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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to housing, construction and community development|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to housing, construction and community development|
senate Bill S736
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S736 - Details
S736 - Summary
Defines, for purposes of the Mitchell-Lama housing projects, "essential services" which landlord in limited-profit housing companies are obligated to provide and requires that any authorized maximum average monthly rental increase shall be conditioned on the continued maintenance of such defined services.
S736 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S736 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the private housing finance law, in relation to defining "essential services" and conditioning approval of increase of maximum rentals upon maintenance of all essential services PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to insure that rent increases in Mitchell-Lama buildings are only granted when the housing company or landlord is maintaining essential services or when the increases are conditioned upon their being restored, The bill provides that before any rent increase is approved in respect to a Mitchell-Lama building, the housing company applying for the increase must be found to be maintaining all essential services, and that no increase shall be approved where there is a certification that the dwelling accommodation is a fire hazard or is in a dangerous condition, or is detrimental to life or health or is occupied in violation of law. If essential services are not being maintained or if fire hazards or dangerous conditions exist, a rent increase may be approved contingent upon the restoration of essential services of removal of unsafe conditions in a reasonably short and fixed time period. This bill also contains a definition of essential services which indicates that such services include, but are not limited to, repairs,
S736 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 736 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 private housing finance law, in relation to defining "essential services" and conditioning approval of increase of maximum rentals upon maintenance of all essential services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 12 of the private housing finance law is amended by adding a new subdivision 17 to read as follows: 17. "ESSENTIAL SERVICES". THOSE ESSENTIAL SERVICES WHICH THE COMPANY FURNISHED OR WHICH IT WAS OBLIGATED TO FURNISH ON THE DATE OF OCCUPANCY AND WHICH WERE INCLUDED IN THE MAXIMUM RENT FOR THE DWELLING ACCOMMO- DATIONS ON THAT DATE. THESE MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE, THE FURNISHING OF LIGHT, HEAT, HOT AND COLD WATER, AND ELEVATOR SERVICE. THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT APPLY WITH RESPECT TO SERVICES WHICH SHALL HAVE BEEN REDUCED OR DISCONTINUED PURSUANT TO THE EXPRESS CONSENT OF THE DIVISION. S 2. Section 31 of the private housing finance law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER AND EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, THE COMMISSIONER OR SUPERVISING AGENCY SHALL NOT APPROVE AN INCREASE IN THE PRESENT MAXIMUM AVERAGE MONTHLY RENTAL UNLESS THE COMPANY OR OTHER APPLICANT IS FOUND TO BE MAINTAINING ALL ESSENTIAL SERVICES FURNISHED OR REQUIRED TO BE FURNISHED AS OF THE DATE OF THE ISSUANCE OF THE ORDER AUTHORIZING A RENT INCREASE AND SUCH INCREASE SHALL BE CONDITIONED ON THE MAINTENANCE OF SUCH SERVICES THEREAFTER. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, NO RENT INCREASE SHALL BE APPROVED WHERE THE APPROPRIATE DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY HAVING JURISDICTION CERTIFIES THE DWELLING ACCOMMODATION IS A EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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