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Cuomo signs law going easier on small businesses

Dec 27, 2019 12:26 am
Liz Young reports in the Albany Business Journal that Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law giving small businesses more leeway to fix certain violations before facing fines. Small businesses independently owned and operated companies with no more than 100 employees will now get a 15-day period to correct certain minor violations before they are fined. Cuomo vetoed the same bill last year saying the bill's exemptions allowing for fines when a violation endangered public health and safety were not strict enough. Assemblyman John McDonald III, a Democrat, made the change, and this year Cuomo made it a law. "We continue to not only improve the tax climate here, but we also continue to try to improve the overall perception of New York state, that it is trying, and succeeding in some parts, on trying to be more business friendly," McDonald said. Read more about this story in the Albany Business Journal.