senate Bill S4455A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Directs New York city housing authority to first offer vacant apartments to mobility impaired tenants living on a higher floor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
May 18, 2011 amended on third reading 4455a
May 17, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 11, 2011 1st report cal.622
Apr 06, 2011 referred to housing, construction and community development

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S4455 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3420A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §402, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7898, A11658

S4455 - Summary

Directs New York city housing authority to first offer vacant apartments to mobility impaired tenants living on a higher floor.

S4455 - Sponsor Memo

S4455 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4455

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SMITH  -- 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 granting tenants,
  with  a  physically disabling condition that affects their mobility, a
  preference in occupying a vacant dwelling unit on a lower floor in the
  same building in projects  operated  by  the  New  York  city  housing
  authority

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

  Section 1. Section 402 of the public housing law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, UPON
THE VACANCY OF A DWELLING UNIT IN ANY PROJECT OPERATED BY THE AUTHORITY,
SUCH VACANT DWELLING UNIT SHALL FIRST BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR OCCUPANCY TO
ANY TENANT WITHIN THE SAME BUILDING WHO LIVES ON A HIGHER FLOOR THAN THE
VACANT DWELLING UNIT, WHEN THE VACANT DWELLING UNIT IS THE SAME SIZE  OR
SMALLER  THAN  THE  UNIT  OCCUPIED  BY SUCH TENANT, AND WHO HAS OR HAS A
FAMILY MEMBER RESIDING WITH HIM OR HER, WHO HAS A  PHYSICALLY  DISABLING
CONDITION THAT AFFECTS MOBILITY.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08113-01-1

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S4455A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3420A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §402, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7898, A11658

S4455A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs New York city housing authority to first offer vacant apartments to mobility impaired tenants living on a higher floor.

S4455A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4455A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4455--A
    Cal. No. 622

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SMITH  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community  Development  --  reported  favorably  from  said committee,
  ordered to first and  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading

AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to granting tenants,
  with a physically disabling condition that affects their  mobility,  a
  preference in occupying a vacant dwelling unit on a lower floor in the
  same  building  in  projects  operated  by  the  New York city housing
  authority

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

  Section  1. Section 402 of the public housing law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE  CONTRARY,  UPON
THE VACANCY OF A DWELLING UNIT IN ANY PROJECT OPERATED BY THE AUTHORITY,
SUCH VACANT DWELLING UNIT SHALL FIRST BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR OCCUPANCY TO
ANY  TENANT WITHIN THE SAME PROJECT WHO LIVES ON A HIGHER FLOOR THAN THE
VACANT DWELLING UNIT, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE VACANT DWELLING  UNIT  MUST
BE  THE  SAME SIZE OR SMALLER THAN THE UNIT OCCUPIED BY SUCH TENANT, AND
THE TENANT OR ANY OTHER  LEGAL  OCCUPANT  CURRENTLY  RESIDING  WITH  THE
TENANT HAS A DISABILITY, AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION TWENTY-ONE OF SECTION
TWO  HUNDRED NINETY-TWO OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW, THAT AFFECTS MOBILITY.  IF
TWO OR MORE TENANTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUCH VACANT  APARTMENT,  PREFERENCE
SHALL BE GIVEN TO THE INDIVIDUAL THAT HAS RESIDED IN THE PROJECT FOR THE
LONGEST PERIOD OF TIME.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08113-03-1

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