senate Bill S4955

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the right of tenants to call police or emergency assistance without fear of losing their housing

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
Apr 24, 2015 referred to codes

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S4955 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1322
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 9 §§90 & 91 to be Art 10 §§100 & 101, add Art 9 §§90 - 98, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6924, A9056
2017-2018: S405, A2919
2019-2020: S4657, A2665

S4955 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the right of tenants to call police or emergency assistance without fear of losing their housing as the result of landlord actions or local nuisance laws.

S4955 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4955 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4955

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to the right  to  call
  for police and emergency assistance and providing victim protections

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

  Section 1. Article 9 and sections 90 and 91 of the civil  rights  law,
as renumbered by chapter 310 of the laws of 1962, are renumbered article
10  and  sections  100  and 101, and a new article 9 is added to read as
follows:
                                ARTICLE 9
                   RIGHT TO CALL POLICE AND EMERGENCY
                      ASSISTANCE/VICTIM PROTECTIONS
SECTION 90. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
        91. RIGHT TO CALL FOR POLICE AND  EMERGENCY  ASSISTANCE;  VICTIM
              PROTECTIONS.
        92. PROTECTIONS  NOT  APPLICABLE  TO  BREACHES OF LEASE, ILLICIT
              ACTIVITIES OR OTHER VIOLATIONS OF LAW.
        93. RIGHT OF PROPERTY OWNERS TO BE FREE OF PENALTY FOR  RESPECT-
              ING  THE  RIGHTS OF AN OCCUPANT TO REQUEST POLICE OR EMER-
              GENCY ASSISTANCE.
        94. LIMITATION ON RIGHT TO REQUEST POLICE OR  EMERGENCY  ASSIST-
              ANCE PROHIBITED.
        95. DEFENSES.
        96. REMOVAL  OF  THE  PERPETRATOR  OF  VIOLENCE  WHILE  ASSURING
              CONTINUED OCCUPANCY BY VICTIM.
        97. REMEDIES.
        98. GUIDANCE AUTHORIZED.
  S 90. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. NO VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,  OR  OTHER
PERSON  THREATENED  WITH VIOLENCE OR IN JEOPARDY OF HARM, SHOULD FAIL TO
ACCESS POLICE OR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE WHEN NEEDED BECAUSE  OF  THE  FEAR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03311-01-5

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