senate Bill S5867

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to veterans' eligibility for public housing

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jul 27, 2011 referred to rules

S5867 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง156, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S1702
2015-2016: S932
2017-2018: S1482
2019-2020: S234

S5867 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to veterans' eligibility for public housing; expands eligibility requirements to include veterans of the recent conflicts; requires granting of a preference for public housing to veterans or families of veterans who have a military service connected disability.

S5867 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5867 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5867

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to veterans'  eligi-
  bility for public housing

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph b of subdivision 1  of  section
156  of the public housing law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of
2006, is amended to read as follows:
  (1) have served in the armed forces of the United States for a  period
of  at  least  six months (or any shorter period which terminated due to
death or injury incurred in such service), provided some portion of  the
period  of  service was between the twenty-eighth day of February, nine-
teen hundred sixty-one to the  seventh  day  of  May,  nineteen  hundred
seventy-five,  OR  BETWEEN THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, TWO THOUSAND
AND ONE TO THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER, TWO THOUSAND AND  FOURTEEN,
and
  S  2. Section 156 of the public housing law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. AN AUTHORITY SHALL GRANT A PREFERENCE IN THE SELECTION  OF  TENANTS
TO  VETERANS  OR  FAMILIES  OF  VETERANS  WHO  HAVE  A  MILITARY SERVICE
CONNECTED DISABILITY PROVIDED THAT SUCH VETERANS OR FAMILIES OF VETERANS
OTHERWISE QUALIFY FOR OCCUPANCY IN  SUCH  AN  AUTHORITY'S  PROJECTS  AND
PROVIDED FURTHER THAT SUCH AUTHORITY HAS COMPLIED WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
SECTION  960.206 OF TITLE 24 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS RELATING
TO SUCH PREFERENCES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13291-01-1

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