Bill proposed to add some English to all store signs

Two City Council members have proposed a bill that would require all store names and addresses be displayed in English.

New York City Council members Dan Halloran and Peter Koo are sponsoring the bill. The bill would require businesses to present at least 60 percent of their signage in English and allow for the other 40 percent to be in any other language.

They say many store signs in The Bronx are displayed in other languages and that it makes it difficult for fire and EMS first responders to respond to emergencies, and cuts down on outside consumerism.

If passed, the bill would give business owners up to four years to change existing signs and shop awnings.

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