senate Bill S1273

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits warehousing of housing accommodations and harassment of tenants; provides penalties therefor

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development
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S1273 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4058
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §§26-412 & 26-516, NYC Ad Cd; amd §12, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1375, A4911
2009-2010: S1137A, A1403A

S1273 - Summary

Provides that penalties may be levied against a person who intentionally withholds a housing accommodation from the market, including for the purpose of future co-operative conversion.

S1273 - Sponsor Memo

S1273 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1273

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. PERKINS, DIAZ, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, MONTGOM-
  ERY, PARKER, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- 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 administrative code of the city of New York and the
  emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four, in  relation
  to warehousing of housing accommodations and penalties therefor

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

  Section 1.  Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds and
declares that each person in the state shall have a right to  be  housed
and that such right to housing is a basic human right.
  The legislature further finds and declares that the practice of "ware-
housing",  that  is  of intentionally withholding housing accommodations
from the housing market, including the  withholding  of  apartments  for
purposes  of  future  co-operative apartment conversion, has contributed
significantly to the shortage of housing in this  state,  especially  in
the city of New York.
  The  legislature further finds and declares that the practice of ware-
housing has violated the right to housing of many of  the  citizens  and
residents of this state.
  It  is thus the intent of the legislature to eliminate the practice of
warehousing by providing strong penalties to deter such practice.
  S 2. Section 26-412 of the administrative code of the city of New York
is amended by adding a new subdivision g to read as follows:
  G. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL TO HARASS A TENANT TO OBTAIN VACANCY OF HIS OR
HER HOUSING ACCOMMODATION OR TO HAVE INTENTIONALLY  WITHHELD  A  HOUSING
ACCOMMODATION  FROM THE MARKET, INCLUDING WITHHOLDING SUCH ACCOMMODATION
FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUTURE CO-OPERATIVE APARTMENT CONVERSION.    FOR  THE
PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  HARASSMENT  CONSISTS  OF ENGAGING IN A

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

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