senate Bill S2184

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs New York city housing authority to first offer vacant apartments to mobility impaired tenants living on a higher floor

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development
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S2184 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1742
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง402, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4455A, A3420A
2009-2010: S7898, A11658

S2184 - Summary

Directs New York city housing authority to first offer vacant apartments to mobility impaired tenants living on a higher floor.

S2184 - Sponsor Memo

S2184 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2184

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SMITH  -- 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 granting tenants,
  with  a  physically disabling condition that affects their mobility, a
  preference in occupying a vacant dwelling unit on a lower floor in the
  same building in projects  operated  by  the  New  York  city  housing
  authority

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

  Section 1. Section 402 of the public housing law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, UPON
THE VACANCY OF A DWELLING UNIT IN ANY PROJECT OPERATED BY THE AUTHORITY,
SUCH VACANT DWELLING UNIT SHALL FIRST BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR OCCUPANCY TO
ANY TENANT WITHIN THE SAME PROJECT WHO LIVES ON A HIGHER FLOOR THAN  THE
VACANT  DWELLING  UNIT, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE VACANT DWELLING UNIT MUST
BE THE SAME SIZE OR SMALLER THAN THE UNIT OCCUPIED BY SUCH  TENANT,  AND
THE  TENANT  OR  ANY  OTHER  LEGAL  OCCUPANT CURRENTLY RESIDING WITH THE
TENANT HAS A DISABILITY, AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION TWENTY-ONE OF SECTION
TWO HUNDRED NINETY-TWO OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW, THAT AFFECTS MOBILITY.   IF
TWO  OR  MORE TENANTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUCH VACANT APARTMENT, PREFERENCE
SHALL BE GIVEN TO THE INDIVIDUAL THAT HAS RESIDED IN THE PROJECT FOR THE
LONGEST PERIOD OF TIME.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01747-01-3

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