S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
June 10, 2010
Introduced by Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and
AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in
relation to requiring owners or landlords of a property within the
city of New York to disclose bedbug infestation history of such prop-
erty before it is leased
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
by adding a new section 27-2018.1 to read as follows:
S 27-2018.1 NOTICE OF BEDBUG INFESTATION HISTORY. A. FOR HOUSING
ACCOMMODATIONS SUBJECT TO THIS CODE, AN OWNER SHALL FURNISH TO EACH
TENANT SIGNING A VACANCY LEASE, A NOTICE IN A FORM PROMULGATED OR
APPROVED BY THE STATE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL THAT
SETS FORTH THE PROPERTY'S BEDBUG INFESTATION HISTORY FOR THE PREVIOUS
YEAR REGARDING THE PREMISES RENTED BY THE TENANT AND THE BUILDING IN
WHICH THE PREMISES ARE LOCATED.
B. UPON WRITTEN COMPLAINT, IN A FORM PROMULGATED OR APPROVED BY THE
DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL, BY THE TENANT THAT HE OR SHE
WAS NOT FURNISHED WITH A COPY OF THE NOTICE REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBDI-
VISION A OF THIS SECTION, THE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
SHALL ORDER THE OWNER TO FURNISH THE NOTICE.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.