assembly Bill A2919

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 23, 2018 referred to codes
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 03, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.238
returned to assembly
died in senate
May 01, 2017 referred to codes
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 16, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.141
Mar 13, 2017 reported
Mar 07, 2017 reported referred to codes
Jan 23, 2017 referred to judiciary

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A2919 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S405
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: A9056, S6924
2015-2016: A1322, S4955
2019-2020: A2665, S4657

A2919 (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.

A2919 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2919

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. LAVINE, WEINSTEIN, LUPARDO, WEPRIN, ROSENTHAL,
  MOSLEY,  BRONSON,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  TITUS,  ABINANTI,  FAHY,   WALKER,
  ZEBROWSKI,  RAIA,  HARRIS, SEPULVEDA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  LUPINACCI, PERRY, SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee  on
  Judiciary

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.

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