Friday, September 23, 2005
Intro 709, Consumer Affairs and Double Dipping
Currently, the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs can fine a small business for violating tobacco regulations (e.g. not having a "We Card" sign) twice, once under the city law and again under state law. This outrageous provision allows DCP to double its revenue and again shows that the administration sees small business as a perennial cash cow. Thankfully, Intro 709, sponsored by Speaker Miller and Councilmembers Liu, Nelson and Stewart would eliminate such double dipping. We'll keep you updated on this legislation.
Posted by Neighborhood Retail Alliance at 12:57 PM