senate Bill S5876

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits discrimination in housing based upon domestic violence status and establishing task force to study impact of source of income on access to housing

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 16, 2014 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1391
Jan 08, 2014 referred to rules
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 24, 2013 referred to codes
Jun 21, 2013 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1585
Jun 18, 2013 referred to rules

Votes

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Jun 16, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S5876
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 21, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S5876
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5876 - Details

Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §227-d, RP L; add §744, RPAP L

S5876 - Summary

Prohibits discrimination in housing based upon domestic violence status and establishes a task force to study the impact of source of income on access to housing.

S5876 - Sponsor Memo

S5876 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5876

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ROBACH,  GRISANTI, CARLUCCI -- (at request of the
  Governor) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT to amend the real property law and the real property actions and
  proceedings law, in relation to prohibiting discrimination in  housing
  based  upon  domestic violence status and establishing a task force to
  study the impact of source of income on access to housing

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  real property law is amended by adding a new section
227-d to read as follows:
  S 227-D. DISCRIMINATION BASED ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATUS; PROHIBITED.
1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A PERSON IS A  "DOMES-
TIC  VIOLENCE VICTIM" AND POSSESSES "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS" IF
SUCH PERSON IS OR HAS BEEN, OR IS A PARENT ACCOMPANIED BY A MINOR  CHILD
OR  CHILDREN  WHO IS OR HAS BEEN, IN A SITUATION IN WHICH SUCH PERSON OR
CHILD IS A VICTIM OF AN ACT  THAT  WOULD  CONSTITUTE  A  VIOLENT  FELONY
OFFENSE  AS  ENUMERATED  IN  SECTION 70.02 OF THE PENAL LAW, OR A FAMILY
OFFENSE AS ENUMERATED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE
OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT, AND SUCH ACT IS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN  COMMITTED
BY  A  MEMBER OF THE SAME FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION
ONE OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT.
  2. DISCRIMINATION BASED ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS PROHIBITED.
(A) NO PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION OWNING OR MANAGING ANY BUILDING  USED
FOR DWELLING PURPOSES, OR THE AGENT OF SUCH PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION,
SHALL,  BECAUSE  OF  SUCH  PERSON'S OR FAMILY MEMBER'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
VICTIM STATUS, (1) REFUSE TO RENT A RESIDENTIAL UNIT TO  ANY  PERSON  OR
FAMILY,  WHEN,  BUT FOR SUCH STATUS, RENTAL WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN REFUSED,
(2) DISCRIMINATE IN THE TERMS, CONDITIONS, OR  PRIVILEGES  OF  ANY  SUCH
RENTAL,  WHEN,  BUT  FOR SUCH STATUS, SUCH DISCRIMINATION WOULD NOT HAVE
OCCURRED, OR (3) PRINT OR CIRCULATE, OR CAUSE TO BE  PRINTED  OR  CIRCU-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD12054-01-3

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