senate Bill S86

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires landlord to grant access to engineer or architect hired by tenants to inspect major capital improvements in certain multiple dwellings

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this legislation?

You must fill out the form below in order to support or oppose this bill. X

You must login or fill out the fields below for the senator to have an accurate account of the support or opposition to this bill.

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.
Use this box to enter a message to your senator.

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jan 09, 2013 referred to housing, construction and community development

Co-Sponsors

S86 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2817
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §§26-405 & 26-511, NYC Ad Cd; amd §6, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1784, S1282, S1282A, S3025
2009-2010: A1357, S1443, S3112

S86 - Summary

Provides that no landlord shall deny access to a licensed professional engineer or licensed registered architect hired by any tenant or tenant association representing tenants of a multiple dwelling of six units or more for the purpose of conducting an inspection of a major capital improvement for which an application for a maximum rent adjustment has been filed by the landlord; provides that such inspection shall be conducted after notice to the landlord and during normal business hours; provides for the filing of such inspection report by such tenants with the New York city rent agency for consideration in such application's determination.

S86 - Sponsor Memo

S86 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   86

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 administrative code of the city of New York and the
  emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four, in  relation
  to  inspection  of major capital improvements for which rent increases
  are requested and in relation to extending the provisions of the  rent
  stabilization law

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (g) of paragraph 1 of subdivision g of section
26-405 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by
chapter 749 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows:
  (g) There has been since July first, nineteen hundred seventy, a major
capital improvement required for the operation, preservation or  mainte-
nance  of  the  structure.  An  adjustment under this subparagraph [(g)]
shall be in an amount sufficient to amortize the cost  of  the  improve-
ments  pursuant to this subparagraph [(g)] over a seven-year period.  NO
LANDLORD SHALL DENY ACCESS TO A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER LICENSED TO  PRAC-
TICE  IN  THE  STATE  OF  NEW YORK OR A REGISTERED ARCHITECT LICENSED TO
PRACTICE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK HIRED BY ANY TENANT, TENANTS OR TENANT
ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING TENANTS OF A MULTIPLE DWELLING OF SIX UNITS  OR
MORE  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  CONDUCTING AN INSPECTION OF A MAJOR CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENT FOR WHICH AN APPLICATION FOR ADJUSTMENT OF MAXIMUM RENT  HAS
BEEN FILED. SUCH INSPECTION SHALL BE CONDUCTED AFTER NOTICE TO THE LAND-
LORD  AND  DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS. SUCH TENANT MAY FILE THE REPORT
OF THE INSPECTION WITH THE CITY RENT AGENCY  FOR  CONSIDERATION  IN  THE
DETERMINATION OF SUCH APPLICATION; or

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00602-01-3

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.