senate Bill S3177

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Permits tenants in certain cities to take a rental offset for repair of hazardous conditions

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S3177 - Details

Law Section:
Multiple Dwelling Law
Laws Affected:
Add §302-d, Mult Dwell L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S907
2009-2010: S3864

S3177 - Summary

Provides that in cities with a population of one million or more, a tenant or group of tenants, after proper notice to the landlord of the existence of a hazardous violation of housing codes and certification of the existence of such violation by the local agency charged with enforcement of housing codes, may contract for the repair of such condition and offset the price of such repair from his rental payments if the landlord fails to commence work to correct the condition within a certain period after notice is received.

S3177 - Sponsor Memo

S3177 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3177

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- 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 multiple dwelling law, in relation to the right of
  tenants to offset payments for  repairs  of  hazardous  conditions  in
  certain cases in cities subject to such law

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The multiple dwelling  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 302-d to read as follows:
  S  302-D.  RIGHT OF TENANT TO OFFSET PAYMENTS FOR REPAIRS OF HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS; CERTAIN CASES. 1. AS USED IN THIS  SECTION,  UNLESS  ANOTHER
MEANING CLEARLY APPEARS FROM THE CONTEXT:
  A.  "DEPARTMENT"  SHALL MEAN THE DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY OF A CITY WITH A
POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE THAT IS CHARGED  WITH  ENFORCEMENT  OF
HOUSING LAWS;
  B.  "HAZARDOUS  VIOLATION" SHALL MEAN A VIOLATION OF THIS CHAPTER, THE
CITY HOUSING MAINTENANCE CODE OR ARTICLE EIGHTEEN OF THE  EXECUTIVE  LAW
OR  THE RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT THERETO IDENTIFIED OR
CLASSIFIED BY THE CITY AS HAZARDOUS TO THE LIFE, HEALTH  AND  SAFETY  OF
THE OCCUPANTS OF A DWELLING;
  C.  "IMMEDIATELY  HAZARDOUS  VIOLATION" SHALL MEAN A VIOLATION OF THIS
CHAPTER, THE CITY HOUSING MAINTENANCE CODE OR ARTICLE  EIGHTEEN  OF  THE
EXECUTIVE  LAW OR THE RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT THERETO
IDENTIFIED OR CLASSIFIED BY THE CITY AS  IMMEDIATELY  HAZARDOUS  TO  THE
LIFE, HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE OCCUPANTS OF A DWELLING;
  D. "CITY" SHALL MEAN A CITY TO WHICH THIS CHAPTER APPLIES.
  2.  IN  A CITY, ANY TENANT ACTING ALONE OR TOGETHER WITH OTHER TENANTS
IN A MULTIPLE DWELLING, WHEREIN THERE EXISTS A CONDITION CONSTITUTING  A
HAZARDOUS  OR  IMMEDIATELY HAZARDOUS VIOLATION, MAY CONTRACT AND PAY FOR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00958-01-3

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