Alan Sugarman provided post hearing Comment to the New York City Council in connection with a proposed bill to regulate M.A.R.C.H., after Sugarman testimony to City Council Committee. Sugarman questioned whether M.A.R.C.H. should even exits and detailed a number of improvements to strengthen the bill, which was enacted as Local Law 220 of 2019.
As noted in the Committee transcript of November 13, 2019 transcript:
At a hearing several months ago, the question was raised of whether the task force should even exist at all. I am still not convinced that it is necessary and I am glad that this bill will better support businesses against these raids and shine a lot on a long shrouded process. Following significant feedback and concerning firsthand reports from local venues and advocates, we updated the bill to require proactive outreach to businesses and enact stronger oversight of how, when and why these raids occur.2019 02 18 Sugarman Submission To City Council Re MARCH