|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 04, 2019||referred to housing, construction and community development|
senate Bill S5040
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5040 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
- Law Section:
- Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§2 & 14, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974
S5040 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5040 SPONSOR: BRESLIN TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish the "statewide tenant protection act of 2019"; and to amend the emergency tenant protection act of nine- teen seventy-four, in relation to expanding rent and eviction protections statewide PURPOSE OF GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To remove arbitrary geographic restrictions on applicability of the state's rent and eviction regulation system, thereby allowing munici- palities in all parts of the state to opt into the system where the municipality has declared a housing emergency based on a vacancy rate of five percent or less. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 14 of section 4 of chapter 576 of the laws of 1974, constituting the emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four, is amended.
S5040 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 5040 A. 7046 2019-2020 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y April 4, 2019 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. BRESLIN, BIAGGI, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KRUEGER, LIU, MAY, METZGER, MYRIE, RIVERA, SALAZAR, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL -- read once and referred to the Committee on Housing AN ACT to establish the "statewide tenant protection act of 2019"; and to amend the emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four, in relation to expanding rent and eviction protections statewide THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "statewide tenant protection act of 2019." § 2. Section 2 of section 4 of chapter 576 of the laws of 1974, constituting the emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy- four, is amended to read as follows: § 2. Legislative finding. The legislature hereby finds and declares that a serious public emergency continues to exist in the housing of a considerable number of persons in the state of New York which emergency was at its inception created by war, the effects of war and the after- math of hostilities, that such emergency necessitated the intervention of federal, state and local government in order to prevent speculative, unwarranted and abnormal increases in rents; that there continues to exist in many areas of the state an acute shortage of housing accommo- dations caused by continued high demand, attributable in part to new household formations and decreased supply, in large measure attributable to reduced availability of federal subsidies, and increased costs of construction and other inflationary factors; that a substantial number of persons residing in housing not presently subject to the provisions of THIS ACT OR the emergency housing rent control law or the local emer- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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