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Reducing Fines Testimony

January 30, 2023

Today, the NYC Hospitality Alliance team testified at a City Council hearing in favor of important legislation we’ve advocated for that will reduce fines on restaurants, bars, and clubs, while also reforming the regulatory structure that has allowed higher than necessary fines to be levied on small businesses. 

If this legislation sponsored by Council Member Julie Menin is enacted, it will require city agencies that regulate small businesses to set their minimum fine amounts at the same minimum level set in the law and intended by the City Council, not an amount higher than they often set in their agency rules.

Click here to read the NYC Hospitality Alliance’s testimony to learn more and we’ll keep you informed as it advances through the legislative process. 

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