assembly Bill A6949C

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 30, 2014 advanced to third reading cal.811
May 28, 2014 reported
Apr 09, 2014 print number 6949c
Apr 09, 2014 amend (t) and recommit to housing
Feb 18, 2014 print number 6949b
Feb 18, 2014 amend (t) and recommit to housing
Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing
Aug 26, 2013 print number 6949a
Aug 26, 2013 amend and recommit to housing
Apr 25, 2013 referred to housing

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A6949 - Details

Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 7 §238-a, RP L; add §223-c, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2065
2017-2018: A1594
2019-2020: A1960
2021-2022: A7136

A6949 - Summary

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog.

A6949 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6949

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, OTIS, SOLAGES, BRINDISI, RAIA, TEDISCO
  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M. of A. ARROYO, COOK, RA, SWEENEY -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Housing

AN ACT to amend the real property law, the public housing  law  and  the
  cooperative  corporations  law,  in relation to discrimination against
  owners of specific breeds of dog

  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
339-ll to read as follows:
  S 339-LL. LIMITATIONS ON BY-LAWS, RULES AND  REGULATIONS.  NO  BY-LAW,
RULE, REGULATION, RESOLUTION OR DECISION MAY BE ADOPTED THAT RESTRICTS A
UNIT  OWNER'S  ABILITY  TO  OWN A SPECIFIC BREED OF DOG. NOTHING IN THIS
SECTION SHALL  BE  CONSTRUED  TO  PROHIBIT  A  BOARD  OF  MANAGERS  FROM
RESTRICTING  OWNERSHIP  OF DOGS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR BREED, OR OWNERSHIP
OF DANGEROUS DOGS AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF  THE
AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
  S  2.  The public housing law is amended by adding a new section 223-c
to read as follows:
  S 223-C. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS  WHO  OWN  CERTAIN  BREEDS  OF
DOGS.  NO  PERSON SHALL BE DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING IN ANY PROJECT
OR BE SUBJECTED TO EVICTION FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON  THE  SOLE  GROUND
THAT  SUCH  PERSON  OWNS  A  SPECIFIC BREED OF DOG AND RESIDES WITH SUCH
PERSON.
  S 3. The real property law is amended by adding a new section 238-a to
read as follows:
  S 238-A. DISCRIMINATION IN LEASES WITH RESPECT TO  SPECIFIC  BREED  OF
DOGS.  NO  PERSON,  FIRM  OR  CORPORATION OWNING OR HAVING IN CHARGE ANY
APARTMENT HOUSE, TENEMENT HOUSE OR OTHER BUILDING OR  MOBILE  HOME  PARK
USED  FOR  DWELLING  PURPOSES SHALL RESTRICT A TENANT'S ABILITY TO OWN A
SPECIFIC BREED OF DOG. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION  SHALL  BE  CONSTRUED  TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10118-02-3

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A6949A - Details

Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 7 §238-a, RP L; add §223-c, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2065
2017-2018: A1594
2019-2020: A1960
2021-2022: A7136

A6949A - Summary

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog.

A6949A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6949--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, OTIS, SOLAGES, BRINDISI, RAIA, TEDIS-
  CO, GLICK, ROSENTHAL, TITONE, MAISEL, GABRYSZAK, KATZ  --  Multi-Spon-
  sored  by  --  M.    of  A. ARROYO, COOK, RA, SWEENEY -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Housing  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the real property law, the public housing  law  and  the
  cooperative  corporations  law,  in relation to discrimination against
  owners of specific breeds of dog

  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
339-ll to read as follows:
  S 339-LL. LIMITATIONS ON BY-LAWS, RULES AND  REGULATIONS.  NO  BY-LAW,
RULE, REGULATION, RESOLUTION OR DECISION MAY BE ADOPTED THAT RESTRICTS A
UNIT  OWNER'S  ABILITY  TO  OWN A SPECIFIC BREED OF DOG. NOTHING IN THIS
SECTION SHALL  BE  CONSTRUED  TO  PROHIBIT  A  BOARD  OF  MANAGERS  FROM
RESTRICTING  OWNERSHIP  OF DOGS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR BREED, OR OWNERSHIP
OF DANGEROUS DOGS AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF  THE
AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
  S  2.  The public housing law is amended by adding a new section 223-c
to read as follows:
  S 223-C. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS  WHO  OWN  CERTAIN  BREEDS  OF
DOGS.  NO  PERSON SHALL BE DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING IN ANY PROJECT
OR BE SUBJECTED TO EVICTION FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON  THE  SOLE  GROUND
THAT  SUCH  PERSON  OWNS  A  SPECIFIC BREED OF DOG AND RESIDES WITH SUCH
PERSON. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION  SHALL  BE  CONSTRUED  TO  PROHIBIT  THE
RESTRICTION  OF  OWNERSHIP OF DOGS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR BREED, OR OWNER-
SHIP OF DANGEROUS DOGS AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF
THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10118-03-3

