Bills Would See NYC Eateries Face Lower Health Dept. Fines

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT) -- New York City legislative leaders said Monday they would bring up a package of bills designed to decrease the “fine burden” restaurateurs say they have faced since the city began giving eateries food safety letter grades in 2010.

Since the headline-grabbing grades were implemented, health inspections — and fines — have gone way up, lawmakers including New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said. They are proposing unspecified fine reductions, a more favorable appeals process and other changes to the law in order to ratchet down...
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