|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 14, 2019||referred to housing|
assembly Bill A1153
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Walter T. Mosley
N. Nick Perry
A1153 (ACTIVE) - Details
A1153 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that no person 62 years of age or older shall be denied occupancy in multiple dwellings, nor shall such tenant be evicted from a multiple dwelling on the sole ground that he or she owns or keeps a common household pet or pets, the harboring of which is not prohibited by the multiple dwelling law or other applicable law, unless the pet causes damage to the subject premises, creates a nuisance or interferes substantially with the health, safety or welfare of other tenants or occupants of the same or adjacent building or structure.
A1153 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1153 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 14, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GLICK, GOTTFRIED, BARRON, DAVILA, MOSLEY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COLTON, PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Housing AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to discrimination against certain tenants who own or keep pets THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that pet companionship has a beneficial impact on the pet owner's physical and mental health and numerous studies have demonstrated that senior citi- zens with pets live longer, visit the doctor less often and recover more quickly from illnesses. There exists a significant public interest and purpose in preserving and enhancing the quality of life of the state's senior citizens. Such persons should not be compelled to choose between remaining in their home and having the therapeutic benefit of pet companionship. The shortage of affordable housing across the state offers such persons few housing options if forced to leave their homes due to their need for pet companionship. Eviction of senior citizens from multiple dwellings due to pet ownership is harmful to the public welfare. § 2. The real property law is amended by adding a new section 237-b to read as follows: § 237-B. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS WHO HAVE CERTAIN HOUSEHOLD PETS. NO PERSON SIXTY-TWO YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SHALL BE DENIED OCCUPAN- CY IN A MULTIPLE DWELLING OR BE SUBJECT TO EVICTION FROM ANY SUCH DWELL- ING ON THE SOLE GROUND THAT SUCH PERSON OWNS OR KEEPS A COMMON HOUSEHOLD PET OR PETS, THE HARBORING OF WHICH IS NOT PROHIBITED BY THE MULTIPLE DWELLING LAW OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY WHERE THE HARBORING OF A COMMON HOUSEHOLD PET CAUSES DAMAGE TO THE SUBJECT PREMISES, CREATES A NUISANCE OR INTERFERES SUBSTANTIALLY WITH EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05012-01-9
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