senate Bill S1878

2017-2018 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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Jan 03, 2018 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jan 11, 2017 referred to housing, construction and community development

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S1878 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1594
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 Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6949
2015-2016: S5944, A2065
2019-2020: A1960
2021-2022: A7136

S1878 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dogs.

S1878 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1878 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1878

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community Development

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:
  § 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.
  §  2.  Article  7  of the real property law is amended by adding a new
section 238-a to read as follows:
  § 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-
SHIP OF DOGS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR BREED,  SIZE  OR  WEIGHT,  OR  ON  THE
OWNERSHIP  OF  DANGEROUS DOGS AS PRESCRIBED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWEN-
TY-THREE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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