senate Bill S631

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes the lease and landlord fraud public awareness program

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (11)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
Mar 22, 2018 amended on third reading (t) 631a
Mar 19, 2018 advanced to third reading
Mar 15, 2018 2nd report cal.
Mar 14, 2018 1st report cal.646
Jan 03, 2018 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jun 21, 2017 committed to rules
Jan 31, 2017 advanced to third reading
Jan 30, 2017 2nd report cal.
Jan 24, 2017 1st report cal.93
Jan 04, 2017 referred to housing, construction and community development

Votes

view votes

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

S631
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Housing, Construction and Community Development committee vote details

Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: Mar 14, 2018

Jan 24, 2017 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

S631
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Housing, Construction and Community Development committee vote details

Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: Jan 24, 2017

Co-Sponsors

S631 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1930
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §20-a, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7732, A10701
2019-2020: S628, A619

S631 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the lease and landlord fraud public awareness program to promote public awareness of the potential risks of signing a fraudulent lease with an individual misrepresenting themselves as a landlord.

S631 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S631 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   631

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- 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 establishing the
  lease and landlord fraud public awareness program  to  promote  public
  awareness of the potential risks of signing a fraudulent lease with an
  individual misrepresenting themselves as a landlord

  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
20-a to read as follows:
  §  20-A.  LEASE  AND  LANDLORD  FRAUD PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAM. 1. THE
LEASE AND LANDLORD FRAUD PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAM IS HEREBY  ESTABLISHED
WITHIN  THE  DIVISION TO PROMOTE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE POTENTIAL RISKS
OF SIGNING A FRAUDULENT LEASE WITH AN INDIVIDUAL  MISREPRESENTING  THEM-
SELVES AS A LANDLORD.
  2. THE DIVISION SHALL:
  A. DEVELOP A PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH CAMPAIGN INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED  TO,  WRITTEN MATERIALS AND BROCHURES TO PROMOTE LEASE AND LAND-
LORD FRAUD AWARENESS AND EDUCATE THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FRAUDULENT LEASES
AND INDIVIDUALS MISREPRESENTING THEMSELVES AS LANDLORDS; AND
  B. DEVELOP EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AND BROCHURES  WHICH  SHALL  BE  MADE
AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
completed on or before such effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05509-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S631A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1930
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §20-a, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7732, A10701
2019-2020: S628, A619

S631A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the lease and landlord fraud public awareness program to promote public awareness of the potential risks of signing a fraudulent lease with an individual misrepresenting themselves as a landlord.

S631A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S631A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 631--A
    Cal. No. 646

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. BOYLE, BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction
  and  Community Development -- recommitted to the Committee on Housing,
  Construction and Community Development in accordance with Senate  Rule
  6,  sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first
  and second report, ordered to a third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the lease
  and  landlord  fraud public awareness program to promote public aware-
  ness of the potential risks of signing  a  fraudulent  lease  with  an
  individual misrepresenting themselves as a landlord

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

  Section 1. Subparagraphs 14 and 15 of paragraph (a) of  subdivision  3
of  section  94-a of the executive law, as added by section 21 of part A
of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, are amended and a new subparagraph 16
is added to read as follows:
  (14) cooperate with and assist consumers in class  actions  in  proper
cases; [and]
  (15)  create  an internet website or webpage pursuant to section three
hundred ninety-c of the general business law[.]; AND
  (16) (I) ESTABLISH THE  LEASE  AND  LANDLORD  FRAUD  PUBLIC  AWARENESS
PROGRAM  TO PROMOTE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE POTENTIAL RISKS OF SIGNING A
FRAUDULENT LEASE WITH AN  INDIVIDUAL  MISREPRESENTING  THEMSELVES  AS  A
LANDLORD;
  (II) TO IMPLEMENT THE LEASE AND LANDLORD PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAM, THE
DIVISION SHALL:
  A. DEVELOP A PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH CAMPAIGN INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED  TO,  WRITTEN MATERIALS AND BROCHURES TO PROMOTE LEASE AND LAND-
LORD FRAUD AWARENESS AND EDUCATE THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FRAUDULENT LEASES
AND INDIVIDUALS MISREPRESENTING THEMSELVES AS LANDLORDS; AND

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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.