New York City Department of Consumer Affairs

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Department of Consumer Affairs
Department overview
Jurisdiction New York City
Headquarters 42 Broadway,
New York, NY
Department executive
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The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is the department of the Government of New York City[1] responsible for enforcing the city's consumer protection laws, licensing businesses in 55 different industries, paid sick leave law, commuter benefits law, mediating consumer complaints, and participating in consumer education. Its regulations are compiled in title 6 of the New York City Rules. Bill de Blasio appointed Julie Menin, the currect commissoner.[2]


The duties were performed by the Commissioner of Public Markets until 1968. Bess Myerson was appointed by mayor John Lindsay as the first commissioner of the renamed agency in 1969.[3][4]


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  1. ^ New York City Charter § 2201; "There shall be a department of consumer affairs, the head of which shall be the commissioner of consumer affairs."
  2. ^ a b New York City Department of Consumer Affairs website.
  3. ^ a b William McDonald (reporter) (5 January 2015). "Bess Myerson, New Yorker of Beauty, Wit, Service and Scandal, Dies at 90". The New York Times. New York City, New York: NYTC. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Murphy, William (5 January 2015). "Bess Myerson, first Jewish Miss America, television star and NYC's first consumer affairs commissioner, dies at 90". Newsday. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  5. ^ James C. McKinley, Jr. (April 16, 1993). "Green Reconsiders Leave And Resigns Consumer Post". New York Times. Retrieved 2015-02-07. Two days after he said he would take a leave of absence from his post as Consumer Affairs Commissioner to run for New York City Council President, Mark Green yesterday changed his mind and resigned from his post. 
  6. ^ "Finance Chief Is Appointed By Giuliani". New York Times. December 3, 1995. Retrieved 2015-02-06. Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani named the city's Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, Alfred C. Cerullo 3d, to be Commissioner of the New York City Department of Finance yesterday 
  7. ^ "Center for NYC Neighborhoods". Retrieved October 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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