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Know the Law - Recent Law and Rule Changes

2014 Law and Rule Changes

Local Law 153 of 2013 – Cure Law
Law Effective Date:
June 30, 2014
Rule Effective Date: July 11, 2014
Under this law, a business can certify that it has cured (corrected) identified first-time, signage-related violations and settle the violations without penalty. In order to pay no penalty for curable violations, a business must plead guilty to the violation, correct the violation within 30 days of the inspection date, and submit a Cure Certification to DCA as proof that the business cured the violation. From March 1 to June 30, 2014, DCA will provide warnings to businesses on curable violations and encourage businesses to visit the Business Toolbox to print required signs.

Read Local Law 153 of 2013
Read Rule
Read FAQs
Cure a DCA violation online

Law Raising the Sales Age from Eighteen to Twenty-one Years for Cigarettes and Tobacco Products and Establishing a Sales Age of Twenty-one Years for Electronic Cigarettes Took Effect on May 18 (Int 0250-2010 A, Local Law 94 of 2013)
  Download Age Restriction Sign
 *Read FAQs from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
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For more information, visit DOHMH's Smoking Legislation page 

Two Sidewalk Café Law Changes Took Effect on April 29:
     Law Relating to the Revocable Consent Term (Int 0876-2012 A, Local Law 137 of 2013)
     Law Relating to the Review and Approval of Petitions for Revocable Consents to Operate Sidewallk Cafés (Int 1039-2013 A, Local Law 139 of 2013)

Law Relating to Recordkeeping Requirements for Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Took Effect on April 29 (Int 1177-2013 A, Local Law 149 of 2013)
     *View and comment (by May 13, 2014) on proposed Rules from NYPD at NYC Rules

Law to Provide Business Owners the Ability to Indicate a Language Preference for Agency Inspections Took Effect on April 16 (Int 1191-2013 A, Local Law 132 of 2013)

NYC's Paid Sick Leave Law Took Effect on April 1
     Read Local Law 46 of 2013
     Read Local Law 6 of 2014  
     Read Local Law 7 of 2014
     Visit the Paid Sick Leave Law Web page for more information

Law Changes Relating to the Sale of Cigarettes and Tobacco Products, Regulation of Retail and Wholesale Dealers, and Repeal of Section 17-707 (Public Health Messages Required Where Tobacco Advertisements Appear on Certain Properties) Took Effect on March 19 (Int 1021-2013 A, Local Law 97 of 2013)
  Download NYC/NYS Tax Stamp Sign
 *Read FAQs from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
 Sensible Tobacco Enforcement FAQs
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 Cigar Sales FAQs 
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  For more information, visit DOHMH's Smoking Legislation page



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