senate Bill S6473A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to harassment of a rent regulated tenant

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 28, 2018 print number 6473a
Feb 28, 2018 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
May 24, 2017 referred to codes

Co-Sponsors

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S6473 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7992
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:
S2605, A6188

S6473 (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.

S6473 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6473 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6473

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 24, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- 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 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

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S6473A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7992
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:
S2605, A6188

S6473A (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.

S6473A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6473A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6473--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 24, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BRESLIN, DILAN,
  HAMILTON, HOYLMAN, PERSAUD, RIVERA, SERRANO -- read twice and  ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes --
  recommitted  to  the Committee on Codes in accordance with Senate Rule
  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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.
  § 3. Section 241.05 of the penal law, as added by chapter 116  of  the
laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:

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