assembly Bill A6616

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Allows persons 60 years or older in buildings operated by the New York city housing authority to keep common household pets

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Mar 14, 2019 referred to housing

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A6616 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7141

A6616 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows persons 60 years or older to keep and care for common household pets in buildings operated by the New York city housing authority; prevents eviction of such persons based on the ownership of pets; provides that any pet who poses a nuisance to the community may be removed; does not remove any pet owner from liability for the reasonable costs directly attributable to any damage caused by the pet.

A6616 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6616

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. DE LA ROSA, ORTIZ, MOSLEY, WALKER, COLTON, CRES-
  PO, D'URSO,  WILLIAMS,  DICKENS,  GOTTFRIED,  BLAKE,  BARRON,  JOYNER,
  GLICK,  SEAWRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, HYNDMAN, RA,
  SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Housing

AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to  the  keeping  of
  certain  household  pets  by  persons  sixty  years of age or older in
  buildings operated by the New York city housing authority

  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  HAVE  CERTAIN  HOUSEHOLD
PETS  IN NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY BUILDINGS.  1. NO PERSON WHO IS
SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SHALL BE DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A  DWELLING  IN
ANY  HOUSING  PROJECT OPERATED BY THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY OR
BE SUBJECTED TO EVICTION FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON THE SOLE GROUND  THAT
SUCH  PERSON  HAS  A COMMON HOUSEHOLD PET WHICH WILL OR DOES RESIDE WITH
SUCH PERSON THEREIN.
  2. THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY  SHALL  PROMULGATE  REGULATIONS
FOR  THE  KEEPING OF COMMON HOUSEHOLD PETS BY PERSONS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE
OR OLDER WHO RESIDE IN A DWELLING IN HOUSING OPERATED BY SUCH AUTHORITY.
SUCH REGULATIONS MAY INCLUDE CONSIDERATION, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH  THE
TENANTS  OF  SUCH HOUSING PROJECT, OF OTHER REASONABLE FACTORS TO GOVERN
THE KEEPING OF COMMON HOUSEHOLD PETS SUCH AS  DENSITY  OF  TENANTS,  PET
SIZE,  BREED,  POTENTIAL FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS OF TENANTS, AND STANDARDS
OF PET CARE. SUCH REGULATIONS  MAY  INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO,
REQUIRING ALL PET OWNERS TO COMPLY WITH:
  (A)  INOCULATIONS  AND  LICENSING MANDATED BY STATE AND LOCAL LAWS, IF
APPLICABLE;
  (B) SANITARY STANDARDS GOVERNING THE DISPOSAL OF PET WASTE;
  (C) PET RESTRAINT IN COMMON AREAS;

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

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