If the law allows refills it has nullified itself. Besides, as my brother pointed out, you order one drink with extra ice and another with no ice and you have the same thing.
As for Bloomy’s political affiliation, he was a Democrat until he decided he wanted to succeed Guiliani. To do that he figured he needed to be a Republican.
Yes he’s nuts. He thinks he can regulate guns sales at gun shows in Ohio for crying out loud.
That is the well-known "Cola Show Loophole". They will plug that one.
At home, if I fill a 32 oz plastic McD’s cup 3/4 full of ice, a 12 oz can of Coke fills the cup.
The same ratio should apply when you buy a “huge” drink at the fast food restaurant or convenience store. (do they even have convenience stores in NYC?)
Of course, all bets are off on the Big Gulp sizes, the ones which come with a diving board and require a lifeguard in attendance if ordered by children under the age of 12.