assembly Bill A7992A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to harassment of a rent regulated tenant

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 14, 2018 referred to codes
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 27, 2018 amended on third reading 7992a
Jan 03, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.570
Jun 14, 2017 ordered to third reading rules cal.309
rules report cal.309
reported
Jun 06, 2017 reported referred to rules
May 25, 2017 referred to codes

Co-Sponsors

A7992 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6473
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §241.02, amd §§241.05 & 241.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6188, S2605

A7992 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to harassment of a rent regulated tenant; establishes the crimes of harassment of a rent regulated tenant in the first and second degree.

A7992 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7992

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 25, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. LENTOL, CYMBROWITZ -- (at request of the Depart-
  ment of Law) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to harassment of a rent regu-
  lated tenant

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

  Section  1.  This  act  shall be known and may be cited as the "tenant
protection act of 2017".
  § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 241.02  to  read
as follows:
§ 241.02 HARASSMENT OF A RENT REGULATED TENANT IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  AN  OWNER  IS  GUILTY  OF HARASSMENT OF A RENT REGULATED TENANT IN THE
SECOND DEGREE WHEN, WITH INTENT TO INDUCE A  RENT  REGULATED  TENANT  TO
VACATE  A  HOUSING  ACCOMMODATION, SUCH OWNER INTENTIONALLY ENGAGES IN A
COURSE OF CONDUCT THAT:
  1. IMPAIRS THE HABITABILITY OF A HOUSING ACCOMMODATION; OR
  2. CREATES OR MAINTAINS A CONDITION  WHICH  ENDANGERS  THE  SAFETY  OR
HEALTH OF THE DWELLING'S TENANT; OR
  3.  IS REASONABLY LIKELY TO INTERFERE WITH OR DISTURB, AND DOES INTER-
FERE WITH OR DISTURB, THE COMFORT, REPOSE, PEACE OR QUIET OF  SUCH  RENT
REGULATED  TENANT IN HIS OR HER USE AND OCCUPANCY OF SUCH HOUSING ACCOM-
MODATION INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INTERRUPTION  OR  DISCONTIN-
UANCE  OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES. THE GOOD FAITH COMMENCEMENT AND PURSUIT OF
A LAWFUL EVICTION ACTION BY AN OWNER AGAINST A RENT REGULATED TENANT  IN
A  COURT  OF  COMPETENT  JURISDICTION SHALL NOT, BY ITSELF, CONSTITUTE A
"COURSE OF CONDUCT" IN VIOLATION OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  HARASSMENT OF A RENT REGULATED TENANT IN THE SECOND DEGREE IS A  CLASS
A MISDEMEANOR.
  §  3.  Section 241.05 of the penal law, as added by chapter 116 of the
laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
§ 241.05 Harassment of a rent regulated tenant IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

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

Co-Sponsors

A7992A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6473
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §241.02, amd §§241.05 & 241.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6188, S2605

A7992A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to harassment of a rent regulated tenant; establishes the crimes of harassment of a rent regulated tenant in the first and second degree.

A7992A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7992--A
                                                        Cal. No. 570

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 25, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. LENTOL, CYMBROWITZ, SEPULVEDA -- (at request of
  the Department of Law) -- read once and referred to the  Committee  on
  Codes  --  ordered  to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place on the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to harassment of a rent regu-
  lated tenant

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

  Section  1.  This  act  shall be known and may be cited as the "tenant
protection act of 2018".
  § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 241.02  to  read
as follows:
§ 241.02 HARASSMENT OF A RENT REGULATED TENANT IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  AN  OWNER  IS  GUILTY  OF HARASSMENT OF A RENT REGULATED TENANT IN THE
SECOND DEGREE WHEN, WITH INTENT TO INDUCE A  RENT  REGULATED  TENANT  TO
VACATE  A  HOUSING  ACCOMMODATION, SUCH OWNER INTENTIONALLY ENGAGES IN A
COURSE OF CONDUCT THAT:
  1. IMPAIRS THE HABITABILITY OF A HOUSING ACCOMMODATION; OR
  2. CREATES OR MAINTAINS A CONDITION  WHICH  ENDANGERS  THE  SAFETY  OR
HEALTH OF THE DWELLING'S TENANT; OR
  3.  IS REASONABLY LIKELY TO INTERFERE WITH OR DISTURB, AND DOES INTER-
FERE WITH OR DISTURB, THE COMFORT, REPOSE, PEACE OR QUIET OF  SUCH  RENT
REGULATED  TENANT IN HIS OR HER USE AND OCCUPANCY OF SUCH HOUSING ACCOM-
MODATION INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INTERRUPTION  OR  DISCONTIN-
UANCE  OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES. THE GOOD FAITH COMMENCEMENT AND PURSUIT OF
A LAWFUL EVICTION ACTION BY AN OWNER AGAINST A RENT REGULATED TENANT  IN
A  COURT  OF  COMPETENT  JURISDICTION SHALL NOT, BY ITSELF, CONSTITUTE A
"COURSE OF CONDUCT" IN VIOLATION OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  HARASSMENT OF A RENT REGULATED TENANT IN THE SECOND DEGREE IS A  CLASS
A MISDEMEANOR.

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

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