senate Bill S2763

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires landlords to check state sex offender registry when leasing to a new tenant or on notice of sublet, and to notify tenants with children of certain listings

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Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to housing, construction and community development
Feb 01, 2011 referred to housing, construction and community development

S2763 - Details

Law Section:
Multiple Dwelling Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง301-a, Mult Dwell L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5044

S2763 - Summary

Requires landlords to check state sex offender registry when leasing to a new tenant, subtenant or adult occupant, and to notify tenants with children under age sixteen of any listing of such tenant, subtenant or adult occupant as a level three sex offender; exempts landlord from any civil or criminal liability for damages for any discretionary decision to release relevant information pursuant to this section or for failing to release such information, unless it is shown the landlord acted with gross negligence or in bad faith.

S2763 - Sponsor Memo

S2763 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2763

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Housing,
  Construction and Community Development

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  multiple  dwelling law, in relation to landlord
  checks of the state sex offender registry and notification of  certain
  tenants

  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 301-a to read as follows:
  S  301-A. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY CHECK. 1. LANDLORDS OF MULTIPLE DWELL-
INGS SHALL, WITHIN THE FIRST SIXTY DAYS FOLLOWING: (A)  EXECUTION  OF  A
LEASE  WITH A NEW TENANT, OR (B) NOTICE OF OCCUPANCY BY A THIRD PARTY OR
ADULT OCCUPANT IN INTEREST TO A LEASED UNIT, PERFORM A CHECK OF SUCH NEW
TENANT, SUBTENANT OR ADULT OCCUPANT IN THE SEX OFFENDER  REGISTRY  MAIN-
TAINED  BY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES PURSUANT TO SECTION
ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-B OF THE CORRECTION LAW. LANDLORD ACCESS TO  THE
REGISTRY  SHALL  BE THROUGH THE "900" TELEPHONE NUMBER MAINTAINED BY THE
DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES, AND ACCORDING TO THE REQUIREMENTS
FOR ACCESS AS SPECIFIED IN SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED  SIXTY-EIGHT-P  OF  THE
CORRECTION  LAW  OR THROUGH THE INTERNET SITE MAINTAINED BY THE DIVISION
OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES.
  2. IF SUCH NEW TENANT, SUBTENANT OR ADULT OCCUPANT IS  LISTED  IN  THE
REGISTRY AS A LEVEL THREE SEX OFFENDER, THE LANDLORD SHALL PROVIDE WRIT-
TEN NOTIFICATION OF SUCH FINDING TO BUILDING TENANTS WITH CHILDREN UNDER
THE  AGE  OF  SIXTEEN  WHETHER THE CHILDREN PERMANENTLY RESIDE WITH SUCH
TENANT OR RESIDE FROM TIME TO TIME ON A TEMPORARY BASIS. IT SHALL BE THE
TENANT'S DUTY TO NOTIFY THE LANDLORD OF THE AGES OF SUCH TENANT'S  CHIL-
DREN.    A LANDLORD OF A MULTIPLE DWELLING SHALL PROVIDE A LIST OF NAMES
OF CURRENT TENANTS, SUBTENANTS  OR  ADULT  OCCUPANTS  OF  SUCH  MULTIPLE
DWELLING  TO  ANY TENANT IN SUCH MULTIPLE DWELLING, UPON REQUEST BY SUCH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06441-01-1

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