assembly Bill A5081B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the regulation of street vendors in cities with a population of one million or more; repealer

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Feb 16, 2022 print number 5081b
Feb 16, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to cities
Jan 05, 2022 referred to cities
May 20, 2021 print number 5081a
May 20, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to cities
Feb 10, 2021 referred to cities

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A5081 - Details

Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Add §18-e, Gen City L; amd §§160.50 & 440.10, CP L; amd §436, NYC Chart; rpld §§17-313, 17-322, 20-463 & 20-474, §20-468 subs c - f, amd NYC Ad Cd, generally
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9782

A5081 - Summary

Relates to the regulation of street vendors in cities with a population of one million or more by authorizing such cities to adopt a program to regulate street vendors; requires street vendors to obtain a permit; provides for penalties for failure to comply with such regulations.

A5081 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5081
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. GONZALEZ-ROJAS -- 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A5081A - Details

Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Add §18-e, Gen City L; amd §§160.50 & 440.10, CP L; amd §436, NYC Chart; rpld §§17-313, 17-322, 20-463 & 20-474, §20-468 subs c - f, amd NYC Ad Cd, generally
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9782

A5081A - Summary

Relates to the regulation of street vendors in cities with a population of one million or more by authorizing such cities to adopt a program to regulate street vendors; requires street vendors to obtain a permit; provides for penalties for failure to comply with such regulations.

A5081A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5081--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GONZALEZ-ROJAS,  BURDICK, SEAWRIGHT, BARRON,
   EPSTEIN, BURGOS, JACKSON, FORREST, MAMDANI, SIMON,  DAVILA,  MITAYNES,
   FERNANDEZ  --  read  once  and  referred to the Committee on Cities --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted to said committee

 AN  ACT  to amend the general city law, in relation to the regulation of
   street vendors in cities with a population of one million or more
 
   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 WITH
 A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE.
   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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A5081B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Add §18-e, Gen City L; amd §§160.50 & 440.10, CP L; amd §436, NYC Chart; rpld §§17-313, 17-322, 20-463 & 20-474, §20-468 subs c - f, amd NYC Ad Cd, generally
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9782

A5081B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the regulation of street vendors in cities with a population of one million or more by authorizing such cities to adopt a program to regulate street vendors; requires street vendors to obtain a permit; provides for penalties for failure to comply with such regulations.

A5081B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5081--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GONZALEZ-ROJAS, BURDICK, SEAWRIGHT, EPSTEIN,
   BURGOS, JACKSON, FORREST, MAMDANI, SIMON, DAVILA, MITAYNES, FERNANDEZ,
   PERRY, J. RIVERA, NIOU,  GALLAGHER,  CRUZ,  TAYLOR,  JOYNER,  FRONTUS,
   STIRPE,  BARNWELL,  ROZIC, SEPTIMO, GLICK -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Cities -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee --  recommitted
   to  the Committee on Cities in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2
   -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
   and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the general city law, the criminal procedure law, the
   charter of the city of New York and the  administrative  code  of  the
   city  of  New York, in relation to the regulation of street vendors in
   cities with a population of one million or more; and to repeal certain
   provisions of the administrative code of the city of New York relating
   thereto
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and declaration.   The legislature
 finds and declares that street vending plays a crucial role in New  York
 City's small business landscape, allowing immigrants, military veterans,
 and  others  to create a foothold in the City's economy.  Street vendors
 contribute significantly to the vibrancy of the City's  streetscape  and
 add  a visible cultural representation of the City's inhabitants. Howev-
 er, street vendors in New York  City  have  historically  faced  several
 barriers  to  business  viability  as  a result of antiquated City laws,
 rules, and policies limiting the number of vending permits and licenses,
 as well as the criminalization of vending by the New  York  City  Police
 Department  and  other  agencies.    To  effectuate the removal of these
 barriers, the legislature finds and declares that  there  should  be  no
 limit  on  the number of street vending permits and licenses that can be
 issued in the City. Artificially created limits on the number of  street
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05066-10-2