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NYC Council Considers Capping Food Delivery Fees During Emergencies

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City Council members are expected to vote today on capping the fees that delivery apps charge restaurants.

The bill would restrict the fees during emergencies, like the coronavirus pandemic, when restaurants can't have diners on the premises.

During such times, the apps wouldn't be allowed to charge more than a 15% fee per order.

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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.

Violations of the proposed law could mean fines up to $1,000 per restaurant per day.


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