|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 23, 2013||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S2716
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S2716 - Details
S2716 - Summary
Makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice to discriminate in the terms, conditions or privileges, ownership, use, leasing, or occupancy of housing accommodations based upon the source of income.
S2716 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2716 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to making it an unlawful discriminatory practice to discriminate in the ownership, use, leasing or occupancy of housing accommodations based upon source of income PURPOSE: To amend the executive law, in relation to making it an unlaw- ful discriminatory practice to discriminate in the ownership, use, leas- ing or occupancy of housing accommodations based upon the source of income. JUSTIFICATION: It is becoming more and more difficult for low-income New Yorkers to afford decent housing for their families. As real estate prices have skyrocketed, lower-income workers have been priced out of the housing market and the demand for federal Section 8 Vouchers far outpaces supply. There is also good reason to believe that many land- lords discriminate against tenants with Section 8 Vouchers. Federal fair housing law prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex and family status, (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal guardians, and pregnant women) but in most states, landlords are permitted to discriminate against prospective tenants who pay with Housing Choice Vouchers. There are only twelve states that prohibit discrimination against prospective renters based upon their source of income. When source of income
S2716 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2716 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to making it an unlawful discriminatory practice to discriminate in the ownership, use, leasing or occupancy of housing accommodations based upon source of income THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "source of income anti-discrimination act". S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 291 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 196 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: 2. The opportunity to obtain education, the use of places of public accommodation and the ownership, use and occupancy of housing accommo- dations and commercial space without discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, SOURCE OF INCOME, sex, marital status, or disability, as speci- fied in section two hundred ninety-six of this article, is hereby recog- nized as and declared to be a civil right. S 3. Section 292 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 35 to read as follows: 35. THE TERM "SOURCE OF INCOME", WHEN USED IN THIS ARTICLE, MEANS ANY LAWFUL SOURCE OF INCOME PAID DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO A RENTER OR BUYER OF HOUSING, INCLUDING: (A) ANY LAWFUL PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION; (B) ANY GOVERNMENT OR PRIVATE ASSISTANCE, GRANT OR LOAN PROGRAM; (C) ANY GIFT, INHERITANCE, PENSION, ANNUITY, ALIMONY, CHILD SUPPORT, OR OTHER BENEFIT OR CONSIDERATION; OR (D) ANY SALE OR PLEDGE OF REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY, OR INTEREST IN REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06038-01-3
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