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A6949B - Details

Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 7 §238-a, RP L; add §223-c, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2065
2017-2018: A1594
2019-2020: A1960
2021-2022: A7136

A6949B - Summary

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog.

A6949B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6949--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, OTIS, SOLAGES, BRINDISI, RAIA, TEDIS-
  CO, GLICK, ROSENTHAL, TITONE, KATZ -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.
  ARROYO,  COOK,  RA, SWEENEY -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Housing -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on  Housing  in  accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the real property law and the public housing law, in
  relation to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog

  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
339-ll to read as follows:
  S 339-LL. LIMITATIONS ON BY-LAWS, RULES AND  REGULATIONS.  NO  BY-LAW,
RULE, REGULATION, RESOLUTION OR DECISION MAY BE ADOPTED THAT RESTRICTS A
UNIT  OWNER'S  ABILITY  TO  OWN A SPECIFIC BREED OF DOG. NOTHING IN THIS
SECTION SHALL  BE  CONSTRUED  TO  PROHIBIT  A  BOARD  OF  MANAGERS  FROM
RESTRICTING  OWNERSHIP  OF DOGS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR BREED, OR OWNERSHIP
OF DANGEROUS DOGS AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF  THE
AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
  S  2.  The public housing law is amended by adding a new section 223-c
to read as follows:
  S 223-C. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS  WHO  OWN  CERTAIN  BREEDS  OF
DOGS.  NO  PERSON SHALL BE DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING IN ANY PROJECT
OR BE SUBJECTED TO EVICTION FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON  THE  SOLE  GROUND
THAT  SUCH  PERSON  OWNS  A  SPECIFIC BREED OF DOG AND RESIDES WITH SUCH
PERSON. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION  SHALL  BE  CONSTRUED  TO  PROHIBIT  THE
RESTRICTION  OF  OWNERSHIP OF DOGS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR BREED, OR OWNER-
SHIP OF DANGEROUS DOGS AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF
THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10118-04-4

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A6949C (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 7 §238-a, RP L; add §223-c, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2065
2017-2018: A1594
2019-2020: A1960
2021-2022: A7136

A6949C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog.

A6949C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6949--C

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, OTIS, SOLAGES, BRINDISI, RAIA, TEDIS-
  CO, GLICK, ROSENTHAL, TITONE, KATZ, COLTON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A.  ARROYO, COOK, McDONOUGH, MILLMAN, RA, SWEENEY -- read once  and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on Housing -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Housing in accordance with
  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  again
  reported  from  said  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public housing law and the  real  property  law,  in
  relation to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog

  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 OWN CERTAIN BREEDS OF
DOGS. NO PERSON SHALL BE DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING IN  ANY  PROJECT
OR  BE  SUBJECTED TO EVICTION FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON THE GROUNDS THAT
SUCH PERSON OWNS A SPECIFIC BREED OF DOG AND THE DOG RESIDES  WITH  SUCH
PERSON. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT THE IMPO-
SITION  OF  REASONABLE  RESTRICTIONS OR REQUIREMENTS ON THE OWNERSHIP OF
DOGS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR BREED,  OR  OWNERSHIP  OF  DANGEROUS  DOGS  AS
DEFINED  IN  SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED  TWENTY-THREE  OF THE AGRICULTURE AND
MARKETS LAW.
  S 2. Article 7 of the real property law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 238-a to read as follows:
  S  238-A.  DISCRIMINATION  IN LEASES WITH RESPECT TO SPECIFIC BREED OF
DOGS. NO PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION OWNING  OR  HAVING  IN  CHARGE  ANY
APARTMENT  HOUSE,  TENEMENT  HOUSE OR OTHER BUILDING OR MOBILE HOME PARK
USED FOR DWELLING PURPOSES SHALL RESTRICT A TENANT'S ABILITY  TO  OWN  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10118-06-4