senate Bill S749

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Removes provisions prohibiting N.Y. city from strengthening rent regulation laws to provide more comprehensive coverage than state laws

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to cities
Jan 15, 2009 referred to cities

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S749 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1688
Law Section:
Local Emergency Housing Rent Control Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §1, Chap 21 of 1962

S749 - Summary

Removes provisions that prohibit cities of one million or more from strengthening rent regulation laws to provide more comprehensive coverage than state laws.

S749 - Sponsor Memo

S749 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   749

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced   by  Sens.  KRUEGER,  DUANE,  MONSERRATE,  ONORATO,  PARKER,
  PERKINS, SAVINO, SCHNEIDERMAN, SERRANO, STAVISKY  --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Cities

AN ACT to amend  the  local  emergency  housing  rent  control  act,  in
  relation to rent regulation laws

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 1 of chapter 21  of  the  laws  of
1962,  constituting  the  local  emergency  housing rent control act, as
amended by chapter 82 of the  laws  of  2003,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  5.  Authority  for local rent control legislation.  Each city having a
population of one million or more, acting through its local  legislative
body,  may  adopt  and  amend local laws or ordinances in respect of the
establishment or designation of a city  housing  rent  agency.  When  it
deems such action to be desirable or necessitated by local conditions in
order  to  carry  out the purposes of this section, such city, except as
hereinafter provided, acting through its local legislative body and  not
otherwise,  may  adopt  and amend local laws or ordinances in respect of
the regulation and control  of  residential  rents,  including  but  not
limited  to  provision  for  the establishment and adjustment of maximum
rents, the classification of housing accommodations, the  regulation  of
evictions,  and  the  enforcement  of such local laws or ordinances. The
validity of any such local laws or ordinances, and the  rules  or  regu-
lations  promulgated  in  accordance therewith, shall not be affected by
and need not be consistent with the state emergency housing rent control
law or with rules and regulations of the state division of  housing  and
community renewal.
  Notwithstanding  any  local  law  or ordinance, housing accommodations
which became vacant on or after July first, nineteen hundred seventy-one

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01149-01-9

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