assembly Bill A6842A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Allows persons 60 years or older in any housing project to keep common household pets

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 01, 2016 reported referred to codes
Feb 25, 2016 print number 6842a
Feb 25, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to housing
Jan 06, 2016 referred to housing
Apr 06, 2015 referred to housing

A6842 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A188
2011-2012: A1000, A7873
2013-2014: A1843, A8470
2017-2018: A6302
2019-2020: A6435

A6842 - Summary

Allows persons 60 years or older to keep and care for common household pets in municipal housing; prevents eviction of such persons based on the ownership of pets; provides that any pet who poses a nuisance to the community may be removed; does not remove any pet owner from liability for the reasonable costs directly attributable to any damage caused by the pet.

A6842 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6842

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 6, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Housing

AN  ACT  to  amend the public housing law, in relation to the keeping of
  certain household pets by persons sixty-two years of age or older

  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  HAVE  CERTAIN  HOUSEHOLD
PETS.  1.  NO  PERSON  WHO  IS  SIXTY-TWO YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SHALL BE
DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING IN ANY HOUSING PROJECT OR BE SUBJECTED TO
EVICTION FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON THE SOLE GROUND THAT SUCH PERSON  HAS
A COMMON HOUSEHOLD PET WHICH WILL OR DOES RESIDE WITH SUCH PERSON THERE-
IN.
  2.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS FOR THE KEEPING OF
COMMON HOUSEHOLD PETS BY PERSONS SIXTY-TWO YEARS OF  AGE  OR  OLDER  WHO
RESIDE  IN  A  DWELLING  IN  ANY  HOUSING  PROJECT. SUCH REGULATIONS MAY
INCLUDE CONSIDERATION, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE TENANTS OF SUCH HOUS-
ING PROJECT, OF OTHER REASONABLE FACTORS TO GOVERN THE KEEPING OF COMMON
HOUSEHOLD PETS SUCH AS DENSITY OF TENANTS, PET SIZE, POTENTIAL FINANCIAL
OBLIGATIONS OF TENANTS, AND STANDARDS OF PET CARE. SUCH REGULATIONS  MAY
INCLUDE AND ALL PET OWNERS SHALL COMPLY WITH, THE FOLLOWING IF REQUIRED:
  (A) INOCULATIONS AND LICENSING MANDATED BY STATE AND LOCAL LAWS;
  (B) SANITARY STANDARDS GOVERNING THE DISPOSAL OF PET WASTE;
  (C) LIMITING THE KEEPING OF COMMON HOUSEHOLD PETS TO ONE PER HOUSEHOLD
AT ANY GIVEN TIME;
  (D) PET RESTRAINT IN COMMON AREAS;
  (E) PET REGISTRATION; AND
  (F)  ALTERNATE CARETAKERS IN THE CASE OF SICKNESS OR INCAPACITY OF THE
PET OWNER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05764-01-5

A6842A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A188
2011-2012: A1000, A7873
2013-2014: A1843, A8470
2017-2018: A6302
2019-2020: A6435

A6842A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows persons 60 years or older to keep and care for common household pets in municipal housing; prevents eviction of such persons based on the ownership of pets; provides that any pet who poses a nuisance to the community may be removed; does not remove any pet owner from liability for the reasonable costs directly attributable to any damage caused by the pet.

A6842A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6842--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 6, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- 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, in relation to the keeping of
  certain household pets by persons sixty years of age or older

  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  HAVE  CERTAIN  HOUSEHOLD
PETS.  1.  NO  PERSON WHO IS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SHALL BE DENIED
OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING IN  ANY  HOUSING  PROJECT  OR  BE  SUBJECTED  TO
EVICTION  FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON THE SOLE GROUND THAT SUCH PERSON HAS
A COMMON HOUSEHOLD PET WHICH WILL OR DOES RESIDE WITH SUCH PERSON THERE-
IN.
  2. ALL MUNICIPAL HOUSING AUTHORITIES SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS  FOR
THE  KEEPING  OF  COMMON HOUSEHOLD PETS BY PERSONS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR
OLDER WHO RESIDE IN A DWELLING IN ANY HOUSING PROJECT. SUCH  REGULATIONS
MAY  INCLUDE  CONSIDERATION, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE TENANTS OF SUCH
HOUSING PROJECT, OF OTHER REASONABLE FACTORS TO GOVERN  THE  KEEPING  OF
COMMON  HOUSEHOLD  PETS  SUCH AS DENSITY OF TENANTS, PET SIZE, POTENTIAL
FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS OF TENANTS, AND STANDARDS OF PET CARE. SUCH  REGU-
LATIONS  MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, REQUIRING ALL PET OWNERS TO
COMPLY WITH:
  (A) INOCULATIONS AND LICENSING MANDATED BY STATE AND  LOCAL  LAWS,  IF
APPLICABLE;
  (B) SANITARY STANDARDS GOVERNING THE DISPOSAL OF PET WASTE;
  (C) PET RESTRAINT IN COMMON AREAS;
  (D)  ALTERNATE CARETAKERS IN THE CASE OF SICKNESS OR INCAPACITY OF THE
PET OWNER;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05764-02-6

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