delivery services that solicit gratuities to do so before or at the same time an online order is placedIntroductionThis bill would require third-party food delivery services that solicit gratuities for food delivery workers to conspicuously solicit gratuities before or at the same time an online order is placed.   Not available Not available
Int 0762-2024 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Establishing exemptions for third-party food delivery services from the limits on fees charged by such services on food service establishments.IntroductionThe current cap on fees that a third-party delivery service may charge a restaurant for the use of their service is 15% for delivery, 3% for credit card processing, and 5% for any other fees. This bill would replace these limits with a maximum fee of 15% for delivery, 3% for credit card processing, and 25% for any other fees. It would only permit these higher fees, however, if the delivery service offers the option to obtain delivery services and be listed and discoverable on the third-party platform at a cost no higher than the current fee limits. This bill would also restrict third-party food delivery services from purchasing the name of a food service establishment for purposes of internet advertising. This bill would allow food service establishments to include marketing materials in orders made through third-party food delivery services, and it would allow food service establishments to charge different prices for items ordered through a third-party food delivery service. This bill would also update the reporting requirements regarding the fee caps, requiring the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to report on the effect of the cap and the exemptions on third-party food delivery services, food service establishments and third-party food delivery service workers.   Not available Not available
Int 0859-2024 *Shaun Abreu  Requiring third-party food delivery services and third-party courier services to provide food delivery workers with information underlying their pay calculationsIntroductionThis bill would require third-party food delivery services and third-party courier services to disclose the method they anticipate using to calculate food delivery worker pay at the outset of each pay period. In addition, third-party food delivery services and third-party courier services would be required to display, in an easily accessible format, a running tally of a food delivery worker’s trip time, on-call time, and the sum of the worker’s trip and on-call time for the pay period. Finally, third-party food delivery services and third-party courier services would be required to provide food delivery service workers with an itemized pay statement for each pay period.   Not available Not available
Int 0972-2024 *Keith Powers   Requiring third-party food delivery services to verify the registration of mopeds used by food delivery workers.IntroductionThis bill would require all third-party food delivery services to verify that the mopeds used by their food delivery workers are properly registered prior to their use.   Not available Not available