senate Bill S681

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires certain business signs to be posted in English

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Apr 30, 2013 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 09, 2013 referred to cities

S681 - Details

Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §19-124, NYC Ad Cd; amd §131, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5911B

S681 - Summary

Requires certain business signs to be posted in English in cities with a population of one million or more where such information is also posted in another language; specifies penalties and cure periods for violations related to signage for merchandise establishments and services; makes such provisions applicable to lessees.

S681 - Sponsor Memo

S681 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   681

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and  the
  general  business law, in relation to requiring certain business signs
  to be posted in English

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Subdivisions f, g, h and i of section 19-124 of the admin-
istrative code of the city of New York are relettered subdivisions g, h,
i and j and a new subdivision f is added to read as follows:
  F.  INFORMATION  REQUIRED.  1.     NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY   INCONSISTENT
PROVISION  OF  THIS  SECTION,  A COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT THAT ERECTS OR
MAINTAINS A CANOPY SHALL  BE  REQUIRED  TO  PAINT,  IMPRINT  OR  STENCIL
DIRECTLY  UPON  THE  CANOPY,  WITHIN  THE  CHARACTER AND AREA LIMITATION
PRESCRIBED BY THE ZONING RESOLUTION OF THE CITY, THE FIRM NAME  OR  DULY
FILED TRADE NAME, AND THE ADDRESS OF THE PREMISES. WHEN SUCH INFORMATION
IS  PROVIDED  IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IT MUST ALSO BE PROVIDED IN ENGLISH.
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL APPLY TO ALL COMMERCIAL  ESTAB-
LISHMENTS  REGARDLESS  OF  WHETHER  THE ESTABLISHMENT OWNS OR LEASES THE
PREMISES WHERE IT IS LOCATED.
  2. NO LEASE OF A PREMISES TO A COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT SUBJECT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL PROHIBIT THE DISPLAY OF ANY  INFOR-
MATION REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S  2.  Section  131 of the general business law, as amended by chapter
496 of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows:
  S 131. [Ownership of] INFORMATION REGARDING merchandise establishments
and services to be publicly revealed and displayed.   1.  Every  person,
partnership,  association  or corporation owning or conducting any shop,
store or other establishment or service wherein the sale of  merchandise
at  retail  or  wholesale  is  carried  on or transacted or a service is

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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