assembly Bill A6302

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Allows persons 60 years or older in any housing project to keep common household pets

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to housing
Mar 02, 2017 referred to housing

A6302 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A188
2011-2012: A1000, A7873
2013-2014: A1843, A8470
2015-2016: A6842
2019-2020: A6435

A6302 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows persons 60 years or older to keep and care for common household pets in municipal housing; prevents eviction of such persons based on the ownership of pets; provides that any pet who poses a nuisance to the community may be removed; does not remove any pet owner from liability for the reasonable costs directly attributable to any damage caused by the pet.

A6302 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6302

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 2, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend the public housing law, in relation to the keeping of
  certain household pets by persons sixty years of age or older

  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:
  § 223-C. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS  WHO  HAVE  CERTAIN  HOUSEHOLD
PETS.  1.  NO  PERSON WHO IS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SHALL BE DENIED
OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING IN  ANY  HOUSING  PROJECT  OR  BE  SUBJECTED  TO
EVICTION  FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON THE SOLE GROUND THAT SUCH PERSON HAS
A COMMON HOUSEHOLD PET WHICH WILL OR DOES RESIDE WITH SUCH PERSON THERE-
IN.
  2. ALL MUNICIPAL HOUSING AUTHORITIES SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS  FOR
THE  KEEPING  OF  COMMON HOUSEHOLD PETS BY PERSONS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR
OLDER WHO RESIDE IN A DWELLING IN ANY HOUSING PROJECT. SUCH  REGULATIONS
MAY  INCLUDE  CONSIDERATION, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE TENANTS OF SUCH
HOUSING PROJECT, OF OTHER REASONABLE FACTORS TO GOVERN  THE  KEEPING  OF
COMMON  HOUSEHOLD  PETS  SUCH AS DENSITY OF TENANTS, PET SIZE, POTENTIAL
FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS OF TENANTS, AND STANDARDS OF PET CARE. SUCH  REGU-
LATIONS  MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, REQUIRING ALL PET OWNERS TO
COMPLY WITH:
  (A) INOCULATIONS AND LICENSING MANDATED BY STATE AND  LOCAL  LAWS,  IF
APPLICABLE;
  (B) SANITARY STANDARDS GOVERNING THE DISPOSAL OF PET WASTE;
  (C) PET RESTRAINT IN COMMON AREAS;
  (D)  ALTERNATE CARETAKERS IN THE CASE OF SICKNESS OR INCAPACITY OF THE
PET OWNER;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00020-03-7

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