City Council passes a number of bills that will affect Bronx residents
The City Council passed a number of bills Wednesday that will affect residents living in the Bronx. Bronx City Councilmember Madeline Provenzano helped push through a bill that will lead to safer construction sites. The bill makes it illegal for employers to knowingly hire workers who are not properly trained and have not obtained requirements of fitness to work on supported scaffolds. The City Council also passed a bill that may help stop Bronx children from consuming dangerous foods. It prevents the sale of candy products containing dangerous levels of lead. Landmark bills were also passed to fight identity theft. One bill will penalize businesses who take part in fraud, another will require city agencies and those licensed by Department of Consumer Affairs to notify people if their personal information has been compromised. Mayor Bloomberg (R-NY) must sign off on these bills before they become laws.