|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to finance|
|Jan 30, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S3152
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3152 - Details
S3152 - Summary
Creates the office of the cooperative and condominium ombudsman; authorizes the residential unit tax and establishes the office of the cooperative and condominium ombudsman fund.
S3152 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3152 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to creat- ing the office of the cooperative and condominium ombudsman; to amend the tax law, in relation to authorizing the residential unit fee; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the office of the cooperative and condominium ombudsman fund PURPOSE: The bill creates the Office of the Cooperative and Condominium Ombudsman within the Department of Law to serve as a neutral, inform- ative, and accessible resource available to cooperative and condominium residents, prospective shareholders and unit owners, boards of directors and managers, and other affected parties. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would add a new article 49-C to the Executive Law to create the Office of the Cooperative and Condominium Ombudsman within the Department of Law. The Office would be headed by an Ombudsman who is appointed for a fixed term by the Attorney General. The Attorney Gener- al would be responsible for the oversight of the Office. The Ombudsman may be removed by the Attorney General for cause, after being given an opportunity to be heard. The Office would work to educate shareholders of cooperatives and owners of condominiums, their boards of directors and boards of managers, professionals working with and for such boards, property managers, and other interested parties about their legal rights
S3152 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3152 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 30, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, ESPAILLAT, MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to creating the office of the cooperative and condominium ombudsman; to amend the tax law, in relation to authorizing the residential unit fee; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the office of the coop- erative and condominium ombudsman fund THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new article 49-C to read as follows: ARTICLE 49-C OFFICE OF THE COOPERATIVE AND CONDOMINIUM OMBUDSMAN SECTION 996. SHORT TITLE. 996-A. LEGISLATIVE DECLARATION. 996-B. DEFINITIONS. 996-C. OFFICE OF THE COOPERATIVE AND CONDOMINIUM OMBUDSMAN. 996-D. FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE OFFICE. 996-E. PRINCIPAL OFFICE AND SATELLITE OFFICES. 996-F. ASSISTANCE OF OTHER STATE AGENCIES. 996-G. REPORTS TO THE GOVERNOR, ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE LEGIS- LATURE. 996-H. CONTRACT AUTHORITY. 996-I. SEPARABILITY. S 996. SHORT TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS THE "COOPERATIVE AND CONDOMINIUM OMBUDSMAN ACT". S 996-A. LEGISLATIVE DECLARATION. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DETERMINES AS FOLLOWS: COOPERATIVE AND CONDOMINIUM HOUSING CONSTITUTES A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF NEW YORK STATE'S RESIDENTIAL HOUSING STOCK. IT IS AND HAS BEEN THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03131-01-3
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