|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to social services|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 18, 2013||referred to social services|
delivered to assembly
|May 29, 2013||ordered to third reading cal.803|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to social services|
senate Bill S552
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S552 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Social Services Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §143-b, Soc Serv L
S552 - Summary
Authorizes public welfare officials to withhold rent from a landlord when real estate taxes for the rental property are unpaid.
S552 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S552 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to authorizing public welfare officials to withhold rent from a landlord when real estate taxes for the rental property are unpaid PURPOSE: To help insure that property owners who receive rental subsidies from the government pay property taxes for that property when due. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1- would amend section 143-b of the social services law, as added by chapter 997 of the laws of 1962, subdivisions 5 and 6 as amended by chapter 701 of the laws of 1965. Section 2- Effective date JUSTIFICATION: Under existing law government officials must continue to pay government subsidized rentals to landlords regardless of whether the property taxes for these rental properties have been paid. Property owners who receive these payments should not be permitted to
S552 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 552 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to authorizing public welfare officials to withhold rent from a landlord when real estate taxes for the rental property are unpaid THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 143-b of the social services law, as added by chap- ter 997 of the laws of 1962, subdivisions 5 and 6 as amended by chapter 701 of the laws of 1965, is amended to read as follows: S 143-b. Avoidance of abuses in connection with rent checks. 1. When- ever a recipient of public assistance and care is eligible for or enti- tled to receive aid or assistance in the form of a payment for or toward the rental of any housing accommodations occupied by such recipient or his family, such payment may be made directly by the public welfare department to the landlord. 2. Every public welfare official shall have power to and may withhold the payment of any such rent in any case where he has knowledge that there exists or there is outstanding any violation of law in respect to the building containing the housing accommodations occupied by the person entitled to such assistance which is dangerous, hazardous or detrimental to life or health. A report of each such violation shall be made to the appropriate public welfare department by the appropriate department or agency having jurisdiction over violations. 2-A. EVERY PUBLIC WELFARE OFFICIAL SHALL WITHHOLD THE PAYMENT OF ANY SUCH RENT IN ANY CASE WHERE HE HAS KNOWLEDGE THAT THERE EXISTS ANY LEGALLY UNCONTESTED OUTSTANDING REAL PROPERTY TAXES LEVIED WITH RESPECT TO THE REAL PROPERTY CONTAINING THE HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS OCCUPIED BY THE PERSON ENTITLED TO SUCH ASSISTANCE. INFORMATION RELATING TO ANY SUCH PROPERTIES' PAID OR UNPAID REAL PROPERTY TAXES SHALL BE MADE, UPON EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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