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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to finance|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to finance|
senate Bill S395
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S395 - Details
S395 - Summary
Creates the office of the cooperative and condominium ombudsman; authorizes the residential unit tax and establishes the office of the cooperative and condominium ombudsman fund.
S395 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S395 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to creating the office of the cooperative and condominium ombudsman; to amend the tax law, in relation to authorizing the residential unit fee; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the office of the cooperative and condominium ombudsman fund PURPOSE: The bill creates the Office of the Cooperative and Condominium Ombudsman within the Department of Law to serve as a neutral, informative, and accessible resource available to cooperative and condominium residents, prospective shareholders and unit owners, boards of directors and managers, and other affected parties. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would add a new article 49-C to the Executive Law to create the Office of the Cooperative and Condominium Ombudsman within the Department of Law. The Office would be headed by an Ombudsman who is appointed for a fixed term by the Attorney General. The Attorney General would be responsible for the oversight of the
S395 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 395 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to creating the office of the cooperative and condominium ombudsman; to amend the tax law, in relation to authorizing the residential unit fee; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the office of the coop- erative and condominium ombudsman fund THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new article 49-C to read as follows: ARTICLE 49-C OFFICE OF THE COOPERATIVE AND CONDOMINIUM OMBUDSMAN SECTION 996. SHORT TITLE. 996-A. LEGISLATIVE DECLARATION. 996-B. DEFINITIONS. 996-C. OFFICE OF THE COOPERATIVE AND CONDOMINIUM OMBUDSMAN. 996-D. FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE OFFICE. 996-E. PRINCIPAL OFFICE AND SATELLITE OFFICES. 996-F. ASSISTANCE OF OTHER STATE AGENCIES. 996-G. REPORTS TO THE GOVERNOR, ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE LEGIS- LATURE. 996-H. CONTRACT AUTHORITY. 996-I. SEPARABILITY. S 996. SHORT TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS THE "COOPERATIVE AND CONDOMINIUM OMBUDSMAN ACT". S 996-A. LEGISLATIVE DECLARATION. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DETERMINES AS FOLLOWS: COOPERATIVE AND CONDOMINIUM HOUSING CONSTITUTES A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF NEW YORK STATE'S RESIDENTIAL HOUSING STOCK. IT IS AND HAS BEEN THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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