senate Bill S8802

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2020

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Jul 17, 2020 referred to rules


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S8802 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S4050, A2617

S8802 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2020.

S8802 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8802 (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 17, 2020
 Introduced  by  Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to establish the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2020
   Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Rent and
 Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2020".
   § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that a serious
 public emergency exists in the state of New York due to  the  impact  of
 the global outbreak of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which as of the date
 of  this  legislation,  created destabilized housing, loss of employment
 and income, closure of businesses and schools, and  greatly  exacerbated
 financial  insecurity  in the state of New York. The legislature further
 finds that it is currently impossible  to  accurately  assess  the  full
 scope,  duration,  and  severity of impact this public emergency has and
 will have on the residents of New York and that,  in  response  to  this
 crisis,  on March 7, 2020 the executive declared a 'State Disaster Emer-
 gency' which has put extraordinary constraints on individuals, families,
 homeowners,  not-for-profits,  residential  housing  cooperatives,   and
 local,  state,  and federal agencies. The legislature further finds that
 the loss of employment,  illness  and  deaths  caused  by  the  COVID-19
 outbreak  have  rendered many individuals and families unable to pay for
 the costs of housing and other life necessities. The legislature further
 finds that safe and affordable housing is  a  key  measure  of  positive
 individual, family, and public health outcomes.  The legislature further
 finds that without government intervention, individuals and families who
 are  unable  to  pay  the costs of housing will be displaced, which will
 result in an increase in families who are cohabiting with  one  or  more
 other families and an increase in the population of unhoused individuals
 and  families,  both  of  which  will  accelerate the spread of COVID-19
 infection and, therefore, measures to prevent such individual and house-
 hold displacement are necessary to  prevent  increased  COVID-19  trans-
 mission.  The  legislature  further finds that without rent and mortgage
 relief, the number of eviction case filings for nonpayment of  rent  and
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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