Technical Amendments and Increase in Permitted Warehouse Charges

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

The Law Department, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Office of Operations conducted a retrospective review of the City’s existing rules, identifying those that should be repealed or modified to reduce regulatory burdens, increase equity, support small businesses, and simplify and update content to help public understanding and compliance.  The review identified the amendments contained herein. 

Specifically, the Department is making the following amendments:

  • Section 1-06 of chapter 1 of title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York, which relates to the bond requirements for licenses, to fix a typographical error. This amendment does not make any substantive changes to the rule.
  • Sections 2-61, 2-63, 2-64, and 2-65 of part 1 of subchapter G of chapter 2 of title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York, which relate to newsstands, to replace outdated references to the Art Commission of the City of New York with updated references to the New York City Public Design Commission. The Art Commission of the City of New York no longer exists.
  • Section 2-253 of subchapter X of chapter 2 of title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York to eliminate certain information required to be displayed by electronic or home appliance service dealers, such as the name of one owner or partner of the business. In the experience of DCA, this information is not helpful to a consumer who wants to file a complaint and is unnecessarily burdensome on the business to provide. A consumer can file a complaint about a business using the business’s DCA license number and/or location. Additionally, this amendment eliminates the requirement that a business provide to consumers on request a copy of DCA’s regulations governing electronic or home appliance service dealers. In DCA’s experience, such information is not helpful to consumers and the regulations are readily available from the Department.
  • Sections 2-321 and 2-322 of subchapter BB of chapter 2 of title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York to increase the maximum amount that may be charged by a storage warehouse for a written estimate based upon a physical inspection. This increase of the maximum amount charged accounts for the passage of time since the rule was originally promulgated. This amendment also fixes a typographical error.

The amendments also include minor plain language edits throughout.