2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    October 27, 2021

        Introduced  by  Sen. REICHLIN-MELNICK -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

        AN ACT to amend the general business law,  in  relation  to  authorizing
          minors  to  operate  temporary  businesses without certain licenses or

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
     2  398-g to read as follows:
     3    §  398-g. Temporary businesses operated by minors. 1. For the purposes
     4  of this section:
     5    (a) "Minor" shall mean an individual under the age of eighteen.
     6    (b) "Temporary business" shall mean any  business  that  operates  for
     7  less  than  thirty days and generates less than five thousand dollars in
     8  profit in a calendar year.
     9    2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rule or  regulation  to
    10  the  contrary,  a  minor  shall  not be required to obtain any permit or
    11  license, other than a license required  by  article  five,  six,  six-C,
    12  six-D,  seven,  eight-B, eleven, fourteen, twenty-seven, twenty-seven-A,
    13  twenty-eight, twenty-nine-A, thirty-five-C or forty-one of this  chapter
    14  or  a  professional  license required by the education law or the public
    15  health law, to operate a temporary business.
    16    3. The local governing body or the local law enforcement agency of the
    17  city, town, or village in which the minor operated temporary business is
    18  located may require such minor to move the location  of  such  temporary
    19  business  if  such  location is determined to pose a substantial risk to
    20  the health and safety of such minor or of the general public.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.