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This bill would require City agencies to provide employees and job applicants with information about the availability of student loan forgiveness programs. DCWP would prepare the information and make it available to employers in the City, and to other City agencies for their use with their own employees and job applicants.

The bill would also require a license for third-party food delivery services in the City, and repeal a subchapter in the Administrative Code that contains existing laws regulating such services. It would also establish penalties for violations of the bill’s provisions. The bill is intended to implement the recently passed Local Laws 2311-A, 2333-A, and 2335-A.