senate Bill S1702

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to veterans' eligibility for public housing

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S1702 - Details

Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง156, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5867

S1702 - Summary

Relates to veterans' eligibility for public housing; expands eligibility requirements to include veterans of the recent conflicts; requires granting of a preference for public housing to veterans or families of veterans who have a military service connected disability.

S1702 - Sponsor Memo

S1702 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1702

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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 public housing law, in relation to veterans' eligi-
  bility for public housing

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph 1 of paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section
156 of the public housing law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws  of
2006, is amended to read as follows:
  (1)  have served in the armed forces of the United States for a period
of at least six months (or any shorter period which  terminated  due  to
death  or injury incurred in such service), provided some portion of the
period of service was between the twenty-eighth day of  February,  nine-
teen  hundred  sixty-one  to  the  seventh  day of May, nineteen hundred
seventy-five, OR BETWEEN THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER,  TWO  THOUSAND
ONE TO THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, and
  S  2. Section 156 of the public housing law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. AN AUTHORITY SHALL GRANT A PREFERENCE IN THE SELECTION  OF  TENANTS
TO  VETERANS  OR  FAMILIES  OF  VETERANS  WHO  HAVE  A  MILITARY SERVICE
CONNECTED DISABILITY PROVIDED THAT SUCH VETERANS OR FAMILIES OF VETERANS
OTHERWISE QUALIFY FOR OCCUPANCY IN  SUCH  AN  AUTHORITY'S  PROJECTS  AND
PROVIDED FURTHER THAT SUCH AUTHORITY HAS COMPLIED WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
SECTION  960.206 OF TITLE 24 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS RELATING
TO SUCH PREFERENCES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03376-02-3

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