assembly Bill A8309

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a pilot program to create a legal hotline for tenants

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to governmental operations
Dec 06, 2013 referred to governmental operations

A8309 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง75, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2044
2017-2018: A4244
2019-2020: A1279
2021-2022: A1296

A8309 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a pilot program to create a legal hotline for tenants.

A8309 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8309

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            December 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. QUART -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing  a  pilot
  program to create a legal hotline for tenants

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 75  to
read as follows:
  S 75. LEGAL HOTLINE FOR TENANTS PILOT PROGRAM. 1. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
SHALL  ESTABLISH  A PILOT PROGRAM TO CREATE A LEGAL HOTLINE FOR TENANTS.
THE PILOT PROGRAM SHALL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
  2. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SHALL RECRUIT ATTORNEYS TO PARTICIPATE IN  THE
PROGRAM.  ATTORNEYS  WILL  NOT  BE COMMITTED TO REPRESENTING ANY TENANTS
THAT THEY ADVISE THROUGH THE PROGRAM.
  3. THE LEGAL HOTLINE FOR TENANTS SHALL BE ACCESSIBLE VIA  A  TOLL-FREE
PHONE  NUMBER  THAT  OPERATES,  AT  A MINIMUM, FROM 9 A.M.-5 P.M. MONDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY.
  4. TENANTS SHALL CALL THE HOTLINE AND DESCRIBE  THEIR  PROBLEM  TO  AN
INTAKE  COUNSELOR,  WHO  SHALL  REFER  THE TENANTS TO AN APPROPRIATE AND
AVAILABLE VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY. AFTER THE  REFERRAL,  THE  ATTORNEY  SHALL
CONTACT AND ADVISE THE TENANT.
  5.  ALL  COSTS  OF THE PILOT PROGRAM SHALL BE PAID FOR BY THE NEW YORK
INTEREST ON LAWYER ACCOUNT FUND, PURSUANT TO SECTION  NINETY-SEVEN-V  OF
THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13130-01-3