Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 29, 2020
referred to finance
Senate Bill S8139
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8139 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8139 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8139 SPONSOR: GIANARIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to suspend rent payments for certain tenants in response to the outbreak of coronavirus; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the COVID-19 rental assistance fund PURPOSE: To provide rent relief for residential tenants, small businesses and not-for-profits suffering from loss of income due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides definitions. Section 2 suspends rent payments for tenants who have lost earned income or had their businesses shut down due to COVID-19 and instead requires
2019-S8139 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8139 I N S E N A T E March 29, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to suspend rent payments for certain tenants in response to the outbreak of coronavirus; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the COVID-19 rental assistance fund THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. For the purposes of this act: (a) "actual income" means (i) for a residential tenant, all wages, tips, overtime, salary, recurring gifts, returns on investment, welfare assistance, social security payments, child support payments, unemploy- ment benefits, emergency federal, state or local assistance, or any other form of income that may be used to pay rent; and (ii) for a not- for-profit corporation or small business, all revenue, including emer- gency federal, state or local assistance, or any other form of income that may be used to pay rent, received minus the amount of any wages or salary paid to employees of the not-for-profit corporation or small business. (b) "landlord" means the person or entity to whom a tenant owes rent; (c) "rent" means the amount charged in consideration for the use and occupancy of real property pursuant to a written or oral rental agree- ment or statute; (d) "state of emergency" means the state of emergency declared by executive order 202 that began on March 7, 2020. (e) "covered tenant" includes a residential tenant having the same meaning as paragraph (a) or (b) of subdivision 1 of section 235-f of the real property law, or those who otherwise pay for the use and occupancy of a residential dwelling, except for a residential tenant receiving a local, state or federal income based rental subsidy, a tenant that is a not-for-profit corporation, or a tenant that is a small business as defined by section 131 of the economic development law. § 2. (a) (i) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rule or regu- lation to the contrary, any covered tenant in the state that has lost earned income, has been forced to close their place of business, or EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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