|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to cities|
|Apr 05, 2011||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to cities|
senate Bill S24
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S24 - Details
S24 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S24 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to certification of payment of rent by the human resources administration to the tenant PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires the Human Resources Administration to issue a receipt, upon request, to a tenant on public assistance verifying proof of a rental payment to the landlord. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends title twenty-six of the Administrative Code of the City of New York by adding a new chapter ten. JUSTIFICATION: This bill provides tenants on public assistance the right to request and promptly obtain a receipt as proof of rental payment made by the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA). This legislation is deemed necessary because there are hundreds of cases whereby tenants whose rent is paid by HRA are summoned to landlord/tenant court for non-payment of rent. For many, this legislation could
S24 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 24 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SQUADRON, ADAMS, DIAZ, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to certification of payment of rent by the human resources administration to the tenant THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Title 26 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 10 to read as follows: CHAPTER 10 CERTIFICATION OF CERTAIN RENT PAYMENT S 26-901 CERTIFICATION OF PAYMENT. (A) WHENEVER RENT IS PAID BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION TO A LANDLORD ON BEHALF OF A TENANT WHO IS RECEIVING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, THE HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION SHALL ISSUE A CERTIFICATION OF PAYMENT TO SUCH TENANT, UPON REQUEST BY THE TENANT FOR CERTIFICATION. THE CERTIFICATION OF PAYMENT SHALL SET FORTH: (1) THE DATE THE PAYMENT WAS MAILED; (2) THE NAME OF THE LANDLORD TO WHOM THE PAYMENT WAS MAILED; (3) THE ADDRESS TO WHICH PAYMENT WAS MAILED; AND (4) THE AMOUNT OF PAYMENT MAILED. (B) A REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATION OF PAYMENT MAY BE MADE BY THE TENANT IN PERSON AT THE TENANT'S ASSIGNED HUMAN RESOURCE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OR BY THE TENANT OR THE LANDLORD BY TELEPHONE. IF A REQUEST IS MADE IN PERSON, THE CERTIFICATION OF PAYMENT SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE TENANT AT THE TENANT'S ASSIGNED HUMAN RESOURCE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE NOT MORE THAN TWO DAYS AFTER THE REQUEST IS MADE. IF THE REQUEST IS MADE BY TELEPHONE, THE CERTIFICATION OF PAYMENT SHALL BE SENT VIA FIRST CLASS MAIL TO THE TENANT AT HIS OR HER LAST KNOWN ADDRESS NOT MORE THAN FIFTEEN DAYS AFTER THE REQUEST IS MADE. EACH HUMAN RESOURCE ADMINIS- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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