|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to codes|
|Jan 18, 2017||referred to codes|
senate Bill S2929
Current Bill Status - In Senate Codes Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2929 - Details
S2929 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2929 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime of sabotage of rent regulated accommodations PURPOSE : The purpose of this bill is to expand tenant protections by establishing the crime of sabotage of rent regulated accommodations. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 creates the crime of sabotage as an intent to impair habitability of a housing accommodation or utility with the intent to cause a rent regulated tenant to vacate. EXISTING LAW : Currently there is no existing law relating to sabotage of a rent regulated accommodation. JUSTIFICATION : The extent to which landlords go in their efforts to force tenants to vacate their homes cannot be overlooked.
S2929 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2929 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime of sabotage of rent regulated accommodations THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 241.10 to read as follows: S 241.10 SABOTAGE OF RENT REGULATED ACCOMMODATION. AN OWNER IS GUILTY OF SABOTAGE OF A RENT REGULATED ACCOMMODATION WHEN, WITH INTENT TO CAUSE A RENT REGULATED TENANT TO VACATE A HOUSING ACCOM- MODATION, SUCH OWNER, OR AGENT UNDER INSTRUCTION OR CONTRACT OF THE OWNER: 1. WITH INTENT TO IMPAIR HABITABILITY OF A HOUSING ACCOMMODATION, CAUSES DAMAGE TO SUCH HOUSING ACCOMMODATION OR ANCILLARY UTILITY OR APPARATUS TO SUCH HOUSING ACCOMMODATION; OR 2. RECKLESSLY CAUSES DAMAGE TO SUCH HOUSING ACCOMMODATION OR ANCILLARY UTILITY OR APPARATUS TO SUCH HOUSING ACCOMMODATION. SABOTAGE OF A RENT REGULATED ACCOMMODATION IS A CLASS D FELONY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend- ment to article 241 of the penal law made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such article and shall be deemed repealed therewith. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01370-01-7
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