ECB's Food Vendor Administrative Code and General Vendor Penalty Schedules
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose
In accordance with the authority vested in the Environmental Control Board (ECB) by Sections 1049-a and 1043 of the New York City Charter, ECB is amending two (2) penalty schedules—the Food Vendor Administrative Code Penalty Schedule (“Food Vendor Penalty Schedule”) found in Section 3-107 of Subchapter G of Chapter 3 of Title 48 of the Rules of the City of New York (“Food Vendor Penalty Schedule”) and the General Vendor Penalty Schedule found in Section 3-109 of Subchapter G of Chapter 3 of Title 48 of the Rules of the City of New York.
The proposed rule amends the Food Vendor Penalty Schedule and the General Vendor Penalty Schedule to include recent changes in laws and rules.
Vending Prohibited Within 20 Feet of Residential Building Exits
First, on March 13, 2013, the City Council adopted and the Mayor signed into law Int. 727-A. This bill amended Administrative Code sections 17-315 (d) and 20-465(d) to prohibit vending within twenty (20) feet of exits of buildings that are exclusively residential at street level. The bill also deleted paragraph (3) of section 20-465 (q), which made it illegal to vend with ten (10) feet from entrances or exits to buildings that are exclusively residential at the street level.
Vending Prohibited Next to No-Standing Zones at Hospitals and Health Facilities
Second, on the same date, the Council adopted Int. 789-A. This law amends Administrative Code sections 17-315 (e) and 20-465 (e), making it illegal to vend next to no-standing zones at hospitals or other health facilities.
Changes to Multiple Offense Schedule
Third, on May 8, 2013 the City Council enacted Int. 434-A, effective 120 days from that date. The law lowers the maximum penalty that can be charged for vending violations subject to a multiple offense schedule from $1,000 to $500. The law also narrows the scope of what is considered a subsequent violation to include only violations of the same section of law issued to the same respondent within two (2) years of the date of offense of the previous notice of violation.