assembly Bill A4267A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the termination of a residential lease by a victim of domestic violence; repealer

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 20, 2019 signed chap.694
Dec 17, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1063
substituted for s4281a
Jun 17, 2019 committed to rules
returned to senate
repassed assembly
Jun 13, 2019 amended on third reading 4267a
Jun 13, 2019 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to assembly
recalled from senate
May 14, 2019 referred to judiciary
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 09, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.293
May 07, 2019 reported
Apr 30, 2019 reported referred to codes
Feb 01, 2019 referred to housing

Co-Sponsors

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A4267 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4281
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §227-c, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11056

A4267 - Summary

Provides for the termination of a residential lease by a victim of domestic violence; further provides for the lease termination procedure; allows the tenants to pay rent, pro-rata, up to the lease termination date; imposes a civil penalty (view more) makes related provisions.

A4267 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4267

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  HEVESI,  ENGLEBRIGHT, L. ROSENTHAL, GUNTHER,
  ARROYO, ROZIC, LAVINE, GIGLIO, D'URSO, GALEF, JOYNER,  SIMON,  RIVERA,
  TAYLOR,  HUNTER,  SEAWRIGHT,  BICHOTTE,  MOSLEY,  NIOU, ORTIZ, BARRON,
  WILLIAMS, RICHARDSON, GOTTFRIED, EPSTEIN,  WRIGHT  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Housing

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to the termination of
  a  residential  lease  by a victim of domestic violence; and to repeal
  certain provisions of such law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Section  227-c of the real property law is REPEALED and a
new section 227-c is added to read as follows:
  § 227-C. TERMINATION OF  RESIDENTIAL  LEASE  BY  VICTIMS  OF  DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE.   1. LEASE OR RENTAL AGREEMENT.  IN ANY LEASE OR RENTAL AGREE-
MENT COVERING PREMISES OCCUPIED FOR DWELLING PURPOSES, WHERE A TENANT OR
A MEMBER OF THE TENANT'S HOUSEHOLD IS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  AS
DEFINED  BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE-A OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW
AND REASONABLY FEARS REMAINING IN  THE  LEASEHOLD  PREMISES  BECAUSE  OF
POTENTIAL  FURTHER  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SUCH TENANT SHALL BE PERMITTED TO
TERMINATE  SUCH  LEASE  OR  RENTAL  AGREEMENT  AND  QUIT  AND  SURRENDER
POSSESSION  OF THE LEASEHOLD PREMISES AND THE LAND SO LEASED OR OCCUPIED
PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND TO BE RELEASED  FROM  ANY
LIABILITY  TO PAY TO THE LESSOR OR OWNER, RENT OR OTHER PAYMENTS IN LIEU
OF RENT FOR THE TIME SUBSEQUENT TO THE DATE OF TERMINATION OF SUCH LEASE
IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  2. LEASE TERMINATION PROCEDURE.  (A) A TENANT WHO MEETS  THE  REQUIRE-
MENTS  IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION MAY TERMINATE HIS OR HER LEASE
BY NOTICE IN WRITING DELIVERED TO THE LESSOR OR OWNER  OF  THE  PREMISES
OCCUPIED BY SUCH PERSON, OR TO THE LESSOR'S OR OWNER'S AGENT, AND TO ANY
CO-TENANTS OF SUCH LESSEE OR TENANT OTHER THAN THE PERPETRATOR OF DOMES-
TIC  VIOLENCE. THE NOTICE SHALL SPECIFY THE TERMINATION DATE WHICH SHALL

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

Co-Sponsors

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A4267A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4281
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §227-c, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11056

A4267A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the termination of a residential lease by a victim of domestic violence; further provides for the lease termination procedure; allows the tenants to pay rent, pro-rata, up to the lease termination date; imposes a civil penalty (view more) makes related provisions.

A4267A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4267--A
                                                        Cal. No. 293

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  HEVESI,  ENGLEBRIGHT, L. ROSENTHAL, GUNTHER,
  ARROYO, ROZIC, LAVINE, GIGLIO, D'URSO, GALEF, JOYNER,  SIMON,  RIVERA,
  TAYLOR,  HUNTER,  SEAWRIGHT,  BICHOTTE,  MOSLEY,  NIOU, ORTIZ, BARRON,
  WILLIAMS, RICHARDSON, GOTTFRIED,  EPSTEIN,  WRIGHT,  BLAKE,  McDONALD,
  WALCZYK,  BUTTENSCHON,  WALLACE, CRUZ, REYES -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Housing -- reported and referred to the  Committee
  on Codes -- advanced to a third reading, passed by Assembly and deliv-
  ered  to the Senate, recalled from the Senate, vote reconsidered, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of  third
  reading

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to the termination of
  a  residential  lease  by a victim of domestic violence; and to repeal
  certain provisions of such law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Section  227-c of the real property law is REPEALED and a
new section 227-c is added to read as follows:
  § 227-C. TERMINATION OF  RESIDENTIAL  LEASE  BY  VICTIMS  OF  DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE.   1. LEASE OR RENTAL AGREEMENT.  IN ANY LEASE OR RENTAL AGREE-
MENT COVERING PREMISES OCCUPIED FOR DWELLING PURPOSES, WHERE A TENANT OR
A MEMBER OF THE TENANT'S HOUSEHOLD IS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  AS
DEFINED  BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE-A OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW
AND REASONABLY FEARS REMAINING IN  THE  LEASEHOLD  PREMISES  BECAUSE  OF
POTENTIAL  FURTHER  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SUCH TENANT SHALL BE PERMITTED TO
TERMINATE  SUCH  LEASE  OR  RENTAL  AGREEMENT  AND  QUIT  AND  SURRENDER
POSSESSION  OF THE LEASEHOLD PREMISES AND THE LAND SO LEASED OR OCCUPIED
PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND TO BE RELEASED  FROM  ANY
LIABILITY  TO PAY TO THE LESSOR OR OWNER, RENT OR OTHER PAYMENTS IN LIEU
OF RENT FOR THE TIME SUBSEQUENT TO THE DATE OF TERMINATION OF SUCH LEASE
IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.

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