|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to housing|
|May 20, 2011||referred to housing|
assembly Bill A7873
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
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- Passed Senate
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A7873 (ACTIVE) - Details
A7873 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Allows persons 62 years or older to keep and care for common household pets in municipal housing; prevents eviction of such persons based on the ownership of pets; provides that any pet who poses a nuisance to the community may be removed; does not remove any pet owner from liability for the reasonable costs directly attributable to any damage caused by the pet.
A7873 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7873 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y May 20, 2011 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GIBSON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Housing AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to the keeping of certain household pets by persons sixty-two years of age or older 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 223-c to read as follows: S 223-C. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS WHO HAVE CERTAIN HOUSEHOLD PETS. 1. NO PERSON WHO IS SIXTY-TWO YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SHALL BE DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING IN ANY HOUSING PROJECT OR BE SUBJECTED TO EVICTION FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON THE SOLE GROUND THAT SUCH PERSON HAS A COMMON HOUSEHOLD PET WHICH WILL OR DOES RESIDE WITH SUCH PERSON THERE- IN. 2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS FOR THE KEEPING OF COMMON HOUSEHOLD PETS BY PERSONS SIXTY-TWO YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHO RESIDE IN A DWELLING IN ANY HOUSING PROJECT. SUCH REGULATIONS MAY INCLUDE CONSIDERATION, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE TENANTS OF SUCH HOUS- ING PROJECT, OF OTHER REASONABLE FACTORS TO GOVERN THE KEEPING OF COMMON HOUSEHOLD PETS SUCH AS DENSITY OF TENANTS, PET SIZE, POTENTIAL FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS OF TENANTS, AND STANDARDS OF PET CARE. SUCH REGULATIONS MAY INCLUDE AND ALL PET OWNERS SHALL COMPLY WITH, THE FOLLOWING IF REQUIRED: (A) INOCULATIONS AND LICENSING MANDATED BY STATE AND LOCAL LAWS; (B) SANITARY STANDARDS GOVERNING THE DISPOSAL OF PET WASTE; (C) LIMITING THE KEEPING OF COMMON HOUSEHOLD PETS TO ONE PER HOUSEHOLD AT ANY GIVEN TIME; (D) PET RESTRAINT IN COMMON AREAS; (E) PET REGISTRATION; AND (F) ALTERNATE CARETAKERS IN THE CASE OF SICKNESS OR INCAPACITY OF THE PET OWNER. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00646-01-1
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