FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2005
MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION BRINGING VENDING LAW INTO COMPLIANCE WITH EXECUTIVE ORDER 41
Remarks by Mayor Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws
"The last bill before me today is Introductory Number 491-A, sponsored by Council Members Barron, Boyland, Dilan, James, Liu, Martinez, Seabrook, Stewart, Vann, Clarke, Gonzalez, Reed, Jackson and Weprin. This bill repeals the provisions of the food vendor law and the general vendor law that requires officials to check the citizenship status of an applicant for a food or vendor's license.
"These requirements are contradictory to Executive Order 41, which forbids City employees from asking the immigration status of those who do business or have contact with the City. This legislation will bring the vending law into conformity with the rest of City law and with the policy of this Administration.
Edward Skyler / Jordan Barowitz (212) 788-2958
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