Identification Requirement for Representatives

Proposed Rules: Open to Comments

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Comment By: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule


The Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) is proposing to add a new subdivision (g) to Section 6-23 of Title 48 of the Rules of the City of New York, and to make corresponding amendments to subdivisions (e) and (f) of such Section. The provisions codified in Chapter 6 of Title 48 of the Rules of the City of New York govern ECB adjudicatory proceedings, as well as other proceedings under the jurisdiction of the OATH Hearings Division.


Section 6-23 lists the requirements that an individual must meet in order to serve as a registered representative before the OATH Hearings Division. Subdivision (g) would add an additional requirement: mandating that all registered representatives who appear before the OATH Hearings Division present valid government-issued photo identification in order to file a notice of appearance for an in-person hearing, or to submit any motions in person including, but not limited to, requests to reschedule and motions to vacate a default.


This proposed rule would facilitate the investigation of fraudulent submissions to OATH by ensuring that photo identification illustrating the identity any person submitting a document to the OATH Hearings Division in person is recorded. This proposed rule amendment will also deter individuals from falsely claiming to be a respondent’s representative with authority to act on the respondent’s behalf at an in-person OATH hearing. This proposed rule represents one step in OATH’s continuing efforts to identify and to stop impersonators, and thus protect the integrity of OATH proceedings.

Public Hearing

Identification Requirement for Representatives

Public Hearing Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:00am

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