assembly Bill A11081

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to directing the division of human rights to promulgate a statement regarding housing discrimination that shall be appended to any form of housing assistance

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Oct 07, 2020 referred to governmental operations

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A11081 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S9016
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §295-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3112

A11081 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the division of human rights to promulgate a statement regarding housing discrimination that shall be appended to any form of housing assistance to inform recipients of such assistance about what statements and actions may be considered illegal discrimination based on lawful source of income.

A11081 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   11081
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              October 7, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Epstein) --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to directing the division
   of human rights to promulgate a statement regarding housing  discrimi-
   nation that shall be appended to any form of housing assistance

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  295-a
 to read as follows:
   §  295-A. ADDITIONAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DIVISION. 1. IN ADDITION
 TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY THIS ARTICLE,  THE  DIVI-
 SION  SHALL  CREATE AND PROMULGATE A STATEMENT THAT SHALL BE APPENDED TO
 ANY FORM OF HOUSING ASSISTANCE ADMINISTERED BY ANY  STATE  OR  MUNICIPAL
 AGENCY  INCLUDING,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE SECTION EIGHT HOUSING CHOICE
 VOUCHER PROGRAM, OR ANY OTHER FORM OF HOUSING  ASSISTANCE,  PAYMENT,  OR
 CREDIT  REGARDLESS  OF WHETHER OR NOT SUCH ASSISTANCE, PAYMENT OR CREDIT
 IS PAID OR ATTRIBUTED DIRECTLY TO A LANDLORD. SUCH STATEMENT SHALL, AT A
 MINIMUM, INCLUDE:
   (A) EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT FORMS OF LAWFUL SOURCE OF INCOME;
   (B) EXAMPLES OF PHRASES THAT  MAY  INDICATE  DISCRIMINATION  BASED  ON
 LAWFUL  SOURCE  OF INCOME IN VIOLATION OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETY-SIX
 OF THIS ARTICLE;
   (C) A STATEMENT THAT IT IS ILLEGAL FOR THE OWNER OR ANY  OTHER  PERSON
 HAVING  THE  RIGHT TO SELL, RENT OR LEASE A HOUSING ACCOMMODATION, OTHER
 THAN AN ACCOMMODATION IN AN OWNER-OCCUPIED  BUILDING  OF  TWO  UNITS  OR
 FEWER, CONSTRUCTED OR TO BE CONSTRUCTED, OR ANY AGENT OR EMPLOYEE THERE-
 OF,  OR  ANY REAL ESTATE BROKER, REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON, OR EMPLOYEE OR
 AGENT THEREOF TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
   (I) REFUSE TO SELL, RENT, OR LEASE, OR OTHERWISE TO DENY TO  OR  WITH-
 HOLD  FROM  A PERSON A HOUSING ACCOMMODATION BECAUSE OF THEIR RECEIPT OR
 USE OF HOUSING ASSISTANCE, OR REPRESENT THAT SUCH HOUSING  ACCOMMODATION
 IS  NOT AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION, SALE, RENTAL, OR LEASE WHEN IN FACT IT
 IS SO AVAILABLE;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.