senate Bill S1739

2023-2024 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities 2 Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 20, 2023 reference changed to cities 1
Jan 13, 2023 referred to cities 2


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S1739 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Cities 2
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 Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S6817, A9782
2021-2022: S1175, A5081

S1739 (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.

S1739 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1739 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 13, 2023
   SEPULVEDA, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed
   to be committed to the Committee on Cities 2
 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
   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
 vendors  only  forces  the  creation  of underground markets, as well as
 vendors operating without licenses or  permits  outside  the  regulatory
 system.  Street  vendors  should receive the basic opportunities to open
 small businesses to further stimulate the  City's  economy  as  well  as
 provide economic viability and mobility for entrepreneurship.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
 S. 1739                             2


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