|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to housing, construction and community development|
|Apr 13, 2011||defeated in housing, construction and community development|
|Mar 18, 2011||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to housing, construction and community development|
senate Bill S450
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S450 - Details
S450 - Summary
Authorizes localities to establish administrative proceedings for the enforcement of state and local housing maintenance codes; permits administratively imposed penalties to be dockets and enforced in the same manner as a judgement in a civil action without further judicial proceedings.
S450 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S450 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the multiple dwelling law and the multiple residence law, in relation to authorizing administrative imposition of civil penalties in the enforcement of state and local housing maintenance laws PURPOSE: To authorize administrative proceedings for the enforcement of housing maintenance codes. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would authorize localities to establish administrative proceedings, in addition to judicial proceedings, for the enforcement of housing maintenance codes. Administratively imposed penalties would be docketed and enforced in the same manner as a judgement in a civil action without judicial proceedings. JUSTIFICATION: Presently, localities are required to enforce their housing codes through judicial proceedings. Several localities, however, are slow in their enforcement measures and in some cases actions are not taken because the courts are backlogged with summary eviction proceedings. The most glaring example is New York City which has millions of outstanding
S450 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 450 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, DUANE, HUNTLEY, STAVISKY -- 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 multiple dwelling law and the multiple residence law, in relation to authorizing administrative imposition of civil penalties in the enforcement of state and local housing maintenance laws THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs a and b of subdivision 4 of section 3 of the multiple dwelling law, as amended by chapter 516 of the laws of 1983, are amended to read as follows: a. Any city, town or village may make local laws, ordinances, resol- utions or regulations not less restrictive than those provided in this chapter and may provide for their enforcement by legal or equitable actions or proceedings, OR BY ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS, and prescribe the penalties, sanctions and remedies for violations thereof. In the enforcement and administration of this chapter in a city of three hundred twenty-five thousand or more persons, the penalties, sanctions and remedies enacted by local law may be applied, notwithstanding their inconsistency with this chapter, or the provisions of this chapter. b. In a city of three hundred twenty-five thousand or more persons, such local laws may authorize such actions or proceedings against the owner, lessee of a whole multiple dwelling, agent or other person having control of such dwelling, and any responsible party, or against the dwelling in rem. Such local laws may further authorize (1) that civil OR ADMINISTRATIVELY IMPOSED penalties may be enforced against the person liable therefor, and that in addition to the methods of enforcement for judgments established in the civil practice law and rules, a lien may be imposed against the premises and the rents therefrom; (2) that such EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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