senate Bill S1744

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes additional causes of action under harassment of a rent regulated tenant; creates harassment of a rent regulated tenant in the second degree

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S1744 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A809
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §241.05, add §241.10, Pen L; add §99-u, St Fin L; amd §46, Chap 116 of 1997
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5251, A8232

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

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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