senate Bill S1735

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that the sale of real property owned by the N.Y. city housing authority to a private entity must be approved by the state legislature

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S1735 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4059
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §§402-a & 402-b to be §§402-b & 402-c, add §402-a, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3116, A621
2009-2010: A1468

S1735 - Bill Texts

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Provides that the sale of real property owned by the NYC housing authority to a private entity must be approved by the state legislature.

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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
ill-advised alternative.

The need for additional affordable housing in New York City is
undeniable; however, the theory that supports the sale of current
property for the creation of new housing in poorer neighborhoods is
elitist and separatist. Such a elan would further the economic divide
which the current housing market can potentially spurn if allowed to
grow without balances and mechanisms such as the review and oversight
this legislation envisions.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2007: A.9S31

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to any contract
fox the sale or transfer or real property to a private entity by the
New York city housing authority on or after such date.

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                    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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