Technical Amendments and Increase in Permitted Warehouse Charges

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, June 22, 2018
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

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of Operations conducted a retrospective rules review of the City’s existing rules, identifying rules that should be repealed or modified to reduce regulatory burdens, increase equity, support small businesses, and simplify and update content to help support public understanding and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

Specifically, DCA is proposing to:

  • Amend 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 proposed amendment does not make any substantive changes to the rule.
  • Amend 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1 of subchapter G of chapter 2 of title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York, which relate to newsstands, to replace outdated references to the Art Commission of the City of New York with updated references to the New York City Public Design Commission.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.
  • Amend 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 proposed amendment would eliminate 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.
  • Amend 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 proposed increase of the maximum amount charged accounts for the passage of time since the rule was originally promulgated. This proposed amendment also fixes a typographical error.

The proposed rule amendments also include minor plain language edits throughout.

 

Public Hearing
Subject: 

.Technical Amendments and Increase in Permitted Warehouse Charges

Public Hearing Date: 
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 10:00am
Contact: 

Casey Adams, 212-436-0095, cadams@dca.nyc.gov

Location: 
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004