senate Bill S3172

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the tenant rights act to provide for certain tenant and rental property maintenance requirements

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jan 31, 2013 referred to housing, construction and community development

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S3172 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2063A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §§26-413 & 26-515, NYC Ad Cd; amd §3, add §302-d, Mult Dwell L; amd §304, Mult Res L; add §235-h, RP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S435, A5949
2009-2010: S3855, A415

S3172 - Summary

Provides for the tenant rights act to provide for certain tenant and rental property maintenance requirements.

S3172 - Sponsor Memo

S3172 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3172

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, SERRANO -- 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 administrative code of the city of New York, the
  multiple dwelling law, the multiple residence law and the real proper-
  ty law, in relation to enacting the "tenant rights act"

  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 "tenant rights act".
  S 2. Section 26-413 of the administrative code of the city of New York
is amended by adding a new subdivision f to read as follows:
  F. (1) IN  ADDITION  TO  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  ANY  OTHER  APPLICABLE
PROVISION  OF  LAW, WHERE AN OWNER OR LESSOR SEEKS TO RECOVER POSSESSION
OF A DWELLING UNIT PURSUANT TO ITEM TEN OF SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF PARAGRAPH
TWO OF SUBDIVISION E OF SECTION 26-403 OF THIS CHAPTER,  ON  THE  GROUND
THAT  THE  DWELLING  UNIT IS NOT OCCUPIED BY THE TENANT AS SUCH TENANT'S
PRIMARY RESIDENCE, SUCH OWNER OR LESSOR SHALL  COMMENCE  THE  ACTION  OR
PROCEEDING  IN  A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION ONLY UPON A GOOD FAITH
BELIEF THAT SUCH DWELLING UNIT IS NOT  THE  PRIMARY  RESIDENCE  OF  SUCH
TENANT.
  (2)  IF  ANY  OWNER  OR  LESSOR  COMMENCES  AN ACTION OR PROCEEDING TO
RECOVER POSSESSION OF A DWELLING UNIT IN VIOLATION OF PARAGRAPH  ONE  OF
THIS  SUBDIVISION,  SUCH  OWNER OR LESSOR SHALL BE LIABLE TO SUCH TENANT
FOR THREE TIMES THE MONTHLY RENT CHARGED SUCH TENANT, OR THREE TIMES THE
DAMAGES, IF ANY, SUSTAINED BY SUCH TENANT, WHICHEVER  IS  GREATER,  PLUS
REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS AS DETERMINED BY SUCH COURT.
  S 3. Section 26-515 of the administrative code of the city of New York
is amended by adding a new subdivision e to read as follows:
  E.  (1)  IN  ADDITION  TO  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  ANY OTHER APPLICABLE
PROVISION OF LAW, WHERE AN OWNER OR LESSOR SEEKS TO  RECOVER  POSSESSION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03111-02-3

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