senate Bill S3114

Amended

Provides for the use of common areas in housing authority projects for tenant group meetings without the imposition of a fee

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 09 / Mar / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.195
  • 10 / Mar / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / Mar / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 16 / Mar / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A570
  • 02 / May / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTION RECONSIDERED
  • 02 / May / 2011
    • RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 02 / May / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 02 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING
  • 05 / May / 2011
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 05 / May / 2011
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 11 / May / 2011
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / May / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 3114A
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING
  • 22 / Jun / 2011
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 22 / Jun / 2011
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 22 / Jun / 2011
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 22 / Jun / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3114B
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 13 / Mar / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 13 / Mar / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1214
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING

Summary

Provides for the use of common areas in housing authority projects by tenant groups, committees or organizations without the imposition of a fee providing that the meeting is peacefully conducted, during reasonable hours, does not obstruct any access, and the meeting space is reserved three days in advance.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A570
Versions:
S3114
S3114A
S3114B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง61, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A570A
2009-2010: A1401, S6916, A1401
2007-2008: A5557, S7289, A5557

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BILL NUMBER:S3114

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the public housing law, in relation to the use of areas in
housing authority projects for tenant meetings

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

This bill would allow tenants, of public housing authority projects,
desiring to conduct a meeting pursuant to section two hundred thirty
of the real property law to have the use, without having to pay a
fee, of any location owned by the authority and set aside as an area
of common use for all tenants, including any community or social room
where use is normally subject to a fee, providing the meeting is
peacefully conducted, during reasonable hours, does not obstruct any
access, and the meeting space is reserved three days in advance.

JUSTIFICATION:

This legislation would give tenants of housing authority projects the
opportunity to plan and schedule meetings within their specific
complex without having to rent an authorized meeting space. Groups,
or committees, that, due to the inability to pay for a community or
social room where use is usually subject to a fee, would be forced to
meet in apartments or open areas in possible violation of building
codes, would be guaranteed free use of a bona-fide meeting place.
This legislation would also protect the housing authority complex by
requiring the authority governing the complex by giving three days
notice of the desired meeting which must be conducted in a peaceful
manner, during reasonable hours, and without obstruction of any
access to the premises or facilities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2007: A.5557
2005-2006: A.736
2003-2004: A.6769
2001-2002: A.6314
1999-2000: A.1480
1997-1998: A.4035
1995-1996: A.7523

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3114

                       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
  Community Development

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.
                                                           LBD01725-02-1

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