Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 02, 2020||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8667
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8667 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8667 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8667 SPONSOR: MYRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act preventing evictions during the COVID-19 covered period PURPOSE: The purpose of the Emergency Housing Stability and Tenant Displacement Prevention Act is to help stabilize residential and commercial tenants during the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides the title. Section 2 of the bill provides legislative findings. Section 3 of the bill defines the COVID-19 covered period. Section 4 of the bill: (1) prohibits the enforcement of an eviction of any residential or commercial tenant, and (2) prohibits the issuance of a judgment of possession against a residential or commercial tenant or other lawful occupant, or a foreclosure of any residential or commercial
2019-S8667 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8667 I N S E N A T E July 2, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT preventing evictions during the COVID-19 covered period THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Emergency Housing Stability and Displacement Prevention Act". § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds and declares that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a public health and economic crisis unparalleled by any in modern history. The State has lost over 30,000 of its citizens and more than 380,000 have been confirmed infected, a number which continues to escalate. A clear consensus of public health experts predicts subsequent waves of increasing infections, which could lead to graver consequences to public health and the economy than those that have occurred thus far. The lack of a cure or effective vaccine means there is no definitive endpoint to the harm from COVID-19 on the State. The legislature further finds and declares that housing instabil- ity and homelessness lead to worse health outcomes for individuals and in doing so worsen public health. The legislature further finds and declares that the COVID-19 pandemic and its resultant economic instabil- ity and job losses has worsened an existing housing crisis state-wide where millions of tenants were already rent-burdened, and millions of homeowners were already struggling to remain current on their mortgages. The existing housing crisis disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx individuals and communities. The legislature further finds and declares that the well-documented disproportionate impacts of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the housing crisis on communities of color are deeply connected to and rooted in systemic racism. The legislature further finds and declares that the State is presently in a state of emergency and extra ordinary measures have been implemented in all aspects of society to protect public health and welfare. The legislature further finds and declares that it is counterproductive to public health and welfare to allow evictions and foreclosures until the COVID-19 pandemic has passed and sufficient time has been provided for communities to EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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