Bill Text: NY A06084 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes the enactment of zoning to regulate formula retail uses in a city with a population of one million or more persons.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-27 - referred to cities [A06084 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06084-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 27, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Cities
        AN ACT to amend the New York city charter, in  relation  to  authorizing
          the enactment of zoning laws and ordinances to regulate formula retail
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The New York city  charter  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 200-a to read as follows:
     3    § 200-a. Formula retail uses. a. For the purposes of this section, the
     4  term "formula retail use" shall mean a retail sales establishment which,
     5  along  with ten or more other retail sales establishments located in the
     6  United States, maintains two or more of the following features: a stand-
     7  ardized array of merchandise,  a  standardized  facade,  a  standardized
     8  decor  and  color  scheme,  a  uniform  apparel, standardized signage, a
     9  trademark or a servicemark.
    10    b. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, zoning resol-
    11  utions enacted pursuant to section  two  hundred  of  this  chapter  may
    12  include  the  regulation,  restriction  or prohibition of formula retail
    13  uses where enacted pursuant to a comprehensive plan and a  valid  public
    14  purpose.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.