Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Oct 07, 2020
referred to governmental operations
Assembly Bill A11081
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-A11081 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-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.
2019-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.
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