|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to housing, construction and community development|
|Jan 14, 2013||referred to housing, construction and community development|
senate Bill S2184
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2184 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S2184 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: Allows current mobility impaired tenants in NYCHA housing to move to a lower floor if a unit becomes available. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends Section 402 of the public housing law by adding a new subdivision 10 that gives preference to current tenants upon a vacancy in their project to move to a lower floor if the vacant unit is the same size or smaller, and they or any other legal occupant residing with the tenant have a disabling condition that affects mobili- ty. If more the one individual would qualify to move, preference would be given to the tenant that has lived in the project the longest. JUSTIFICATION: On May 29, 2009 a fire at Carlton Manor, a public hous- ing project in Far Rockaway, resulted in the death of a woman who lived with and cared for her daughter who was confined to a wheelchair. The fire began in their apartment which was on the tenth floor. This death highlighted the concern of public housing residents who live in higher floors of public housing projects and have a physically disabling condi- tion that affects mobility, to be given preference to move to a lower
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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