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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to social services|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to social services|
senate Bill S1263
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S1263 - Details
S1263 - Summary
Relates to protecting homeless children from lead paint poisoning; bars discrimination in the leasing of rental property against families receiving public assistance or governmental housing subsidies.
S1263 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1263 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law and the real property law, in relation to protecting homeless children from lead paint poisoning PURPOSE: To assure that families receiving public assistance and/or other govern- mental housing subsidies are not placed in hazardous housing. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends social services law section 143-b and creates a new subsection to bar state and local governmental agencies from arranging to place families in housing that will be subsidized with state funds unless the dwelling unit has first been inspected by properly qualified personnel and determined to be free of lead-based paint hazards. Section two amends the real property law to bar discrimination in the leasing of rental property against families receiving public assistance or governmental housing subsidies. JUSTIFICATION: Lead poisoning of children persists as one of the most prevalent and preventable environmental diseases in New York. At least 10,000 children were newly identified with levels of lead in their blood at 10 micro- grams per deciliter (ug/dl) in New York State in 2001. Medical research
S1263 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1263 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, BRESLIN, DIAZ, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, SMITH, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services AN ACT to amend the social services law and the real property law, in relation to protecting homeless children from lead paint poisoning THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 143-b of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows: 7. NO STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY SHALL ARRANGE TO PLACE A FAMILY CONSISTING OF A PERSON OR PERSONS UNDER SIX YEARS OF AGE OR PREGNANT WOMEN IN ANY DWELLING UNIT CONSTRUCTED PRIOR TO NINETEEN HUNDRED SEVENTY, OR, IN CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, ANY DWELLING UNIT CONSTRUCTED PRIOR TO NINETEEN HUNDRED SIXTY, FOR WHICH THE RENT IS PAID IN ANY PART WITH STATE FUNDS UNLESS SUCH DWELLING UNIT HAS BEEN FIRST INSPECTED BY A PERSON ACCREDITED PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF 40 C.F.R. 745.325 OR SUCCESSOR REGULATION, GOVERNING THE ACCREDITATION OF INDIVIDUALS ENGAGING IN LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES, AND DETERMINED TO BE FREE OF LEAD-BASED HAZARDS, AS DEFINED BY 42 U.S.C. S4851B(15) AND 40 C.F.R. S745.103, OR SUCCESSOR STATUTE AND REGULATION. A WRITTEN REPORT SHALL BE PREPARED OF SUCH INSPECTION AND SHALL BE PROVIDED TO THE TENANT. S 2. The real property law is amended by adding a new section 236-a to read as follows: S 236-A. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS AND FAMILIES RECEIVING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE OR GOVERNMENTAL HOUSING SUBSIDIES PROHIBITED. 1. ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION OWNING OR HAVING IN CHARGE ANY APARTMENT HOUSE, TENEMENT HOUSE OR OTHER BUILDING OR MANUFACTURED HOME PARK USED FOR DWELLING PURPOSES WHO SHALL REFUSE TO RENT ANY OR PART OF ANY SUCH EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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