senate Bill S1820

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the remediation and prevention of indoor mold and requiring the disclosure of indoor mold history upon the sale of certain real property

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development
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S1820 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1127
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §16-a, Pub Hous L; add Art 48-A §4809, Pub Health L; amd §462, add §235-h, RP L; add §27-2009.2, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3121A, A1466A
2009-2010: A4549

S1820 - Summary

Relates to the remediation and prevention of indoor mold; requires the disclosure of indoor mold history upon the sale of certain real property; requires notification to prospective lessees; directs the commissioner of housing and community renewal and the commissioner of health to promulgate rules and standards for the remediation and prevention of indoor mold.

S1820 - Sponsor Memo

S1820 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1820

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ESPAILLAT, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS, SAMPSON --
  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, the public health law, and the
  real property law, in relation to the remediation  and  prevention  of
  indoor  mold  and requiring the disclosure of indoor mold history upon
  the sale of certain real property; and to amend the real property  law
  and  the  administrative  code of the city of New York, in relation to
  requiring notice of indoor mold  history  to  prospective  lessees  of
  apartments

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public housing law is amended by adding a  new  section
16-a to read as follows:
  S  16-A.  POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSIONER WITH RESPECT TO INDOOR
MOLD. 1. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING  TERMS
SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "MOLD" MEANS ANY FORM OF MULTICELLULAR FUNGI THAT LIVE ON PLANT OR
ANIMAL MATTER AND IN INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS. TYPES OF MOLD INCLUDE, BUT ARE
NOT  LIMITED  TO,  CLADOSPORIUM,  PENICILLIUM,  ALTERNARIA, ASPERGILLUS,
FUSARIUM, TRICHODERMA, MEMNONIELLA, MUCOR, AND  STACHYBOTRYS  CHARTARUM,
OFTEN FOUND IN WATER DAMAGED BUILDING MATERIALS.
  (B) "AFFECT" MEANS TO CAUSE A CONDITION BY THE PRESENCE OF MOLD IN THE
DWELLING  UNIT,  BUILDING,  APPURTENANT  STRUCTURE, COMMON WALL, HEATING
SYSTEM, OR VENTILATING AND AIR  CONDITIONING  SYSTEM  THAT  AFFECTS  THE
INDOOR AIR QUALITY OF A DWELLING UNIT OR BUILDING.
  (C)  "ACCEPTABLE  EXPOSURE  LIMIT" MEANS A LEVEL OF MOLD THAT WILL NOT
ADVERSELY AFFECT THE HEALTH OF RESIDENTS OF PUBLIC  HOUSING  UNITS,  AND
DOES NOT POSE A SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02141-01-3

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