senate Bill S3117

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows persons 62 years or older in any housing project to keep common household pets

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
May 24, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 23, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2011 1st report cal.735
Feb 09, 2011 referred to housing, construction and community development

Votes

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May 18, 2011 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

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Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: May 18, 2011

S3117 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7873
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง223-c, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A188

S3117 - 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.

S3117 - Sponsor Memo

S3117 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3117

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 9, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 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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