senate Bill S8667

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the Emergency Housing Stability and Displacement Prevention Act

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Jul 02, 2020 referred to rules


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S8667 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Real Property
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: S250, A8239
2023-2024: S3294

S8667 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prevents evictions during the COVID-19 covered period.

S8667 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8667 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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