#N12BK: Cash or credit

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Do you pay cash or credit?

There’s a growing trend of cashless restaurants that only accept card or e-payments like Apple Pay.

Some city councilmen would like to change that trend.

Councilman Ritchie Torres of the Bronx is introducing a bill that would force restaurants and other establishments to accept cash.

Torres argues places that don’t accept cash pose a challenge to low-income people who might not have access to credit cards, bank accounts or smartphones with apple pay credibility.

Violators would face fines of up to $250 for the first offense and up to $500 for additional violations.

The bill was co-sponsored by Councilman Chaim Deutsch and Rafael Espinal of Brooklyn and Keith Powers of Manhattan.

The bill would have to be passed by a City Council vote before being put into effect.

How do you feel about restaurants going cashless?

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