The bill would restrict the fees during emergencies, like the coronavirus pandemic, when restaurants can’t have diners on the premises.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Stealing Wallet From Subway Rider In Queens
During such times, the apps wouldn’t be allowed to charge more than a 15% fee per order.Amazon's 'Prime Day' Underway; De Blasio Tell New Yorkers It's A 'Perfect Day To Keep It Local, To Buy From Your Neighborhood Stores'
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday he supports the council’s action.
“This is one where we want to make sure people are treated fairly. And they saw something that wasn’t fair to every day people going through so much, and I think it’s smart legislation, so I will support it,” he said.MORE NEWS: Road To Reopening: New York Sports And Entertainment Venues Welcome Back Fans At Full Capacity
Violations of the proposed law could mean fines up to $1,000 per restaurant per day.
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