The proposed bill would require department of health and mental hygiene supervisors to visit food service establishments and personally observe violations identified by a food service establishment inspector prior to determining whether to close such food service establishments. This legislation would apply to closing determinations arising from a food service establishment’s inability to correct a public health hazard before the end of a sanitary inspection, a food service establishment operating without a valid permit, or a food service establishment receiving 28 or more points on three consecutive sanitary inspections.
Int. No. 654
By Council Members Maisel and Yeger
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to food service establishment closures
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 15 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-1506 to read as follows:
§ 17-1506 Food Service Establishment Closures. Prior to ordering the closure or cessation of operations of a food service establishment pursuant to subdivision b, c or d of section 81.39 of the health code of the city of New York, the supervisor of a food service establishment inspector must personally observe any violations identified by such food service establishment inspector as the basis for ordering such closure or cessation of operations.
§2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner may take such actions as are necessary to implement this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.