senate Bill S5637

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Amends the definition of "class A dwelling" so as to authorize tenants of such a dwelling unit to sublease it for a period of less than 30 days

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development
May 30, 2013 referred to housing, construction and community development

S5637 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Multiple Dwelling Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4, Mult Dwell L

S5637 - Summary

Amends the definition of "class A multiple dwelling" so as to authorize tenants of such a dwelling unit to sublease it for a period of less than 30 days.

S5637 - Sponsor Memo

S5637 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 30, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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 definition
  of a "class A multiple dwelling"


  Section 1. The opening paragraph and subparagraph 1 of paragraph a  of
subdivision  8  of section 4 of the multiple dwelling law, as amended by
chapter 225 of the laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows:
  A "class [A"] A multiple [dwelling] DWELLING" is a  multiple  dwelling
that  is  occupied  for  permanent  residence purposes. This class shall
include tenements, flat houses, maisonette apartments, apartment houses,
apartment hotels, bachelor apartments, studio apartments, duplex  apart-
ments, kitchenette apartments, garden-type maisonette dwelling projects,
and  all  other  multiple dwellings except class B multiple dwellings. A
class A multiple dwelling shall only be  used  for  permanent  residence
purposes.  For  the  purposes  of  this definition, "permanent residence
purposes" shall consist of occupancy of a CLASS A dwelling unit  by  the
same  natural person or family for thirty consecutive days or more and a
person or family so occupying a dwelling unit shall be referred to here-
in as the permanent occupants of such dwelling unit. The following  uses
of  a  dwelling  unit  by  the  permanent occupants thereof shall not be
deemed to be inconsistent with the occupancy of such dwelling  unit  for
permanent residence purposes:
  (1)  (A) occupancy of such dwelling unit for fewer than thirty consec-
utive days by other natural persons living within the household  of  the
permanent  occupant  such as house guests or lawful boarders, roomers or
lodgers; [or]
  (B) incidental and occasional occupancy  of  such  dwelling  unit  for
fewer  than  thirty  consecutive  days by other natural persons when the

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


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