senate Bill S68

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires leases in N.Y. city to contain a rider concerning the rights and duties with regards to the housing part of court

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Mar 01, 2012 defeated in judiciary
Feb 21, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Jan 05, 2011 referred to judiciary

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Mar 1, 2012 - Judiciary committee Vote

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S68 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3909
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §235-h, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4148

S68 - Bill Texts

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Requires leases in cities with a population of one million or more to contain a rider describing the rights and duties with regards to the housing part of such city's housing part of civil court; directs the office of court administration to conduct a public information program informing tenants of their rights and of the right to utilize the housing of the civil court.

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BILL NUMBER:S68

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the real property law, in relation to notice of the rights and
duties of owners and tenants in cities with a population of one million
or more

PROVISIONS:
Section 235-h added to the real property law directing owners of
residential real property in cities of populations of one million or
more to furnish each tenant signing a new or renewal lease with a
rider describing the rights and duties of owners and tenants in the
housing part of the civil court in such city.
The new section also directs landlords to add language to the lease
alerting tenants to the inclusion of the rider. The rider shall he a
standard form to be written by the Office of Court Administration.
The Office of Court Administration is further directed to conduct a
public information program informing tenants of their rights and of
their right to utilize the housing of the Civil Court.

JUSTIFICATION:
Many of New York City's tenants continue to be unaware of their
substantial rights as tenants and thus are at the mercy of unscrupulous
landlords. Few tenants know how to begin the process of dealing with
a landlord in violation of the city's housing codes or ordinances.
This bill promotes tenants' self advocacy leading to greater
compliance by landlords with the New York City housing codes and
regulations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
1999-2000: S.5133 Died in Committee
2001-2002: S.2328 Died in Committee
2003-2004: S.3007 Died in Committee
2005-2006: S.1795 Died in Committee
2007-2008: S.4767 Died in Committee
2009-2010: S.4148 Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined cost to the Office of Court Administration.

EFFECTIVE. DATE:
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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

                                   68

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  real property law, in relation to notice of the
  rights and duties of owners and tenants in cities with a population of
  one million or more

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

  Section  1.  The  real property law is amended by adding a new section
235-h to read as follows:
  S 235-H. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF OWNERS AND TENANTS.  1. IN CITIES WITH A
POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, EACH OWNER  OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROP-
ERTY SHALL FURNISH TO EACH TENANT SIGNING A  NEW  OR  RENEWAL  LEASE,  A
RIDER  DESCRIBING  THE  RIGHTS  AND  DUTIES OF OWNERS AND TENANTS IN THE
HOUSING PART OF THE CIVIL COURT IN SUCH  CITY.  SUCH  PUBLICATION  SHALL
CONFORM  TO  THE  INTENT OF SECTION 5-702 OF THE GENERAL OBLIGATIONS LAW
AND SHALL BE ATTACHED AS AN ADDENDUM TO THE LEASE. UPON THE FACE OF EACH
LEASE, IN BOLD PRINT, SHALL APPEAR THE FOLLOWING:    "ATTACHED  TO  THIS
LEASE  ARE  THE  PERTINENT  RULES  AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING TENANTS AND
LANDLORDS' RIGHTS WITH REGARDS TO THE HOUSING PART OF THE CIVIL COURT".
  2. THE RIDER SHALL BE IN A FORM PROMULGATED BY  THE  OFFICE  OF  COURT
ADMINISTRATION  IN  LARGER  TYPE THAN THE LEASE AND SHALL BE UTILIZED AS
PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
  3. THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION SHALL PREPARE  AND  IMPLEMENT  A
PUBLIC  EDUCATION  CAMPAIGN,  USING  THE  WRITTEN MEDIA, RADIO AND TELE-
VISION, THE PURPOSE OF WHICH SHALL BE TO INFORM TENANTS OF ALL OF  THEIR
RIGHTS  AS  TENANTS, AND OF THE AVAILABILITY OF THE HOUSING PART OF SUCH
CITY'S CIVIL COURT SHOULD THEY BE AGGRIEVED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01410-01-1

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