assembly Bill A1960

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to housing
Jan 18, 2019 referred to housing

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A1960 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, Pub Hous L; add Art 7 §238-a, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6949
2015-2016: A2065
2017-2018: A1594
2021-2022: A7136

A1960 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dogs.

A1960 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  1960

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 18, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ZEBROWSKI, OTIS, GLICK, SOLAGES, L. ROSENTHAL,
  RAIA, COLTON, BICHOTTE, WEPRIN,  BARRETT,  SEAWRIGHT,  MALLIOTAKIS  --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, BUCHWALD, COOK, CUSICK, HEVESI,
  LUPARDO, McDONOUGH, RA, SIMON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Housing

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public housing law and the real property law, in
  relation to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog

  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  OWN  CERTAIN  DOGS.  NO
PERSON  SHALL  BE  DENIED  OCCUPANCY  IN A DWELLING IN ANY PROJECT OR BE
SUBJECTED TO EVICTION FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON THE  GROUNDS  THAT  SUCH
PERSON  OWNS  A  DOG  OF  A SPECIFIC BREED, SIZE, OR WEIGHT AND SUCH DOG
RESIDES WITH SUCH PERSON. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED  TO
PROHIBIT   ANY  AUTHORITY  FROM  PRESCRIBING  AND  ENFORCING  REASONABLE
RESTRICTIONS OR REQUIREMENTS ON THE OWNERSHIP  OF  DOGS,  REGARDLESS  OF
THEIR  BREED,  SIZE, OR WEIGHT, OR ON THE OWNERSHIP OF DANGEROUS DOGS AS
PRESCRIBED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF  THE  AGRICULTURE  AND
MARKETS LAW.
  §  2.  Article  7  of the real property law is amended by adding a new
section 238-a to read as follows:
  § 238-A. DISCRIMINATION IN LEASES WITH RESPECT  TO  CERTAIN  DOGS.  NO
PERSON,  FIRM  OR  CORPORATION  OWNING OR HAVING IN CHARGE ANY APARTMENT
HOUSE, TENEMENT HOUSE OR OTHER BUILDING OR MOBILE  HOME  PARK  USED  FOR
DWELLING  PURPOSES  SHALL  RESTRICT A TENANT'S ABILITY TO OWN A DOG OF A
SPECIFIC BREED, SIZE OR WEIGHT.    NOTHING  IN  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE
CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT SUCH PERSONS, FIRMS OR CORPORATIONS FROM PRESCRIB-
ING  AND ENFORCING REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS OR REQUIREMENTS ON THE OWNER-
SHIP OF DOGS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR BREED,  SIZE  OR  WEIGHT,  OR  ON  THE
OWNERSHIP  OF  DANGEROUS DOGS AS PRESCRIBED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWEN-
TY-THREE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.