Back in November, City Councilman Richie Torres proposed a law that would make cashless businesses illegal in NYC. That legislature will now be discussed by the City Council.
This week, the New York City Council will meet to discuss a ban that was proposed by Councilman Ritchie Torres and three co-sponsors last year. The idea behind the cashless ban is based on the claim that businesses that don’t accept cash could be “discriminating against communities that have difficulty accessing credit cards.” Violators of said legislation could potentially face fines up to $250 for a first offense of denying sale with cash.
.@NYCCouncil will hold a hearing on the cashless ban legislation on February 14th at 1pm. https://t.co/oAjspjEVRl
— Ritchie Torres (@RitchieTorres) February 8, 2019
In a tweet earlier back in November, Ritchie Torres explained that a cashless business model is exclusionary and potentially discriminatory.
A cashless business model is a discriminatory model that excludes low-income & underbanked communities. More tonight on @PIX11News @ 10pm. pic.twitter.com/UL0SS1Gpcd
— Ritchie Torres (@RitchieTorres) November 29, 2018
The hearing to discuss the issue is set for Thursday, February 14 at 1 pm.
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