senate Bill S1725

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Protects non-purchasing senior citizens threatened by eviction pursuant to a cooperative/condominium conversion plan

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development
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S1725 - Details

Law Section:
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง10, Chap 555 of 1982
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3113
2009-2010: S1028

S1725 - Summary

Provides that a person sixty-two years of age or older, who is a tenant of a dwelling unit located in a building which is located in the city of New York, and who is threatened with eviction because such building is subject to a cooperative or condominium conversion plan, shall be entitled to remain in occupancy of such dwelling unit.

S1725 - Sponsor Memo

S1725 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sens. ESPAILLAT, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Housing, Construction and Community Development

AN ACT to provide continued tenancy for  certain  non-purchasing  senior
  citizens in the city of New York; and to amend chapter 555 of the laws
  of  1982 amending the general business law and the administrative code
  of the city of New York relating to conversion of residential property
  to cooperative or condominium ownership in the city of  New  York,  in
  relation to extending the expiration thereof


  Section 1. The legislature  hereby  finds  that  due  to  the  special
circumstances of senior citizens, a greater degree of care must be taken
in preserving the essentials of life for the elderly. In 1982, and again
in  1986,  the  legislature  recognized the particular hardship of relo-
cation for  such  persons  and  extended  to  eligible  senior  citizens
protection  from eviction pursuant to certain cooperative or condominium
conversion plans. The legislature hereby finds that  greater  protection
must  be  afforded  to  senior  citizens  currently residing in multiple
dwellings subject to a cooperative or condominium conversion plan in the
city of New York and threatened with eviction pursuant  to  an  eviction
  S  2.  Notwithstanding  any  contrary provision of law, any person who
attains the age of sixty-two years or older on or before July  1,  2013,
who  is  and  has  continuously  been  since prior to January 1, 1982, a
tenant of a dwelling unit located in a building or group of buildings or
development in the city of New York subject to a cooperative  or  condo-
minium  conversion eviction plan, and who is a non-purchasing tenant and
otherwise subject to eviction may remain in occupancy, with all  of  the
rights  of non-purchasing tenants as provided in paragraph (c) of subdi-

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


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