senate Bill S3551B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Allows persons 60 years or older in buildings operated by the New York city housing authority to keep common household pets

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2016 referred to housing
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2016 amended on third reading (t) 3551b
May 11, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 10, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 09, 2016 1st report cal.716
Feb 29, 2016 print number 3551a
Feb 29, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to housing, construction and community development
Jan 06, 2016 referred to housing, construction and community development
Feb 12, 2015 referred to housing, construction and community development

Votes

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May 9, 2016 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

S3551A
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Committee Vote: May 9, 2016

aye wr (1)

S3551 - Details

Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3117
2013-2014: S1824
2017-2018: S793

S3551 - Summary

Allows persons 60 years or older to keep and care for common household pets in building operated by the New York city housing authority, 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.

S3551 - Sponsor Memo

S3551 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3551

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 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

S3551A - Details

Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3117
2013-2014: S1824
2017-2018: S793

S3551A - Summary

Allows persons 60 years or older to keep and care for common household pets in building operated by the New York city housing authority, 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.

S3551A - Sponsor Memo

S3551A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3551--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 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;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05764-03-6

S3551B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3117
2013-2014: S1824
2017-2018: S793

S3551B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows persons 60 years or older to keep and care for common household pets in building operated by the New York city housing authority, 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.

S3551B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3551B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3551--B
    Cal. No. 716

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 -- reported favorably from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading

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  in
  buildings operated by the New York city housing authority

  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 IN NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY BUILDINGS.  1. NO PERSON WHO  IS
SIXTY  YEARS  OF AGE OR OLDER SHALL BE DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING IN
ANY HOUSING PROJECT OPERATED BY THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING  AUTHORITY  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 THEREIN.
  2.  THE  NEW  YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS
FOR THE KEEPING OF COMMON HOUSEHOLD PETS BY PERSONS SIXTY YEARS  OF  AGE
OR OLDER WHO RESIDE IN A DWELLING IN HOUSING OPERATED BY SUCH AUTHORITY.
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, BREED, POTENTIAL FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS OF TENANTS,  AND  STANDARDS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05764-06-6

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