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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to aging|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to aging|
senate Bill S263
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S263 - Details
S263 - Summary
Establishes the bureau of the senior tenants' advocate within the state office for the aging; provides that the senior tenants' advocate shall assist senior citizen tenants in resolving complaints they may have with the New York state division of housing and community renewal, landlord disputes, rent increases, and other housing related matters; provides that the governor shall appoint the senior tenants' advocate.
S263 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S263 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing the bureau of the senior tenants' advocate in the state office for the aging PURPOSE: Establishes the bureau of the senior tenants' advocate in the state office for the aging that will take in complaints from senior tenants and refer those complaints to the agency or agencies SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the Elder Law by adding a new section 224. Creates within the State Office for the Aging, a Bureau of the Senior Tenant Advocate for the purpose of assisting senior citizen tenants in resolving complaints they may have with the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, landlord disputes, rent increases and other housing related matters. Provides for the governor to appoint a state senior tenants' advocate. Establishes requirements for the hiring and specifies the duties of the senior tenants' advocate. Provides a process for the review of complaints submitted to the
S263 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 263 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing the bureau of the senior tenants' advocate in the state office for the aging THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a new section 224 to read as follows: S 224. SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE. 1. BUREAU ESTABLISHED. THERE IS HERE- BY ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING A BUREAU OF THE SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING SENIOR TENANTS IN RESOLV- ING COMPLAINTS THEY MAY HAVE WITH THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL, LANDLORD DISPUTES, RENT INCREASES, AND OTHER HOUSING RELATED MATTERS. 2. APPOINTMENT OF SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE. THE GOVERNOR SHALL APPOINT A STATE SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE TO ADMINISTER AND SUPERVISE THE BUREAU OF THE SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE. THE SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE SHALL: (A) BE AN EMPLOYEE OF THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING; (B) BE SELECTED FROM AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE IN LANDLORD AND TENANT LAW AND WITH OTHER QUALIFICATIONS APPROPRIATE FOR THE POSITION; (C) HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO APPOINT ONE OR MORE AUTHORIZED REPRESEN- TATIVES TO ASSIST THE SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES UNDER THIS SECTION AND, IF NECESSARY, PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE ON HIS OR HER BEHALF; AND (D) REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING. 3. DUTIES OF THE SENIOR TENANTS' ADVOCATE. THE SENIOR TENANTS' ADVO- CATE SHALL: (A) IDENTIFY AND ASSIST IN THE RESOLUTION OF COMPLAINTS THAT ARE MADE BY, OR ON BEHALF OF, SENIOR TENANTS IN THIS STATE AND THAT RELATE TO EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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