Notice of Adoption - Consumer Protection Law Penalty Schedule

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule


The Department is amending its consumer protection law penalty schedule to add an entry for violations of section 5-38 of chapter 5 of title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York, which requires sellers to comply with certain requirements when selling goods declared to be temporarily in short supply.  The Department is also adding entries for:

· Violations of section 5-09, which imposes limitations on offers made by sellers;

· Violations of section 5-33, which creates requirements for transactions negotiated in Spanish; and

· Violations of section 5-50, which creates requirements for the delivery of furniture and major appliances. 

The penalty for each of these added entries is found in section 20-703 of the New York City Administrative Code. 


The Department is also adding language to the penalty schedule to incorporate a maximum penalty of $500 for knowing violations of the consumer protection law code and rules, which is provided for by section 20-703 of the New York City Administrative Code.


Pursuant to section 1043(d)(4)(ii) of the New York City Charter, this rule was exempt from review and certification under Charter section 1043(d).