senate Bill S3177A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to providing recourse for manufactured homeowners in manufactured home parks confronted with unjustifiable rent increases

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 14, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 07, 2011 1st report cal.1076
May 24, 2011 print number 3177a
amend and recommit to judiciary
Feb 10, 2011 referred to judiciary

Co-Sponsors

S3177 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5029A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §233, add §233-b, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6920A, A4851A

S3177 - Summary

Relates to providing recourse for manufactured homeowners in manufactured home parks confronted with unjustifiable rent increases; creates a local option in counties in New York state to provide such protection.

S3177 - Sponsor Memo

S3177 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 3177                                                  A. 5029

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 10, 2011
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, LOSQUADRO -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to providing recourse
  for  manufactured  homeowners  in  manufactured  home  parks,  who are
  confronted with unjustifiable rent increases

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings. The legislature finds and declares
that:
  (a) Factors unique to home ownership in manufactured home parks in New
York state require  that  the  owners  of  such  manufactured  homes  be
protected from involuntary forfeiture of their homes due to unreasonable
increases in lot rent.
  (b)  Homeownership  in such manufactured home parks differs from other
forms of homeownership as well as from the  traditional  landlord-tenant
relationship. Unlike other homeowners, because the manufactured homeown-
ers  do  not  control  the land on which their manufactured homes exist,
they have no control over this  substantial  portion  of  their  housing
costs.
  (c)  Vacant  lots  on which to place an existing manufactured home are
extremely rare in New York state, and the cost of relocating a  manufac-
tured  home,  even  if  such a vacancy exists, is prohibitively high and
threatens the structural integrity of many manufactured homes.
  (d) The  manufactured  homeowners'  total  lack  of  bargaining  power
disrupts the normal operation of market forces and renders such manufac-
tured  homeowners  captive  to  whatever  terms a manufactured home park
owner may choose to impose. Although many manufactured home park  owners
choose  not  to  take advantage of their superior bargaining power, many

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07661-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S3177A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5029A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §233, add §233-b, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6920A, A4851A

S3177A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing recourse for manufactured homeowners in manufactured home parks confronted with unjustifiable rent increases; creates a local option in counties in New York state to provide such protection.

S3177A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3177A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 3177--A                                            A. 5029--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 10, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by Sens. LAVALLE, NOZZOLIO -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Judiciary  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, LOSQUADRO -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Judiciary -- committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to providing recourse
  for manufactured  homeowners  in  manufactured  home  parks,  who  are
  confronted with unjustifiable rent increases

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature  finds  and  declares
that:
  (a) Factors unique to home ownership in manufactured home parks in New
York  state  require  that  the  owners  of  such  manufactured homes be
protected from involuntary forfeiture of their homes due to unreasonable
increases in lot rent.
  (b) Homeownership in such manufactured home parks differs  from  other
forms  of  homeownership as well as from the traditional landlord-tenant
relationship. Unlike other homeowners, because the manufactured homeown-
ers do not control the land on which  their  manufactured  homes  exist,
they  have  no  control  over  this substantial portion of their housing
costs.
  (c) Vacant lots on which to place an existing  manufactured  home  are
extremely  rare in New York state, and the cost of relocating a manufac-
tured home, even if such a vacancy exists,  is  prohibitively  high  and
threatens the structural integrity of many manufactured homes.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07661-02-1

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