S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 9, 2011
Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 the use of areas
in housing authority projects for tenant meetings
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
61 to read as follows:
S 61. TENANT MEETINGS. ANY GROUP, COMMITTEE OR OTHER ORGANIZATION
COMPRISED OF TENANTS RESIDING IN HOUSING AUTHORITY PROJECTS, CONDUCTING
A MEETING AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED THIRTY OF THE REAL
PROPERTY LAW SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO MEET WITHOUT BEING REQUIRED TO PAY
A FEE IN ANY LOCATION OWNED BY SUCH AUTHORITY WHICH IS DEVOTED TO THE
COMMON USE OF ALL TENANTS, INCLUDING A COMMUNITY OR SOCIAL ROOM WHERE
USE IS NORMALLY SUBJECT TO A FEE, PROVIDED THAT SUCH MEETING IS
CONDUCTED IN A PEACEFUL MANNER, AT REASONABLE HOURS AND WITHOUT
OBSTRUCTING ACCESS TO THE PREMISES OR FACILITIES SO LONG AS THREE DAYS'
PRIOR NOTICE IS GIVEN TO THE COMPLEX WHERE THE MEETING IS TO TAKE PLACE.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.