senate Bill S6295

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to rental discrimination based on income

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Jan 09, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations

S6295 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292 & 296, Exec L

S6295 - Summary

Relates to rental discrimination based on income.

S6295 - Sponsor Memo

S6295 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6295

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  discrimination  based
  upon the income of persons

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

  Section 1. Section 292 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 35 to read as follows:
  35. THE TERM "SOURCE OF  INCOME"  SHALL  INCLUDE:  WAGES  FROM  LAWFUL
EMPLOYMENT;  CHILD  SUPPORT;  ALIMONY;  FOSTER  CARE  SUBSIDIES;  INCOME
DERIVED FROM SOCIAL SECURITY, OR ANY FORM OF  FEDERAL,  STATE  OR  LOCAL
PUBLIC  ASSISTANCE; HOUSING AND RENTAL SUBSIDIES AND ASSISTANCE, INCLUD-
ING SECTION 8 VOUCHERS; SAVINGS, INVESTMENT AND TRUST ACCOUNTS; AND  ANY
OTHER FORMS OF LAWFUL INCOME.
  S  2. Paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of subdivision 2-a of section 296 of
the executive law, as amended by chapter 106 of the laws  of  2003,  are
amended to read as follows:
  (a)  To refuse to sell, rent or lease or otherwise to deny to or with-
hold from any person or group of  persons  such  housing  accommodations
because  of  the race, creed, color, disability, national origin, sexual
orientation, military status, age, sex, marital  status,  [or]  familial
status,  OR  SOURCE OF INCOME of such person or persons, or to represent
that any housing accommodation or land is not available for  inspection,
sale, rental or lease when in fact it is so available.
  (b)  To  discriminate  against  any person because of his or her race,
creed, color, disability, national origin, sexual orientation,  military
status,  age,  sex,  marital  status, [or] familial status, OR SOURCE OF
INCOME in the terms, conditions or privileges of  any  publicly-assisted
housing accommodations or in the furnishing of facilities or services in
connection therewith.
  (c) To cause to be made any written or oral inquiry or record concern-
ing  the  race, creed, color, disability, national origin, sexual orien-
tation, membership in the reserve armed forces of the United  States  or

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

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