NYC Set To Move Forward On Restaurant Health Fine Reform

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT) -- New York City on Thursday will take up bills designed to take a $10 million bite out of the annual “fine burden” restaurateurs have faced since the city began its letter-grading system by setting specific, lower fines and allowing eateries to fix problems in certain circumstances before having to pay up.

Instead of having officers from the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene set fines ranging between $200 and $2,000 the legislation would, in many common cases, set automatic $200 fines, Council Speaker Christine C....
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