|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 22, 2018||referred to housing|
delivered to assembly
|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
|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|
senate Bill S793
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S793 - Details
S793 - 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 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S793 Revised 3/7/17 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To provide that persons 60 years of age or older be allowed to care for a common household pet and not be denied occupancy in municipal housing. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : The public housing law is amended by adding a new section 223-c to provide that: 1) No person 60 years of age or older may be denied municipal housing on the grounds that such person has a common household pet; 2) Such person must comply with regulations governing the keeping of such pets, including waste disposal, registration, inoculations, providing for alternate caretakers, among others; 3) any pet who poses a nuisance to the community may be removed; 4) the owner will not be financially responsible for any reasonable repair or replacement costs attributable to the pet.
S793 - 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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