senate Bill S6113B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting legal fees to be charged by a lessor or agent thereof

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2014 print number 6113b
amend and recommit to judiciary
Apr 28, 2014 amend by restoring to original print 6113
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Mar 25, 2014 print number 6113a
amend and recommit to judiciary

Bill Amendments

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B (Active)
Original
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B (Active)

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S6113 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8262A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §234-a, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8262

S6113 - Summary

Prohibits lessors or agents thereof from assessing a lessee any fee for legal services in connection with any operation or rental of a residential unit unless the lessor has the legal authority to do so.

S6113 - Sponsor Memo

S6113 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6113

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to legal fees

  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
234-a to read as follows:
  S  234-A. UNAUTHORIZED LEGAL FEES. A LANDLORD SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM
CHARGING OR INCLUDING ANY FEE, SURCHARGE OR OTHER ASSESSMENT  FOR  LEGAL
SERVICES  IN  CONNECTION WITH ANY BILLING OR OTHER CORRESPONDENCE WITH A
TENANT UNLESS THE LANDLORD HAS THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DO SO PURSUANT  TO
A COURT ORDER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11887-02-3

Co-Sponsors

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S6113A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8262A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §234-a, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8262

S6113A - Summary

Prohibits lessors or agents thereof from assessing a lessee any fee for legal services in connection with any operation or rental of a residential unit unless the lessor has the legal authority to do so.

S6113A - Sponsor Memo

S6113A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6113--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ESPAILLAT, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to legal fees

  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
234-a to read as follows:
  S 234-A. UNAUTHORIZED LEGAL FEES. A LANDLORD SHALL BE PROHIBITED  FROM
CHARGING  OR  INCLUDING ANY FEE, SURCHARGE OR OTHER ASSESSMENT FOR LEGAL
SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY BILLING OR OTHER CORRESPONDENCE  WITH  A
TENANT UNLESS THE LANDLORD HAS BEEN GRANTED THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DO SO
BY A COURT ORDER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11887-03-4

Co-Sponsors

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S6113B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8262A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §234-a, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8262

S6113B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits lessors or agents thereof from assessing a lessee any fee for legal services in connection with any operation or rental of a residential unit unless the lessor has the legal authority to do so.

S6113B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6113B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6113--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ESPAILLAT, DIAZ, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, PARKER,
  PERKINS, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when  printed
  to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary -- committee discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to legal fees

  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
234-a to read as follows:
  S 234-A. UNAUTHORIZED LEGAL FEES. A LESSOR OR AGENT THEREOF  SHALL  BE
PROHIBITED  FROM  ASSESSING A LESSEE ANY FEE, SURCHARGE OR OTHER CHARGES
FOR LEGAL SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPERATION OR RENTAL OF A RESI-
DENTIAL UNIT UNLESS THE LESSOR HAS THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DO SO PURSUANT
TO A COURT ORDER. ANY AGREEMENT OR ASSESSMENT TO THE CONTRARY  SHALL  BE
VOID AS CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLICY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11887-07-4

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