senate Bill S6924

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the right of tenants to call police or emergency assistance without fear of losing their housing

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Jun 12, 2014 committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 02, 2014 referred to codes

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S6924 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9056
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 9 §§90 & 91 to be Art 10 §§100 & 101, add Art 9 §§90 - 98, Civ Rts L

S6924 - Summary

Establishes the right of tenants to call police or emergency assistance without fear of losing their housing as the result of landlord actions or local nuisance laws.

S6924 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6924

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 2, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to the right  to  call
  for police and emergency assistance and providing victim protections

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

  Section 1. Article 9 and sections 90 and 91 of the civil  rights  law,
as renumbered by chapter 310 of the laws of 1962, are renumbered article
10  and  sections  100  and 101, and a new article 9 is added to read as
follows:
                                ARTICLE 9
                   RIGHT TO CALL POLICE AND EMERGENCY
                      ASSISTANCE/VICTIM PROTECTIONS
SECTION 90. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
        91. RIGHT TO CALL FOR POLICE AND  EMERGENCY  ASSISTANCE;  VICTIM
              PROTECTIONS.
        92. PROTECTIONS  NOT  APPLICABLE  TO  BREACHES OF LEASE, ILLICIT
              ACTIVITIES OR OTHER VIOLATIONS OF LAW.
        93. RIGHT OF PROPERTY OWNERS TO BE FREE OF PENALTY FOR  RESPECT-
              ING  THE  RIGHTS OF AN OCCUPANT TO REQUEST POLICE OR EMER-
              GENCY ASSISTANCE.
        94. LIMITATION ON RIGHT TO REQUEST POLICE OR  EMERGENCY  ASSIST-
              ANCE PROHIBITED.
        95. DEFENSES.
        96. REMOVAL  OF  THE  PERPETRATOR  OF  VIOLENCE  WHILE  ASSURING
              CONTINUED OCCUPANCY BY VICTIM.
        97. REMEDIES.
        98. GUIDANCE AUTHORIZED.
  S 90. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. NO VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,  OR  OTHER
PERSON  THREATENED  WITH VIOLENCE OR IN JEOPARDY OF HARM, SHOULD FAIL TO
ACCESS POLICE OR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE WHEN NEEDED BECAUSE  OF  THE  FEAR
THAT  DOING  SO  MAY  RESULT IN LOSING THEIR HOUSING THROUGH EVICTION OR
OTHER ACTIONS TO REMOVE THEM FROM THE PROPERTY. SOME LOCAL LAWS OR POLI-
CIES HAVE THE EFFECT OF TREATING SUCH REQUESTS FOR POLICE  OR  EMERGENCY

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

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