senate Bill S2453

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for including uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces in the definition of "family member" in relation to regulations pertaining to rights of family members

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jan 17, 2013 referred to housing, construction and community development

S2453 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง14, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1300
2009-2010: S1346

S2453 - Summary

Provides for including uncles, aunts, nephews, and nieces in the definition of "family member" in relation to regulations pertaining to rights of family members to succeed in certain cases to the rights of certain tenants.

S2453 - Sponsor Memo

S2453 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 the definition of
  "family member"


  Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 4 of section 14 of the  public
housing  law, as added by chapter 116 of the laws of 1997, is amended to
read as follows:
  (c) that for the purposes of such  regulations:  (i)  "family  member"
shall be defined as a husband, wife, son, daughter, stepson, stepdaught-
er,  father,  mother,  stepfather,  stepmother,  brother, sister, UNCLE,
AUNT, NEPHEW, NIECE, grandfather, grandmother, grandson,  granddaughter,
daughter-in-law,  son-in-law,  mother-in-law  or  father-in-law  of  the
tenant; or any other person residing with  the  tenant  in  the  housing
accommodation  as a primary residence who can prove emotional and finan-
cial commitment, and interdependence between such person and the tenant.
Although no single factor shall be solely determinative, evidence  which
is  to be considered in determining whether such emotional and financial
commitment and interdependence existed, may include, without limitation,
such factors as listed below.  In no event would evidence  of  a  sexual
relationship between such persons be required or considered.
  (A) longevity of the relationship;
  (B)  sharing of or relying upon each other for payment of household or
family expenses, or other common necessities of life;
  (C) intermingling of finances as evidenced  by,  among  other  things,
joint  ownership  of  bank  accounts, personal and real property, credit
cards, loan obligations, sharing a  household  budget  for  purposes  of
receiving  government  benefits,  or such other factors as may be deter-
mined by regulation;

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


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