senate Bill S1740

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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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.674
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 1740A
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A2929A

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 five days in advance.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1740
S1740A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง61, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A570A, S3114B
2009-2010: A1401, S6916
2007-2008: A5557, S7289

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BILL NUMBER:S1740

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public housing law, in relation to the use of areas in
housing authority developments for tenant meetings

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 nay 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 bonafide 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1740

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ESPAILLAT,  AVELLA,  MONTGOMERY -- 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 developments 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  DEVELOPMENTS,
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 WITH-
OUT  OBSTRUCTING  ACCESS  TO THE PREMISES OR FACILITIES SO LONG AS THREE
DAYS' PRIOR NOTICE IS GIVEN TO THE  MANAGEMENT  OFFICE  OF  THE  PROJECT
DEVELOPMENT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00736-01-3

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