|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to housing, construction and community development|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to housing, construction and community development|
senate Bill S1735
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S1735 - Details
S1735 - Summary
Provides that the sale of real property owned by the NYC housing authority to a private entity must be approved by the state legislature.
S1735 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1735 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to regulating the conveyance of certain public housing PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To protect the availability and affordability of the New York City public housing stock. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 402-a is added and provides that any contract for the sale or transfer of any real property owned or controlled by the New York city housing authority to a private entity must be approved by the legislature. JUSTIFICATION: Created in the 1930's, public housing projects were meant to be affordable homes for lower and middle class New Yorkers, now the buildings are crumbling, there is a $185 million yearly operating deficit, and a decade long waiting list. In light of such constant and deleterious conditions, the notion of selling public housing seems to some to be a plausible solution but it is at best an
S1735 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1735 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 regulating the conveyance of certain public housing THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Sections 402-a and 402-b of the public housing law are renumbered sections 402-b and 402-c and a new section 402-a is added to read as follows: S 402-A. CONVEYANCE OF PUBLIC HOUSING; RESTRICTIONS. ANY CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OR TRANSFER OF ANY REAL PROPERTY OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY TO A PRIVATE ENTITY MUST BE APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATURE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to any contract for the sale or transfer of real property to a private entity by the New York city housing authority on or after such date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00738-01-3
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