|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S1744
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S1744 - Details
S1744 - Summary
Establishes additional causes of action under harassment of a rent regulated tenant; creates harassment of a rent regulated tenant in the second degree; creates quality affordable housing preservation fund; makes certain provisions of the rent regulation reform act of 1997 permanent.
S1744 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1744 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to harassment of a rent regulated tenant in the first and second degree; to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the "quality affordable housing preservation fund"; and to amend the rent regulation reform act of 1997, in relation to making certain provisions permanent SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends Section 241.05 of the penal law, as added by chapter 116 of the laws of 1997, with regard to the harassment of rent regulated tenants in the first and second degree; amends the state finance law by establishing a dedicated fund for "quality affordable housing preservation funds"; and amending the rent regulation reform act of 1997, rendering it permanent. Amends Section 241.05 adding paragraphs 3 and 4 by defining actions that violate the provisions of Section 241.10 that constitute harassment in the first degree, a class E felony, following a landlord or his/her authorized representative having received complaints on three successive occasions of conditions, conduct or circumstances which recklessly cause Physical injury to a third person, tenant or tenants.
S1744 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1744 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 Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to harassment of a rent regu- lated tenant in the first and second degree; to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the "quality affordable hous- ing preservation fund"; and to amend the rent regulation reform act of 1997, in relation to making certain provisions permanent THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 241.05 of the penal law, as added by chapter 116 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: S 241.05 Harassment of a rent regulated tenant IN THE FIRST DEGREE. An owner is guilty of harassment of a rent regulated tenant IN THE FIRST DEGREE when with intent to cause a rent regulated tenant to vacate a housing accommodation, such owner OR HIS OR HER REPRESENTATIVE: 1. With intent to cause physical injury to such tenant OR INTIMIDATE SUCH TENANT, causes [such] injury to such tenant or to a third person; [or] 2. Recklessly causes physical injury to such tenant or to a third person[.]; 3. ENGAGES IN CONDUCT THAT VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 241.10 OF THIS ARTICLE AND THE HEALTH OR SAFETY OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR A CONSIDER- ABLE NUMBER OF PERSONS HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED AS A RESULT OF THE OWNER OR HIS OR HER REPRESENTATIVE'S FAILURE TO REMEDIATE IMPROPER CONDITIONS AFTER RECEIVING THREE OR MORE COMPLAINTS FROM A TENANT OR TENANTS RELA- TIVE TO THOSE CONDITIONS; OR 4. CONDUCTS OR MAINTAINS ANY PREMISES, HOUSING UNITS, PLACE OR COMMON AREAS WHERE PERSONS GATHER FOR PURPOSES OF ENGAGING IN UNLAWFUL CONDUCT. Harassment of a rent regulated tenant IN THE FIRST DEGREE is a class E felony. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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