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
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and
AN ACT to amend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to rent reduction
in cases of submetered utility service
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The multiple dwelling law is amended by adding a new
section 302-d to read as follows:
S 302-D. PROVISIONS RELATING TO MULTIPLE DWELLINGS WITH SUBMETERING.
1. ANY TENANT RESIDING IN A BUILDING WHICH IS SUBJECT TO SUBMETERING OF
UTILITIES SHALL RECEIVE A REDUCTION IN RENT WHICH IS EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT
OF THE UTILITY COSTS FOR WHICH SUCH TENANT IS RESPONSIBLE, WHERE SUCH
COSTS WERE PREVIOUSLY INCLUDED IN SUCH TENANT'S RENT.
2. THE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL SHALL, WITHIN NINETY
DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, REVIEW THE STANDARD AND
ACTUAL RENT REDUCTIONS FOR SUBMETERED PROPERTIES AND SHALL REQUIRE
INCREASES WHERE THE DIVISION DETERMINES NECESSARY. THE DIVISION SHALL
DEVELOP A PROCESS FOR TENANTS TO APPEAL THEIR RENT REDUCTION IF IT DOES
NOT ACCURATELY REFLECT THE AMOUNT THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR SUBME-
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.