senate Bill S5

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits discrimination in housing based upon domestic violence status and establishing task force to study impact of source of income on access to housing

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 21, 2015 signed chap.366
Oct 20, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.212
substituted for a6354b
Jan 12, 2015 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.5
Jan 07, 2015 referred to rules

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S5 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6354B
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §227-d, RP L; add §744, RPAP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5876, A5387
2011-2012: A3448A, A9024
2009-2010: A9020A

S5 - Summary

Prohibits discrimination in housing based upon domestic violence status and establishes a task force to study the impact of source of income on access to housing.

S5 - Sponsor Memo

S5 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                    5

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ROBACH, CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the real property law and the real property actions  and
  proceedings  law, in relation to prohibiting discrimination in housing
  based upon domestic violence status and establishing a task  force  to
  study the impact of source of income on access to housing

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

  Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding  a  new  section
227-d to read as follows:
  S 227-D. DISCRIMINATION BASED ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATUS; PROHIBITED.
1.  DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A PERSON IS A "DOMES-
TIC VIOLENCE VICTIM" AND POSSESSES "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS"  IF
SUCH  PERSON IS OR HAS BEEN, OR IS A PARENT ACCOMPANIED BY A MINOR CHILD
OR CHILDREN WHO IS OR HAS BEEN, IN A SITUATION IN WHICH SUCH  PERSON  OR
CHILD  IS  A  VICTIM  OF  AN  ACT THAT WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLENT FELONY
OFFENSE AS ENUMERATED IN SECTION 70.02 OF THE PENAL  LAW,  OR  A  FAMILY
OFFENSE AS ENUMERATED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE
OF  THE FAMILY COURT ACT, AND SUCH ACT IS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN COMMITTED
BY A MEMBER OF THE SAME FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD, AS DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION
ONE OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT.
  2. DISCRIMINATION BASED ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS PROHIBITED.
(A)  NO PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION OWNING OR MANAGING ANY BUILDING USED
FOR DWELLING PURPOSES, OR THE AGENT OF SUCH PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION,
SHALL, BECAUSE OF SUCH PERSON'S OR  FAMILY  MEMBER'S  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE
VICTIM  STATUS,  (1)  REFUSE TO RENT A RESIDENTIAL UNIT TO ANY PERSON OR
FAMILY, WHEN, BUT FOR SUCH STATUS, RENTAL WOULD NOT HAVE  BEEN  REFUSED,
(2)  DISCRIMINATE  IN  THE  TERMS, CONDITIONS, OR PRIVILEGES OF ANY SUCH
RENTAL, WHEN, BUT FOR SUCH STATUS, SUCH DISCRIMINATION  WOULD  NOT  HAVE
OCCURRED,  OR  (3)  PRINT OR CIRCULATE, OR CAUSE TO BE PRINTED OR CIRCU-
LATED, ANY STATEMENT,  ADVERTISEMENT  OR  PUBLICATION  WHICH  EXPRESSES,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07118-01-5

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