senate Bill S5944

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2016 print number 5944a
May 24, 2016 amend and recommit to housing, construction and community development
Jan 06, 2016 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jun 12, 2015 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S5944 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, Pub Hous L; add Art 7 §238-a, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1878

S5944 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dogs.

S5944 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5944 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5944

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 12, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public housing law and the  real  property  law,  in
  relation to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog

  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 OWN CERTAIN BREEDS OF
DOGS. NO PERSON SHALL BE DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING IN  ANY  PROJECT
OR  BE  SUBJECTED TO EVICTION FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON THE GROUNDS THAT
SUCH PERSON OWNS A SPECIFIC BREED OF DOG AND THE DOG RESIDES  WITH  SUCH
PERSON. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT THE IMPO-
SITION  OF  REASONABLE  RESTRICTIONS OR REQUIREMENTS ON THE OWNERSHIP OF
DOGS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR BREED,  OR  OWNERSHIP  OF  DANGEROUS  DOGS  AS
DEFINED  IN  SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED  TWENTY-THREE  OF THE AGRICULTURE AND
MARKETS LAW.
  S 2. Article 7 of the real property law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 238-a to read as follows:
  S  238-A.  DISCRIMINATION  IN LEASES WITH RESPECT TO SPECIFIC BREED OF
DOGS. NO PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION OWNING  OR  HAVING  IN  CHARGE  ANY
APARTMENT  HOUSE,  TENEMENT  HOUSE OR OTHER BUILDING OR MOBILE HOME PARK
USED FOR DWELLING PURPOSES SHALL RESTRICT A TENANT'S ABILITY  TO  OWN  A
SPECIFIC  BREED  OF  DOG.  NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO
PROHIBIT THE IMPOSITION OF REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS  OR  REQUIREMENTS  ON
THE  OWNERSHIP  OF  DOGS,  REGARDLESS  OF  THEIR  BREED, OR OWNERSHIP OF
DANGEROUS DOGS AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE  HUNDRED  TWENTY-THREE  OF  THE
AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02934-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S5944A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, Pub Hous L; add Art 7 §238-a, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1878

S5944A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dogs.

S5944A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5944A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5944--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO, SAVINO, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Rules  --  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 and the  real  property  law,  in
  relation to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog

  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  OWN CERTAIN DOGS. NO
PERSON SHALL BE DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING  IN  ANY  PROJECT  OR  BE
SUBJECTED  TO  EVICTION  FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON THE GROUNDS THAT SUCH
PERSON OWNS A DOG OF A SPECIFIC BREED, SIZE,  OR  WEIGHT  AND  SUCH  DOG
RESIDES  WITH SUCH PERSON. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO
PROHIBIT  ANY  AUTHORITY  FROM  PRESCRIBING  AND  ENFORCING   REASONABLE
RESTRICTIONS  OR  REQUIREMENTS  ON  THE OWNERSHIP OF DOGS, REGARDLESS OF
THEIR BREED, SIZE, OR WEIGHT, OR ON THE OWNERSHIP OF DANGEROUS  DOGS  AS
PRESCRIBED  IN  SECTION  ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND
MARKETS LAW.
  S 2. Article 7 of the real property law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 238-a to read as follows:
  S  238-A.  DISCRIMINATION  IN  LEASES WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN DOGS. NO
PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION OWNING OR HAVING  IN  CHARGE  ANY  APARTMENT
HOUSE,  TENEMENT  HOUSE  OR  OTHER BUILDING OR MOBILE HOME PARK USED FOR
DWELLING PURPOSES SHALL RESTRICT A TENANT'S ABILITY TO OWN A  DOG  OF  A
SPECIFIC  BREED,  SIZE  OR  WEIGHT.    NOTHING  IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE
CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT SUCH PERSONS, FIRMS OR CORPORATIONS FROM PRESCRIB-
ING AND ENFORCING REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS OR REQUIREMENTS ON THE  OWNER-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02934-05-6

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