senate Bill S7553

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the NYC housing authority to include a notice informing a prospective tenant or tenant of the ability to add legal occupants to the lease or renewal lease

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Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Jun 09, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2014 1st report cal.1057
May 15, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development

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Jun 2, 2014 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

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S7553 - Bill Details

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A8605
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Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง402, Pub Hous L

S7553 - Bill Texts

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Requires the NYC housing authority to include a notice informing a prospective tenant or tenant of the ability to add legal occupants to the lease or renewal lease and to provide a form to add the additional legal occupants.

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BILL NUMBER:S7553

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to
requiring that the New York city housing authority include a notice
informing a prospective tenant or tenant of the ability to add legal
occupants to the lease or renewal lease, and provide, upon request, a
tenant with a form to add additional legal occupants

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To give tenants notice of their
ability to add legal occupants to their leases, and to ensure that
requests for documents to add additional legal occupants are
fulfilled.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would require the New York
City Housing Authority to include a notice informing a prospective
tenant or current tenant of the ability to add legal occupants to the
lease or renewal lease. The notice shall be separate from the lease,
clear and conspicuous, and written in boldface font, sixteen-point or
greater. This bill would also require the Authority to, within seven
days of receipt of a tenant's request for a form to add additional
legal occupants, provide such tenant with the appropriate form along
with a notice informing the tenant of the right to contest the denial
of any occupancy permission request.

JUSTIFICATION: Recognizing that, during the course of a NYCHA
tenant's residency, family composition may change, NYCHA has a process
through which a tenant may add a family member to the household lease
for succession purposes. However, the applicable rules and procedures
for adding such family members are not well known or understood by
many NYCHA tenants. Throughout NYCHA housing, tenants' family members,
who would ordinarily qualify for occupancy, have been evicted from
units for being unaware of these rules and procedures. Further,
instances have occurred wherein NYCHA staff has not sufficiently
provided or explained to tenants information about the addition
process, their obligations, and grievance rights, or has failed or
refused to provide the requisite forms. This bill would address these
issues.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day
after it shall have become law.

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

                                  7553

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community Development

AN  ACT  to  amend the public housing law, in relation to requiring that
  the New York city housing  authority  include  a  notice  informing  a
  prospective  tenant or tenant of the ability to add legal occupants to
  the lease or renewal lease, and provide, upon request, a tenant with a
  form to add additional legal occupants

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

  Section  1. Subdivisions 7, 8 and 9 of section 402 of the public hous-
ing law are relettered subdivisions 8, 9 and 10 and a new subdivision  7
is added to read as follows:
  7.  A.  THE  NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY SHALL INCLUDE, ALONG WITH
EVERY LEASE OR RENEWAL LEASE OFFERED TO A PROSPECTIVE TENANT OR  CURRENT
TENANT,   A   SEPARATE,  CLEAR  AND  CONSPICUOUS  NOTICE,  IN  AT  LEAST
SIXTEEN-POINT BOLDFACE TYPE, CONCERNING  THE  TENANT'S  ABILITY  TO  ADD
ADDITIONAL LEGAL OCCUPANTS TO THE LEASE AGREEMENT.
  B.  UPON RECEIPT OF A TENANT'S REQUEST FOR A FORM TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL
LEGAL OCCUPANT, THE AUTHORITY SHALL,  WITHIN  SEVEN  DAYS,  PROVIDE  THE
TENANT  WITH  THE  APPROPRIATE  FORM,  ALONG WITH A NOTICE INFORMING THE
TENANT OF THE RIGHT TO CONTEST THE DENIAL OF  ANY  OCCUPANCY  PERMISSION
REQUEST.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13541-02-4

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