senate Bill S303

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the bureau of the senior tenants' advocate in the state office for the aging

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 21, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to aging
Apr 04, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Feb 22, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 05, 2011 referred to aging

Votes

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Apr 4, 2011 - Aging committee Vote

S303
6
3
committee
6
Aye
3
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Apr 4, 2011

aye wr (3)

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S303 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1176
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1556A, A8966A

S303 - Summary

Establishes the bureau of the senior tenants' advocate within the state office for the aging; provides that the senior tenants' advocate shall assist senior citizen tenants in resolving complaints they may have with the New York state division of housing and community renewal, landlord disputes, rent increases, and other housing related matters; provides that the governor shall appoint the senior tenants' advocate to a term of four years.

S303 - Sponsor Memo

S303 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   303

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing the bureau of
  the senior tenants' advocate in the state office for the aging

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

  Section  1.  The  elder  law is amended by adding a new section 224 to
read as follows:
  S 224. SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE. 1. BUREAU ESTABLISHED. THERE IS HERE-
BY ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING A BUREAU  OF  THE  SENIOR
TENANTS' ADVOCATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING SENIOR TENANTS IN RESOLV-
ING COMPLAINTS THEY MAY HAVE WITH THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOUSING
AND  COMMUNITY  RENEWAL,  LANDLORD  DISPUTES,  RENT INCREASES, AND OTHER
HOUSING RELATED MATTERS.
  2. APPOINTMENT OF SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE. THE GOVERNOR SHALL APPOINT
A STATE SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE TO ADMINISTER AND SUPERVISE THE  BUREAU
OF THE SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE. THE SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE SHALL:
  (A) BE AN EMPLOYEE OF THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING;
  (B)  BE  SELECTED FROM AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE
IN LANDLORD AND TENANT LAW AND WITH OTHER QUALIFICATIONS APPROPRIATE FOR
THE POSITION;
  (C) HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO APPOINT ONE  OR  MORE  AUTHORIZED  REPRESEN-
TATIVES TO ASSIST THE SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS
OR  HER  DUTIES UNDER THIS SECTION AND, IF NECESSARY, PERFORM THE DUTIES
OF THE SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE ON HIS OR HER BEHALF; AND
  (D) REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING.
  3. DUTIES OF THE SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE.  THE SENIOR TENANTS'  ADVO-
CATE SHALL:
  (A)  IDENTIFY AND ASSIST IN THE RESOLUTION OF COMPLAINTS THAT ARE MADE
BY, OR ON BEHALF OF, SENIOR TENANTS IN THIS STATE  AND  THAT  RELATE  TO

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

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