senate Bill S6817

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the regulation of street vendors

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Oct 28, 2019 referred to rules

S6817 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Add §18-e, Gen City L

S6817 (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.

S6817 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6817 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6817

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 28, 2019
                               ___________

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

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
PUSHCART, STAND, DISPLAY, PEDAL-DRIVEN CART, WAGON, SHOWCASE,  RACK,  OR
OTHER  NONMOTORIZED  CONVEYANCE,  OR  FROM  ONE'S  PERSON, UPON A PUBLIC
STREET, SIDEWALK OR OTHER PEDESTRIAN PATH.
  B. "ROAMING STREET VENDOR" MEANS A STREET VENDOR WHO MOVES FROM  PLACE
TO PLACE AND STOPS ONLY TO COMPLETE A TRANSACTION.
  C.  "STATIONARY  STREET VENDOR" MEANS A STREET VENDOR WHO VENDS FROM A
FIXED LOCATION.
  D. "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 OR FOUR 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13953-01-9

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