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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to housing, construction and community development|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to housing, construction and community development|
senate Bill S494
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S494 - Details
S494 - Summary
Provides that a rent reduction made pursuant to the rent stabilization law of 1969 and based upon a reduction in services provided by a landlord shall be retroactive to the date occurring 30 days after the date upon which the tenant applied to the division of housing and community renewal for such a reduction.
S494 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S494 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to rent reduction based upon a failure to maintain services for purposes of the rent stabilization law of nineteen hundred sixty-nine SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 26-514 of the administrative code of the city of New York as amended by chapter 116 of the laws of 1997 is amended. PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To eliminate the discriminatory practice of granting an owner a major capital improvement increase retroactive to 30 days after the filing date while, at the same time, limiting tenants to a rent reduction only when the decrease in services order is issued. JUSTIFICATION: Presently, when an owner applies for a major capital improvement increase, he or she is granted the increase retroactive to thirty days after filing for it. It is clearly inequitable that when a tenant files for a rent reduction, based on a decrease in services, that the tenant only gets the reduction from the date an order is
S494 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 494 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. 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 administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to rent reduction based upon a failure to maintain services for purposes of the rent stabilization law of nineteen hundred sixty- nine THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 26-514 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by chapter 116 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: S 26-514 Maintenance of services. In order to collect a rent adjust- ment authorized pursuant to the provisions of subdivision d of section 26-510 of this chapter an owner must file with the state division of housing and community renewal, on a form which the commissioner shall prescribe, a written certification that he or she is maintaining and will continue to maintain all services furnished on the date upon which the emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four becomes a law or required to be furnished by any state law or local law, ordinance or regulation applicable to the premises. In addition to any other reme- dy afforded by law, any tenant may apply to the state division of hous- ing and community renewal, for a reduction in the rent to the level in effect prior to its most recent adjustment and for an order requiring services to be maintained as provided in this section, and the commis- sioner shall so reduce the rent if it is found that the owner has failed to maintain such services. SUCH REDUCTION SHALL BE RETROACTIVE TO THE DATE OCCURRING THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE UPON WHICH THE TENANT APPLIED TO THE DIVISION FOR SUCH A REDUCTION. The owner shall also be barred from applying for or collecting any further rent increases. The restora- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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