assembly Bill A2065A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 26, 2016 advanced to third reading cal.746
May 25, 2016 reported
May 19, 2016 print number 2065a
May 19, 2016 amend and recommit to housing
Jan 06, 2016 referred to housing
Jun 03, 2015 reported referred to rules
Jan 15, 2015 referred to housing

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A2065 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5944
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, Pub Hous L; add Art 7 §238-a, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6949
2017-2018: A1594, S1878
2019-2020: A1960

A2065 - Summary

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dogs.

A2065 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2065

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, OTIS, GLICK, MOYA, SOLAGES, ROSENTHAL,
  RAIA, BRINDISI, TITONE, TEDISCO, COLTON, KATZ -- Multi-Sponsored by --
  M. of A. ARROYO, COOK, HEVESI, McDONOUGH, RA -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Housing

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public housing law and the real property law, in
  relation to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog

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

  Section  1.  The public housing law is amended by adding a new section
223-c to read as follows:
  S 223-C. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS  WHO  OWN  CERTAIN  BREEDS  OF
DOGS.  NO  PERSON SHALL BE DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING IN ANY PROJECT
OR BE SUBJECTED TO EVICTION FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON THE  GROUNDS  THAT
SUCH  PERSON  OWNS A SPECIFIC BREED OF DOG AND THE DOG RESIDES WITH SUCH
PERSON. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT THE IMPO-
SITION OF REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS OR REQUIREMENTS ON  THE  OWNERSHIP  OF
DOGS,  REGARDLESS  OF  THEIR  BREED,  OR  OWNERSHIP OF DANGEROUS DOGS AS
DEFINED IN SECTION ONE  HUNDRED  TWENTY-THREE  OF  THE  AGRICULTURE  AND
MARKETS LAW.
  S  2.  Article  7  of the real property law is amended by adding a new
section 238-a to read as follows:
  S 238-A. DISCRIMINATION IN LEASES WITH RESPECT TO  SPECIFIC  BREED  OF
DOGS.  NO  PERSON,  FIRM  OR  CORPORATION OWNING OR HAVING IN CHARGE ANY
APARTMENT HOUSE, TENEMENT HOUSE OR OTHER BUILDING OR  MOBILE  HOME  PARK
USED  FOR  DWELLING  PURPOSES SHALL RESTRICT A TENANT'S ABILITY TO OWN A
SPECIFIC BREED OF DOG. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION  SHALL  BE  CONSTRUED  TO
PROHIBIT  THE  IMPOSITION  OF REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS OR REQUIREMENTS ON
THE OWNERSHIP OF DOGS,  REGARDLESS  OF  THEIR  BREED,  OR  OWNERSHIP  OF
DANGEROUS  DOGS  AS  DEFINED  IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF THE
AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02934-01-5

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A2065A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5944
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, Pub Hous L; add Art 7 §238-a, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6949
2017-2018: A1594, S1878
2019-2020: A1960

A2065A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dogs.

A2065A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2065--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, OTIS, GLICK, MOYA, SOLAGES, ROSENTHAL,
  RAIA,  BRINDISI,  TITONE,  TEDISCO,  COLTON,  KATZ,  WEPRIN,  SKOUFIS,
  BICHOTTE, MALLIOTAKIS, LINARES, MURRAY, BARRETT, LAVINE, SEAWRIGHT  --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, BUCHWALD, COOK, CUSICK, HEVESI,
  LUPARDO,  LUPINACCI,  McDONOUGH,  RA,  SCHIMEL, SIMON -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Housing -- recommitted to  the  Committee
  on  Housing  in  accordance  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public housing law and the  real  property  law,  in
  relation to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog

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

  Section 1.  The public housing law is amended by adding a new  section
223-c to read as follows:
  S  223-C.  DISCRIMINATION  AGAINST  PERSONS  WHO  OWN CERTAIN DOGS. NO
PERSON SHALL BE DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING  IN  ANY  PROJECT  OR  BE
SUBJECTED  TO  EVICTION  FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON THE GROUNDS THAT SUCH
PERSON OWNS A DOG OF A SPECIFIC BREED, SIZE,  OR  WEIGHT  AND  SUCH  DOG
RESIDES  WITH SUCH PERSON. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO
PROHIBIT  ANY  AUTHORITY  FROM  PRESCRIBING  AND  ENFORCING   REASONABLE
RESTRICTIONS  OR  REQUIREMENTS  ON  THE OWNERSHIP OF DOGS, REGARDLESS OF
THEIR BREED, SIZE, OR WEIGHT, OR ON THE OWNERSHIP OF DANGEROUS  DOGS  AS
PRESCRIBED  IN  SECTION  ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND
MARKETS LAW.
  S 2. Article 7 of the real property law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 238-a to read as follows:
  S  238-A.  DISCRIMINATION  IN  LEASES WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN DOGS. NO
PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION OWNING OR HAVING  IN  CHARGE  ANY  APARTMENT
HOUSE,  TENEMENT  HOUSE  OR  OTHER BUILDING OR MOBILE HOME PARK USED FOR
DWELLING PURPOSES SHALL RESTRICT A TENANT'S ABILITY TO OWN A  DOG  OF  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02934-04-6

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