senate Bill S55

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Permits New York city department of social services to participate in proceedings in housing part of civil court

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Jan 05, 2011 referred to judiciary

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S55 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2967
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Civil Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §110, NYC Civ Ct Act
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5297, A1494

S55 - Summary

Authorizes the housing part of the civil court of the city of New York on its own motion or on the motion of a party to join the department of social services of the city of New York as a party in any action or proceeding wherein the failure of a recipient of or applicant for public assistance to pay rent is at issue; also permits the court to join the division of adult protective services of the city of New York, where appropriate.

S55 - Sponsor Memo

S55 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   55

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SQUADRON, DIAZ, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, MONTGOM-
  ERY, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the New York city civil court act, in  relation  to  the
  participation  of the department of social services of the city of New
  York in certain actions and proceedings in the housing  part  of  such
  court

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision (d) of section 110 of the New York city  civil
court  act,  as  added by chapter 982 of the laws of 1972, is amended to
read as follows:
  (d)  In any of the actions or proceedings specified in subdivision (a)
and on the application of any party, any city department or  the  court,
on  its  own  motion,  may join any other person or city department as a
party in order to effectuate proper housing maintenance standards and to
promote the public interest.  IN ADDITION TO ANY  OTHER  APPLICATION  OF
ITS  POWERS UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION, THE COURT MAY, ON THE APPLICATION OF
ANY PARTY OR ON ITS OWN MOTION, JOIN AS A PARTY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL
SERVICES OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN ANY ACTION OR  PROCEEDING  IN  WHICH
THE  PAYMENT  OR  NON-PAYMENT OF RENT BY A RECIPIENT OF OR APPLICANT FOR
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PURSUANT TO THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW IS AT  ISSUE,  AND
THE  COURT MAY JOIN AS A PARTY THE DIVISION OF ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN ANY SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING,  WHERE  APPRO-
PRIATE.
  S    2.   This act shall take effect immediately, and shall govern any
action or proceeding pending in the housing part on the  effective  date
of this act, as well as actions and proceedings instituted thereafter.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00104-01-1

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