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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to housing, construction and community development|
|Feb 01, 2013||referred to housing, construction and community development|
senate Bill S3330
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3330 - Details
S3330 - Summary
Requires landlords to check state sex offender registry when leasing to a new tenant, subtenant or adult occupant, and to notify tenants with children under age sixteen of any listing of such tenant, subtenant or adult occupant as a level three sex offender; exempts landlord from any civil or criminal liability for damages for any discretionary decision to release relevant information pursuant to this section or for failing to release such information, unless it is shown the landlord acted with gross negligence or in bad faith.
S3330 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3330 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to landlord checks of the state sex offender registry and notification of certain tenants PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires landlords to check state offender registry when leasing to a new tenant or on notice of sublet, and to notify tenants with children of any listing. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. The multiple dwelling law is amended by adding a new section 301-a to read as follows. 1. Landlords of multiple dwellings shall, within the first sixty days following: (a) execution of a lease with a new tenant or (b) notice of occupancy by a third party in interest to a leased unit, perform a check of such new tenant or subtenant in the sex offender registry maintained by the division of criminal justices. 2. If such new tenant or subtenant is listed in the registry, the landlord shall provide written notification of such findings to building tenants with children under the age of sixteen. 3. All leases offered to tenants in multiple dwellings shall contain notice advising tenants of the requirements.
S3330 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3330 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- 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 landlord checks of the state sex offender registry and notification of certain tenants 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 301-a to read as follows: S 301-A. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY CHECK. 1. LANDLORDS OF MULTIPLE DWELL- INGS SHALL, WITHIN THE FIRST SIXTY DAYS FOLLOWING: (A) EXECUTION OF A LEASE WITH A NEW TENANT, OR (B) NOTICE OF OCCUPANCY BY A THIRD PARTY OR ADULT OCCUPANT IN INTEREST TO A LEASED UNIT, PERFORM A CHECK OF SUCH NEW TENANT, SUBTENANT OR ADULT OCCUPANT IN THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY MAIN- TAINED BY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-B OF THE CORRECTION LAW. LANDLORD ACCESS TO THE REGISTRY SHALL BE THROUGH THE "900" TELEPHONE NUMBER MAINTAINED BY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES, AND ACCORDING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCESS AS SPECIFIED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-P OF THE CORRECTION LAW OR THROUGH THE INTERNET SITE MAINTAINED BY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES. 2. IF SUCH NEW TENANT, SUBTENANT OR ADULT OCCUPANT IS LISTED IN THE REGISTRY AS A LEVEL THREE SEX OFFENDER, THE LANDLORD SHALL PROVIDE WRIT- TEN NOTIFICATION OF SUCH FINDING TO BUILDING TENANTS WITH CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN WHETHER THE CHILDREN PERMANENTLY RESIDE WITH SUCH TENANT OR RESIDE FROM TIME TO TIME ON A TEMPORARY BASIS. IT SHALL BE THE TENANT'S DUTY TO NOTIFY THE LANDLORD OF THE AGES OF SUCH TENANT'S CHIL- DREN. A LANDLORD OF A MULTIPLE DWELLING SHALL PROVIDE A LIST OF NAMES OF CURRENT TENANTS, SUBTENANTS OR ADULT OCCUPANTS OF SUCH MULTIPLE DWELLING TO ANY TENANT IN SUCH MULTIPLE DWELLING, UPON REQUEST BY SUCH EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06461-01-3
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