senate Bill S793

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Allows persons 60 years or older in buildings operated by the New York city housing authority to keep common household pets

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 22, 2018 referred to housing
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 19, 2018 advanced to third reading
Mar 15, 2018 2nd report cal.
Mar 14, 2018 1st report cal.647
Jan 03, 2018 referred to housing, construction and community development
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 07, 2017 referred to housing
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 01, 2017 advanced to third reading
Feb 28, 2017 2nd report cal.
Feb 14, 2017 1st report cal.201
Jan 04, 2017 referred to housing, construction and community development

Votes

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Mar 14, 2018 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: Mar 14, 2018

nay (1)

Feb 14, 2017 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

S793
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: Feb 14, 2017

aye wr (1)

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S793 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7141
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3117
2013-2014: S1824
2015-2016: S3551
2019-2020: A6616

S793 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows persons 60 years or older to keep and care for common household pets in buildings operated by the New York city housing authority; 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.

S793 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S793 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   793

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ALCANTARA -- 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, in relation to  the  keeping  of
  certain  household  pets  by  persons  sixty  years of age or older in
  buildings operated by the New York city housing authority

  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  IN NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY BUILDINGS.  1. NO PERSON WHO IS
SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SHALL BE DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A  DWELLING  IN
ANY  HOUSING  PROJECT OPERATED BY THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY 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 THEREIN.
  2. THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY  SHALL  PROMULGATE  REGULATIONS
FOR  THE  KEEPING OF COMMON HOUSEHOLD PETS BY PERSONS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE
OR OLDER WHO RESIDE IN A DWELLING IN HOUSING OPERATED BY SUCH AUTHORITY.
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,  BREED,  POTENTIAL FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS OF TENANTS, AND STANDARDS
OF PET CARE. SUCH REGULATIONS  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;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00020-01-7

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