New bill cuts the maximum amount a NYC street vendor can be fined in half

The City Council has passed a bill that reduces fines for licensed street vendors.The bill, which lowers the maximum amount a vendor can be fined

The City Council has passed a bill that

The City Council has passed a bill that reduces maximum fines for licensed street vendors from $1,000 to $500.

THE BRONX - The City Council has passed a bill that reduces fines for licensed street vendors.

The bill, which lowers the maximum amount a vendor can be fined from $1,000 to $500, was introduced to the City Council by Vamos Unidos. The organization pushes for street vendor rights and considers the bill a huge win for vendors throughout the city.

Street vendors can be issued a summons for anything from food handling to not wearing their vendor license. Many sellers become frustrated by the waiting period to get a city permit and sell without one, thereby putting themselves at risk for frequent fines.

Those without permits can still be fined up to $1,000 for a single violation.

Mayor Bloomberg still has to sign the bill into law, but it does have enough votes to override a veto.

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