FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 28, 2009
MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION INCREASING THE NUMBER OF AMUSEMENT DEVICES NON-ARCADE BUSINESSES CAN HAVE
Remarks by Mayor Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws
"The next bill before me is Introductory Number 853-A, sponsored by Council Members Comrie, Gennaro, Palma, Seabrook, Weprin, White and Mealy. This bill increases the number of amusement devices a business can have without being licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs as an arcade.
"During this period of economic hardship, our Administration is doing everything we can to help small business owners cut through red tape and keep their businesses moving forward. This legislation provides a small measure of relief to owners of various establishments around the City who have between five and ten arcade games on their premises - all while maintaining truancy safeguards to ensure that kids don't patronize these places when they should be in school.
"I would like to thank Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and their staff for their work on this bill. I would also like to thank the Council for approving this legislation."
Stu Loeser/Evelyn Erskine (212) 788-2958
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