assembly Bill A619

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the lease and landlord fraud public awareness program

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Jan 09, 2019 referred to housing

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A619 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S628
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §94-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10701, S7732
2017-2018: A1930, S631

A619 (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.

A619 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   619

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. JOYNER, BARRON, D'URSO, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, COLTON,
  PERRY,  COOK  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. SIMON -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Housing

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
  B.  DEVELOP  EDUCATIONAL  MATERIALS  AND BROCHURES WHICH SHALL BE MADE
AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES.

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

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