senate Bill S552

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes public welfare officials to withhold rent from a landlord when real estate taxes for the rental property are unpaid

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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
passed senate
May 29, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.803
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 09, 2013 referred to social services

S552 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3803
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง143-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

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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