Legislature Passes Bill Banning Circulars and Flyers

January 16, 2008
Albany – On Tuesday, January 14th, Assemblywoman Joan Millman joined the New York State Legislature in passing legislation to clarify a 2007 law banning the unsolicited placement of flyers and circulars on private property.

Upon approval by the Governor, the new law would become effective in 90 days. Like the legislation passed in the summer of 2007, this bill applies to owner-occupied buildings containing up to four units. The new bill now grants the mayor authority to appoint an appropriate city agency to enforce violations of the ban.

“This is a problem for many of my constituents, and I thank my colleagues in the legislature for expediting passage of the bill,” stated Millman. “The next step is for Governor Spitzer to sign it into law. I am pleased to offer residents free signs notifying solicitors that they do not wish to receive flyers and circulars.”

Residents may contact Assemblywoman Millman’s Brooklyn office at 718-246-4889 for signs.