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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S168
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S168 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S168 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to unlawful discriminatory practices in housing based on lawful source of income PURPOSE: A bill to address unlawful discriminatory practices in rental housing based on source of income including but not limited to section 8 vouchers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 292 of the executive law lies amended to define 'lawful source of income.' The opening paragraph and paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (c-1) of the subdivision 2-a of section 296 of the executive law is amended to include 'lawful source of income. Adds new section 298-b which imposes a punitive penalty of not less than twenty-five hundred dollars and not more than five thousand dollars against owner. JUSTIFICATION: Landlords have been refusing to accept section 8 vouchers from prospective or actual buyers or tenants. It is an unfair and unlawful practice to make any distinction, discrimination or restriction against any person in the price, terms, conditions or privileges of any kind relating to the sale, rental, lease or occupancy of any real
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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