senate Bill S339

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Imposes additional requirements with respect to the duty of a landlord to provide tenants with a written receipt for rent paid

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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 judiciary
Jan 05, 2011 referred to judiciary

S339 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A157
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง235-e, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4125, A7510

S339 - Summary

Imposes additional requirements with respect to the duty of a landlord to provide tenants with a written receipt for rent paid and directs the office of court administration to embark upon a campaign to inform tenants of their right to the same; authorizes the court to impose a twenty-five dollar rent reduction for each failure to comply with this section.

S339 - Sponsor Memo

S339 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 339                                                    A. 157

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

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

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Judici-
  ary

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Housing

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  real property law, in relation to the duty of a
  landlord to provide a written receipt of rent paid

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

  Section 1. Section 235-e of the real property law, as amended by chap-
ter 848 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
  S  235-e.  Duty  of  landlord to provide written receipt. (a) Upon the
receipt of rent for residential premises in the  form  of  cash  or  any
instrument  other than the personal check of the tenant, it shall be the
duty of the landlord to provide the payor OR IF PAID IN WHOLE OR PART BY
A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT OR THE OFFICE  OF  TEMPORARY  AND  DISABILITY
ASSISTANCE,  THEN  THE  TENANT,  with  a  written receipt containing the
following:
  1. The date;
  2. The amount;
  3. The identity of the premises and period for which paid; and
  4. The signature and title of the person receiving  the  rent  OR  THE
PRINTED  NAME,  ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE LICENSED REAL ESTATE
BROKER OR FIRM IN CHARGE OF THE DWELLING OR THE PRINTED NAME,  NEW  YORK
CITY  ADDRESS  AND  TELEPHONE  NUMBER  OF THE MANAGING AGENT OR DESIGNEE
DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH FIVE OF SUBDIVISION A OF SECTION 27-2098  OF  THE
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
  (b)  Where  a  tenant,  in writing, requests that a landlord provide a
receipt for rent paid by personal check, it shall be  the  duty  of  the

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

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