senate Bill S405

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes the right of tenants to call police or emergency assistance without fear of losing their housing

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 30, 2018 reported and committed to housing, construction and community development
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
Jun 14, 2017 committee discharged and committed to rules
May 16, 2017 reported and committed to housing, construction and community development
Jan 04, 2017 referred to codes

Votes

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May 30, 2018 - Codes committee Vote

S405
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: May 30, 2018

excused (1)

May 16, 2017 - Codes committee Vote

S405
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: May 16, 2017

aye wr (1)

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S405 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2919
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 9 §§90 & 91 to be Art 10 §§100 & 101, add Art 9 §§90 - 98, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6924, A9056
2015-2016: S4955, A1322
2019-2020: S4657, A2665

S405 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the right of tenants to call police or emergency assistance without fear of losing their housing as the result of landlord actions or local nuisance laws.

S405 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S405 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   405

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to the right  to  call
  for police and emergency assistance and providing victim protections

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Article 9 and sections 90 and 91 of the civil  rights  law,
as renumbered by chapter 310 of the laws of 1962, are renumbered article
10  and  sections  100  and 101, and a new article 9 is added to read as
follows:
                                ARTICLE 9
                   RIGHT TO CALL POLICE AND EMERGENCY
                      ASSISTANCE/VICTIM PROTECTIONS
SECTION 90. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
        91. RIGHT TO CALL FOR POLICE AND  EMERGENCY  ASSISTANCE;  VICTIM
              PROTECTIONS.
        92. PROTECTIONS  NOT  APPLICABLE  TO  BREACHES OF LEASE, ILLICIT
              ACTIVITIES OR OTHER VIOLATIONS OF LAW.
        93. RIGHT OF PROPERTY OWNERS TO BE FREE OF PENALTY FOR  RESPECT-
              ING  THE  RIGHTS OF AN OCCUPANT TO REQUEST POLICE OR EMER-
              GENCY ASSISTANCE.
        94. LIMITATION ON RIGHT TO REQUEST POLICE OR  EMERGENCY  ASSIST-
              ANCE PROHIBITED.
        95. DEFENSES.
        96. REMOVAL  OF  THE  PERPETRATOR  OF  VIOLENCE  WHILE  ASSURING
              CONTINUED OCCUPANCY BY VICTIM.
        97. REMEDIES.
        98. GUIDANCE AUTHORIZED.
  § 90. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. NO VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,  OR  OTHER
PERSON  THREATENED  WITH VIOLENCE OR IN JEOPARDY OF HARM, SHOULD FAIL TO

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

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