assembly Bill A1937

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits the adjustment of maximum allowable rent where any modification, increase or improvement is made to accommodate the needs of a disabled tenant

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to housing
Jan 17, 2017 referred to housing

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A1937 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §§26-405 & 26-511, NYC Ad Cd; amd §6, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974; amd §4, Emerg Hous Rent Cont L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9814
2019-2020: A917, A5629
2021-2022: A2540, A5882

A1937 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the adjustment of maximum allowable rent where any modification, increase or improvement is made to accommodate the needs of a disabled tenant; defines disabled tenant.

A1937 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1937

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 17, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. JOYNER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Housing

AN  ACT  to  amend  the administrative code of the city of New York, the
  emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four and the emer-
  gency housing rent control law, in relation to prohibiting the adjust-
  ment of maximum allowable rent where  any  modification,  increase  or
  improvement is made to accommodate the needs of a disabled tenant

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (e) of paragraph 1 of subdivision g of section
26-405 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by
section 15 of part B of chapter 97 of the laws of 2011,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (e)  The  landlord  and  tenant  by mutual voluntary written agreement
agree to a substantial increase or  decrease  in  dwelling  space  or  a
change  in the services, furniture, furnishings or equipment provided in
the housing accommodations. An adjustment under this subparagraph  shall
be  equal to one-fortieth, in the case of a building with thirty-five or
fewer housing accommodations, or one-sixtieth, in the case of a building
with more than thirty-five housing accommodations where such  adjustment
takes  effect  on or after September twenty-fourth, two thousand eleven,
of the total cost incurred by the landlord in providing  such  modifica-
tion  or increase in dwelling space, services, furniture, furnishings or
equipment, including the cost of  installation,  but  excluding  finance
charges,  provided  further  that  an  owner  who  is entitled to a rent
increase pursuant to this  subparagraph  shall  not  be  entitled  to  a
further  rent increase based upon the installation of similar equipment,
or new furniture or furnishings within  the  useful  life  of  such  new
equipment, or new furniture or furnishings. The owner shall give written
notice  to  the city rent agency of any such adjustment pursuant to this
subparagraph; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, AN OWNER SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED  TO  ANY

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