S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
May 12, 2010
Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and
AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to requiring any
program or activity relating to housing which receives federal finan-
cial assistance to comply with the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The public housing law is amended by adding a new section
223-c to read as follows:
S 223-C. NON-DISCRIMINATION UNDER PROJECTS RECEIVING FINANCIAL ASSIST-
ANCE. 1. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION THE TERMS "PROGRAM OR ACTIV-
ITY" AND "FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS
PROVIDED IN THE FEDERAL REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 AND ITS IMPLEMENTING
2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY PROGRAM
OR ACTIVITY RELATING TO HOUSING WHICH RECEIVES FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSIST-
ANCE SHALL COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SECTION FIVE
HUNDRED FOUR OF THE FEDERAL REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 AS AMENDED.
3. THE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL AND ALL OTHER AGEN-
CIES, AUTHORITIES, AND OTHER INSTRUMENTALITIES OF THE STATE AND LOCAL
GOVERNMENT WHICH DISTRIBUTE OR ADMINISTER FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
SHALL APPLY AND ENFORCE THE PROVISION OF THIS SECTION AND SHALL AMEND
ALL APPLICABLE RULES AND REGULATIONS ACCORDINGLY.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date is authorized and directed to
be made and completed on or before such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.