S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 14, 2013
Introduced by Sens. FLANAGAN, FUSCHILLO, MARTINS -- read twice and
ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
Judiciary -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to sprinkler system
notice in residential leases
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding a new section
231-a to read as follows:
S 231-A. SPRINKLER SYSTEM NOTICE IN RESIDENTIAL LEASES. 1. EVERY RESI-
DENTIAL LEASE SHALL PROVIDE CONSPICUOUS NOTICE IN BOLD FACE TYPE AS TO
THE EXISTENCE OR NON-EXISTENCE OF A MAINTAINED AND OPERATIVE SPRINKLER
SYSTEM IN THE LEASED PREMISES.
2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "SPRINKLER SYSTEM" SHALL HAVE THE
SAME MEANING AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE-A OF THE EXEC-
3. IF THERE IS A MAINTAINED AND OPERATIVE SPRINKLER SYSTEM IN THE
LEASED PREMISES, THE RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENT SHALL PROVIDE FURTHER
NOTICE AS TO THE LAST DATE OF MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law, and shall apply to leases entered into on or
after such date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.