senate Bill S2278A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires vacancy lease and renewals of leases for rent regulated housing accommodations to be for a term of 1 year

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 08, 2016 print number 2278a
amend and recommit to housing, construction and community development
Jan 06, 2016 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jan 22, 2015 referred to housing, construction and community development

S2278 - Details

Law Section:
Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974
Laws Affected:
Amd §10, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974; amd §26-511, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3673A
2011-2012: S6515

S2278 - Summary

Requires vacancy leases and renewals of leases for rent regulated housing accommodations to be for a term of one year.

S2278 - Sponsor Memo

S2278 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2278

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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 emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seven-
  ty-four and the administrative code  of  the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to  providing  that  vacancy leases and renewals thereof for
  rent regulated housing accommodations shall be for a term of one year

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  a  and  (a-1) of section 10 of section 4 of
chapter 576 of the laws  of  1974,  constituting  the  emergency  tenant
protection  act  of  nineteen  seventy-four, subdivision a as amended by
chapter 234 of the laws of 1984 and  subdivision  (a-1)  as  amended  by
section  8  of  part B of chapter 97 of the laws of 2011, are amended to
read as follows:
  a. For cities having a population of less than one million  and  towns
and  villages, the state division of housing and community renewal shall
be empowered to implement this  act  by  appropriate  regulations.  Such
regulations  may encompass such speculative or manipulative practices or
renting or leasing practices as the state division of housing and commu-
nity renewal determines constitute or are likely to cause  circumvention
of  this act. Such regulations shall prohibit practices which are likely
to prevent any person from asserting any right or remedy granted by this
act, including but not limited to retaliatory  termination  of  periodic
tenancies and shall require owners to grant a new one or two year vacan-
cy or renewal lease at the option of the tenant; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
FOR  VACANCY  AND  RENEWAL  LEASES WHICH TAKE EFFECT ON OR AFTER JANUARY
FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL  REQUIRE  OWNERS  TO
GRANT  A  NEW ONE YEAR VACANCY OR RENEWAL LEASE, except where a mortgage
or mortgage commitment existing as of the local effective date  of  this
act  provides that the owner shall not grant a one-year lease; and shall

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07554-01-5

S2278A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974
Laws Affected:
Amd §10, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974; amd §26-511, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3673A
2011-2012: S6515

S2278A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires vacancy leases and renewals of leases for rent regulated housing accommodations to be for a term of one year.

S2278A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2278A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2278--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community  Development  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Housing,
  Construction and Community Development in accordance with Senate  Rule
  6,  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the emergency tenant protection act of  nineteen  seven-
  ty-four  and  the  administrative  code  of  the  city of New York, in
  relation to providing that vacancy leases  and  renewals  thereof  for
  rent regulated housing accommodations shall be for a term of one year

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions a and (a-1) of section  10  of  section  4  of
chapter  576  of  the  laws  of  1974, constituting the emergency tenant
protection act of nineteen seventy-four, subdivision  a  as  amended  by
chapter  234  of  the  laws  of 1984 and subdivision (a-1) as amended by
section 16-b of part A of chapter 20 of the laws of 2015, are amended to
read as follows:
  a. For cities having a population of less than one million  and  towns
and  villages, the state division of housing and community renewal shall
be empowered to implement this  act  by  appropriate  regulations.  Such
regulations  may encompass such speculative or manipulative practices or
renting or leasing practices as the state division of housing and commu-
nity renewal determines constitute or are likely to cause  circumvention
of  this act. Such regulations shall prohibit practices which are likely
to prevent any person from asserting any right or remedy granted by this
act, including but not limited to retaliatory  termination  of  periodic
tenancies and shall require owners to grant a new one or two year vacan-
cy or renewal lease at the option of the tenant; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
FOR  VACANCY  AND  RENEWAL  LEASES WHICH TAKE EFFECT ON OR AFTER JANUARY
FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN, SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL REQUIRE OWNERS  TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07554-02-6