senate Bill S168

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the prevention of unlawful discriminatory practices in housing based on lawful source of income, including section eight

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S168 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292 & 296, add §298-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2885
2009-2010: S6170

S168 - Summary

Provides for the prevention of unlawful discriminatory practices in housing based on lawful source of income, including section eight, and provides for punitive damages of not less than $2500 and not more than $5000.

S168 - Sponsor Memo

S168 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   168

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to unlawful discriminato-
  ry practices in housing based on lawful source of income

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

  Section 1. Section 292 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 35 to read as follows:
  35.  THE  TERM  "LAWFUL  SOURCE  OF  INCOME" SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE
LIMITED TO, THE FEDERAL HOUSING SUBSIDY KNOWN AS "SECTION EIGHT".
  S 2. Paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (c-1) of subdivision 2-a of  section
296  of  the  executive  law, paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) as amended and
paragraph (c-1) as added by chapter 106 of the laws of 2003, are amended
to read as follows:
  (a) To refuse to sell, rent or lease or otherwise to deny to or  with-
hold  from  any  person  or group of persons such housing accommodations
because of the race, creed, color, disability, national  origin,  sexual
orientation, military status, age, sex, marital status, LAWFUL SOURCE OF
INCOME  or  familial  status  of such person or persons, or to represent
that any housing accommodation or land is not available for  inspection,
sale, rental or lease when in fact it is so available.
  (b)  To  discriminate  against  any person because of his or her race,
creed, color, disability, national origin, sexual orientation,  military
status,  age,  sex,  marital status, LAWFUL SOURCE OF INCOME or familial
status in the terms, conditions or privileges of  any  publicly-assisted
housing accommodations or in the furnishing of facilities or services in
connection therewith.
  (c) To cause to be made any written or oral inquiry or record concern-
ing  the  race, creed, color, disability, national origin, sexual orien-

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

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