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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to housing, construction and community development|
|Jan 15, 2013||referred to housing, construction and community development|
senate Bill S2291
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S2291 - Details
S2291 - Summary
Enacts a bill of rights for owners of residential condominium units to provide fair and equitable treatment of all unit owners; directs the attorney general to promulgate a handbook summary of the rights of unit owners vis-a-vis condominium associations and the procedures and processes available to unit owners to enforce such rights.
S2291 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2291 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to enactment of a residential condominium owner's bill of rights PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to clarify the rights and responsibilities unit owners and boards of managers of condominium associations. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would amend the general business law to require a Condominium Board to: * Process requests for action in an expeditious, manner according to uniform written procedures; * Post election results in a prominent place accessible to all owners within one business day after they become available; * Fill vacancies within sixty days if such vacancy occurs more than six months prior to the annual meeting of unit owners; * Provide for the resignation of members of the board if the person is selling their condominium unit; * Provide financial statements to all owners in a timely fashion, on at least an annual basis, such statement must include information on
S2291 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2291 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 15, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BALL -- 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 general business law, in relation to enactment of a residential condominium owner's bill of rights THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 352-eeeee to read as follows: S 352-EEEEE. RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM OWNER'S BILL OF RIGHTS. THE ORGANIZATIONAL AND OPERATING DOCUMENTS OF EVERY RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM ESTABLISHED OR OPERATING PURSUANT TO THE LAWS OF THE STATE SHALL GUARAN- TEE THE FOLLOWING TO EACH UNIT OWNER: 1. THAT (A) ALL APPLICATIONS BY UNIT OWNERS IN CONNECTION WITH MATTERS WHICH REQUIRE APPROVAL OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS AND (B) ALL REQUESTS FOR DETERMINATIONS BY THE BOARD OF MANAGERS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REQUESTS FOR THE RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES BETWEEN OR AMONG UNIT OWNERS, DISPUTES BETWEEN UNIT OWNERS AND THE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION SUCH AS DISPUTES CONCERNING RESPONSIBILITY FOR REPAIRS SHALL BE PROCESSED IN A REASONABLY EXPEDITIOUS MANNER PURSUANT TO UNIFORM PROCEDURES AND TIMETA- BLES ADOPTED IN WRITING. THE BOARD'S DECISION SHALL BE IN WRITING AND SHALL SET FORTH THE REASONS THEREFOR, EXCEPT THAT NO REASON SHALL BE REQUIRED WHEN APPROVAL IS GRANTED. 2. THAT THE FINAL RESULTS OF ELECTIONS FOR THE BOARD OF MANAGERS INCLUDING A TALLY OF THE VOTES RECEIVED BY EACH CANDIDATE SHALL BE POST- ED WITHIN ONE BUSINESS DAY FOLLOWING THE AVAILABILITY OF SUCH INFORMA- TION IN A PROMINENT PLACE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL UNIT OWNERS IN EACH BUILDING COMPRISING THE CONDOMINIUM. 3. THAT THE BOARD OF MANAGERS SHALL CALL A MEETING TO FILL ANY VACAN- CIES WHICH OCCUR ON SUCH BOARD WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF THE OCCURRENCE OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05121-01-3
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