senate Bill S450

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes administrative enforcement of state and local housing maintenance laws

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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view actions (4)
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


S450 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Multiple Dwelling Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3, Mult Dwell L; amd §304, Mult Res L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3857, A5674

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

S450 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             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


  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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