|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 12, 2014||committee discharged and committed to rules|
|Apr 02, 2014||referred to codes|
senate Bill S6924
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6924 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- 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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