assembly Bill A9782

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the regulation of street vendors

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Feb 11, 2020 referred to cities

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A9782 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6817
Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Add §18-e, Gen City L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A5081, S1175

A9782 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the regulation of street vendors by cities by authorizing cities to adopt a program to regulate street vendors; requires street vendors to obtain a permit and provides for penalties for failure to comply with such regulations.

A9782 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9782
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 11, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Cities
 
 AN ACT to amend the general city law, in relation to the  regulation  of
   street vendors
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The general city law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
 18-e to read as follows:
   § 18-E. STREET  VENDORS.  1.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION, THE
 FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS APPLY:
   A. "STREET VENDOR" MEANS A PERSON WHO SELLS FOOD OR MERCHANDISE FROM A
 FOOD TRUCK, PUSHCART, STAND, DISPLAY, PEDAL-DRIVEN  CART,  WAGON,  SHOW-
 CASE,  RACK, OTHER NONMOTORIZED CONVEYANCE, OR FROM ONE'S PERSON, UPON A
 PUBLIC STREET, SIDEWALK OR OTHER PEDESTRIAN PATH.
   B. "LOCAL LEGISLATIVE BODY" MEANS THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF A CITY.
   2. A. A LOCAL LEGISLATIVE  BODY  SHALL  NOT  REGULATE  STREET  VENDORS
 EXCEPT  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  SUBDIVISION  THREE,  FOUR  OR FIVE OF THIS
 SECTION.
   B. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO AFFECT  THE  APPLICA-
 BILITY OF ANY LAWS, RULES, OR REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO FOOD SAFETY TO A
 STREET VENDOR WHO SELLS FOOD.
   C.  NOTHING  IN  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE CONSTRUED TO REQUIRE A LOCAL
 LEGISLATIVE BODY TO ADOPT A NEW PROGRAM TO REGULATE  STREET  VENDORS  IF
 THE  LOCAL  LEGISLATIVE  BODY  HAS  ESTABLISHED AN EXISTING PROGRAM THAT
 SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLIES WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION.
   3. A. A LOCAL LEGISLATIVE BODY MAY ADOPT A PROGRAM TO REGULATE  STREET
 VENDORS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THIS SECTION.
   B. A LOCAL LEGISLATIVE BODY'S STREET VENDING PROGRAM SHALL COMPLY WITH
 ALL OF THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS:
   (I)  A  LOCAL  LEGISLATIVE  BODY  SHALL NOT REQUIRE A STREET VENDOR TO
 OPERATE WITHIN SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE PUBLIC  RIGHT-OF-WAY,  EXCEPT  WHEN
 SUCH  RESTRICTION  IS  DIRECTLY  RELATED TO OBJECTIVE HEALTH, SAFETY, OR
 WELFARE CONCERNS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.