senate Bill S628

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the lease and landlord fraud public awareness program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2019 referred to housing
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 29, 2019 advanced to third reading
Apr 10, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 09, 2019 1st report cal.449
Jan 09, 2019 referred to housing, construction and community development

Votes

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Apr 8, 2019 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

S628
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: Apr 8, 2019

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S628 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A619
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §94-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7732, A10701
2017-2018: S631, A1930

S628 (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.

S628 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S628 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   628

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. BOYLE, BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction
  and Community Development

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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