Establish general provisions relating to the working conditions of third-party service employees and the obligation for third-party delivery services to allow delivery personnel to set limits on the distance and route for deliveries. Effective date: April 22, 2022This bill would require food delivery requests and courier services to give delivery drivers the ability to: (i) establish a maximum distance per trip they will travel; and (ii) the employee does not agree to travel on bridges or tunnels. Apps and messaging services would be required to give workers the ability to change settings at any time. Apps or couriers could not offer a worker trips that did not match the parameters or punish a worker for his parameters. The following information will be provided prior to travel: • Address where food, beverages or other goods are to be collected; • estimated time and distance per trip; •Tip; • Indemnities payable, excluding tips. In addition, the bill would contain different definitions; obligations to the Ministry of Consumer and Labour Protection, applications and courier services; and enforcement capabilities, including those available to the city and workers, that would apply to all food supplier laws. Read Local Law 114 of 2021. The state recently opened applications for the Emergency Rent Assistance program, which provides landlords of tenants who have had a hard time during the pandemic with payments for up to 12 months of relocation and three months of future rent. If this legislation is enacted by Cuomo, money from government settlements with opioid manufacturers will have to go into the so-called Opioid Settlement Fund. While the 2020 presidential election attracted an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots, New York`s slow counting process stood out from other states that completed counting within a day or two of Election Day.
Sale of plants and flowers during the Asian Lunar New YearLegal Effective Date: January 27, 2017This bill would provide an exemption from existing laws requiring street vendors to obtain a license before selling goods and services on New York City streets. This bill would allow individuals to sell plants and flowers on Asian Lunar New Year Day and during the previous seven days. Read Local Law 3 of 2017. “New York is leading the fight to reduce gun violence and save lives,” said Lt. Gen. Antonio Delgado. We want to ensure that everyone in our communities is safe, and these new gun laws will help prevent tragedies by ensuring that gun owners receive proper training, that safety measures are encouraged, and that firearms are not transported to sensitive locations. Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark said, “Anything we can do to curb the mass carnage and daily gun violence plaguing our communities must be done NOW.
I commend Governor Hochul, President Heastie and Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins for taking action at the state level, and I hope Congress will act as well. COVID-19 Relief Package – Requires the waiver and refund of certain revocable consent fees for sidewalk cafes and provides for the repeal of this provision upon expiration. Effective date of the Act: May 26, 2020. Note: This local law is effective immediately, expires and is considered repealed on March 1, 2021. On March 17, 2020, several stores were ordered to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants had to interrupt on-site food service. As restaurants face unprecedented financial losses and will no longer be able to use their sidewalk cafes during the state of emergency, this bill requires the city to waive or reimburse revocable consent fees for unclosed sidewalk cafes due between March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021. Closed consent fees for roadside cafes would be waived for the duration of the Mayor`s Emergency Decree No. 105, issued on April 4, 2020. Read Local Law 54 of 2020.
ALBANY — New York lawmakers wrapped up their annual session on Capitol Hill Thursday after passing hundreds of bills awaiting approval from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The bills include a measure that increases the fines the state can impose on agents, as well as another that requires the state to adopt rules that standardize agents` operating practices when they encounter potential clients — including whether identification can be requested and whether exclusive brokerage contracts are allowed. Assembly President Carl Heastie said: “My colleagues and I, in the majority of the Assembly, have worked tirelessly for years to combat the scourge of armed violence that has plagued this country for too long. In just 10 days, two horrific shootings claimed the lives of 31 innocent people in Uvalde, Texas, and here in Buffalo, New York, including children, in places where they should have felt safe. Together with our Senate colleagues and Governor Hochul, we have worked to ensure that New York`s gun laws are the strongest in the country, because we believe every American deserves to feel safe. I`m proud of our efforts here in New York, but this country needs to have a serious conversation about its obscene fascination with guns and assault weapons so that every American can live without fear that gun violence will destroy their communities. Visit the New York State Assembly or the New York Senate for links to the state constitution, consolidated laws, and unconsolidated laws, and search the website for New York State laws for the current year. Senator Brian Kavanagh said: “We will never completely rid our country of atrocities like the horrific shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde – or the daily gun violence that afflicts so many of our communities – until the gun industry and its allies in Congress and in many states act responsibly and stop blocking legislation that would end the violence.
But our actions over the past decade and the legislation Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law today show that we are willing and able to protect New Yorkers from the scourge of gun violence. I thank Governor Hochul, Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Carl Heastie for their leadership, our colleagues in the Executive House and the Legislative Assembly, and the many lawyers, survivors, law enforcement experts and gun violence prevention experts who have helped shape our understanding of what needs to be done. DCWP Docketing RuleRule Effective Date: August 12, 2021Notice of Adoption to Add New Rules to Implement a Recently Enacted State Law that Modifies the provisions of the New York City Charter (“Charter”) regarding the prosecution of judgments in certain enforcement proceedings initiated by the Department. Read the rule. Rep. Demond Meeks said, “The basic principle of New York State is Excelsior, `still in place.` At the onset of COVID-19, New York took the lead in adopting measures and protective measures to combat the spread of this unknown virus. We moved quickly and moved forward while doing what we thought was right to save lives across our state. It`s no different when it comes to mass murder and rising rates of gun violence, another deadly disease that afflicts our communities. As an epidemic, we must protect members of our communities by implementing restorative reforms to increase public safety. We must support our initiatives and push for regulations and policies that protect the people of New York State from further senseless acts of violence. Together, we must stand up to hatred and prejudice and fight ever higher for our residents and families.
Licensing of third-party food delivery services and repeal of 20 Administrative Code of the City of New York City Administrative Code Chapter 5, Chapter 5, subchapter 22 relating to third-party food delivery services. Effective date: January 24, 2022This bill would require third-party grocery delivery services to be licensed to operate in the city. It would also repeal the Administrative Code subchapter, which contains existing laws governing third-party food delivery services, and instead include the requirements of recently passed introductions 2311-A, 2333-A, 2335-A, and 2356-A into that law`s licensing system. Under the bill, the ministry could refuse or refuse a licence or suspend or revoke a licence if a third-party food delivery service has committed two or more violations of the subchapter of the act. Outpatient food delivery services that violate the requirements of the subchapter of the Act would also be subject to civil penalties as well as civil penalties from the city or a person against whom a violation has been committed. The Ministry of Consumer and Employee Protection would be required to inform the provisions of this law. Read Local Law 100 of 2021. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said, “The recent mass shootings have shocked the nation, and I commend the legislature and Governor Hochul for taking swift and decisive action by passing new laws to make our neighborhoods safer. Whether it`s loophole closures, a stricter red flag law, mandatory microstamps, or a law to combat hate on social media, New York continues to lead the country with common-sense laws to end gun violence. “The firearms training requirement applies to all applicants for secret licenses as of September 1, 2022 and includes individuals who live in New York and Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties who need to renew their licenses.