|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 30, 2013||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to cities|
senate Bill S681
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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:
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
BILL NUMBER:S681 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The legislation amends the administrative code of the city of New York and the general business law to require that commercial and merchandise establishments that erect canopies or other permitted signs that are written in a foreign language must also be provided in English and all languages used must be represented in equivalent size and proportion. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends subdivisions f through i of section 19-124 of the administrative code of the city of New York by re-lettering the subdivisions as g through j and adding a new subdivision f that requires commercial establishments which erect or maintain a canopy to display the firm name or duly filed trade name and the address of the premises. When such information is provided in a foreign language
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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