assembly Bill A1843

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows persons 62 years or older in any housing project to keep common household pets

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


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Oct 25, 2013 enacting clause stricken
Jan 09, 2013 referred to housing

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A1843 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1824
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง223-c, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A188
2011-2012: A1000, A7873, S3117
2015-2016: A6842, S3551
2017-2018: A6302, S793
2019-2020: A6435

A1843 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows persons 62 years or older to keep and care for common household pets in municipal housing; prevents eviction of such persons based on the ownership of pets; provides that any pet who poses a nuisance to the community may be removed; does not remove any pet owner from liability for the reasonable costs directly attributable to any damage caused by the pet.

A1843 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1843

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GIBSON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COLTON,
  GLICK, HOOPER, MILLMAN, STEVENSON -- read once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Housing

AN  ACT  to  amend the public housing law, in relation to the keeping of
  certain household pets by persons sixty-two years of age or older

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

  Section  1.  The public housing law is amended by adding a new section
223-c to read as follows:
  S 223-C. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS  WHO  HAVE  CERTAIN  HOUSEHOLD
PETS.  1.  NO  PERSON  WHO  IS  SIXTY-TWO YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SHALL BE
DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING IN ANY HOUSING PROJECT OR BE SUBJECTED TO
EVICTION FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON THE SOLE GROUND THAT SUCH PERSON  HAS
A COMMON HOUSEHOLD PET WHICH WILL OR DOES RESIDE WITH SUCH PERSON THERE-
IN.
  2.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS FOR THE KEEPING OF
COMMON HOUSEHOLD PETS BY PERSONS SIXTY-TWO YEARS OF  AGE  OR  OLDER  WHO
RESIDE  IN  A  DWELLING  IN  ANY  HOUSING  PROJECT. SUCH REGULATIONS MAY
INCLUDE CONSIDERATION, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE TENANTS OF SUCH HOUS-
ING PROJECT, OF OTHER REASONABLE FACTORS TO GOVERN THE KEEPING OF COMMON
HOUSEHOLD PETS SUCH AS DENSITY OF TENANTS, PET SIZE, POTENTIAL FINANCIAL
OBLIGATIONS OF TENANTS, AND STANDARDS OF PET CARE. SUCH REGULATIONS  MAY
INCLUDE AND ALL PET OWNERS SHALL COMPLY WITH, THE FOLLOWING IF REQUIRED:
  (A) INOCULATIONS AND LICENSING MANDATED BY STATE AND LOCAL LAWS;
  (B) SANITARY STANDARDS GOVERNING THE DISPOSAL OF PET WASTE;
  (C) LIMITING THE KEEPING OF COMMON HOUSEHOLD PETS TO ONE PER HOUSEHOLD
AT ANY GIVEN TIME;
  (D) PET RESTRAINT IN COMMON AREAS;
  (E) PET REGISTRATION; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02064-01-3

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