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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to housing, construction and community development|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to housing, construction and community development|
senate Bill S919
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S919 - Details
S919 - Summary
Requires rent reduction in cases of submetered utility service; directs the division of housing and community renewal to develop a standard reduction and an appeals process.
S919 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S919 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to rent reduction in cases of submetered utility service PURPOSE: The bill would require a rent reduction equal to the amount of the additional charge for the utilities for tenants in buildings which convert to submetering of utilities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill proposes adding a section 302-d to the multiple dwelling law which would, in apartment buildings which convert to submetering, require a rent reduction equal to the additional utility cost, and compel the Department of Housing and Community Renewal to promulgate an appeals' process by which tenants can challenge the amount of the reduction and have it adjusted. Also, within ninety days of the enactment of this legislation, the DHCR must review the rent reductions which have already been made in submetered buildings in order to ensure that they are equal to the amount of the utility charges. JUSTIFICATION:
S919 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 919 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SERRANO -- 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 multiple dwelling law, in relation to rent reduction in cases of submetered utility service THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The multiple dwelling law is amended by adding a new section 302-d to read as follows: S 302-D. PROVISIONS RELATING TO MULTIPLE DWELLINGS WITH SUBMETERING. 1. ANY TENANT RESIDING IN A BUILDING WHICH IS SUBJECT TO SUBMETERING OF UTILITIES SHALL RECEIVE A REDUCTION IN RENT WHICH IS EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT OF THE UTILITY COSTS FOR WHICH SUCH TENANT IS RESPONSIBLE, WHERE SUCH COSTS WERE PREVIOUSLY INCLUDED IN SUCH TENANT'S RENT. 2. THE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL SHALL, WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, REVIEW THE STANDARD AND ACTUAL RENT REDUCTIONS FOR SUBMETERED PROPERTIES AND SHALL REQUIRE INCREASES WHERE THE DIVISION DETERMINES NECESSARY. THE DIVISION SHALL DEVELOP A PROCESS FOR TENANTS TO APPEAL THEIR RENT REDUCTION IF IT DOES NOT ACCURATELY REFLECT THE AMOUNT THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR SUBME- TERED UTILITIES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00530-01-3
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