assembly Bill A6188

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to harassment of a rent regulated tenant

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 10, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.214
substituted for s2605
Mar 26, 2019 referred to codes
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 07, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.122
Mar 05, 2019 reported
Mar 01, 2019 referred to codes

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A6188 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2605
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §241.02, amd §§241.05 & 241.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7992, S6473

A6188 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to harassment of a rent regulated tenant; establishes the crimes of harassment of a rent regulated tenant in the first and second degree.

A6188 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6188

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. LENTOL -- (at request of the Department of Law)
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to harassment of a rent regu-
  lated tenant

  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 "tenant
protection act of 2019".
  § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 241.02  to  read
as follows:
§ 241.02 HARASSMENT OF A RENT REGULATED TENANT IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  AN  OWNER  IS  GUILTY  OF HARASSMENT OF A RENT REGULATED TENANT IN THE
SECOND DEGREE WHEN, WITH INTENT TO INDUCE A  RENT  REGULATED  TENANT  TO
VACATE  A  HOUSING  ACCOMMODATION, SUCH OWNER INTENTIONALLY ENGAGES IN A
COURSE OF CONDUCT THAT:
  1. IMPAIRS THE HABITABILITY OF A HOUSING ACCOMMODATION; OR
  2. CREATES OR MAINTAINS A CONDITION  WHICH  ENDANGERS  THE  SAFETY  OR
HEALTH OF THE DWELLING'S TENANT; OR
  3.  IS REASONABLY LIKELY TO INTERFERE WITH OR DISTURB, AND DOES INTER-
FERE WITH OR DISTURB, THE COMFORT, REPOSE, PEACE OR QUIET OF  SUCH  RENT
REGULATED  TENANT IN HIS OR HER USE AND OCCUPANCY OF SUCH HOUSING ACCOM-
MODATION INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INTERRUPTION  OR  DISCONTIN-
UANCE  OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES. THE GOOD FAITH COMMENCEMENT AND PURSUIT OF
A LAWFUL EVICTION ACTION BY AN OWNER AGAINST A RENT REGULATED TENANT  IN
A  COURT  OF  COMPETENT  JURISDICTION SHALL NOT, BY ITSELF, CONSTITUTE A
"COURSE OF CONDUCT" IN VIOLATION OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  HARASSMENT OF A RENT REGULATED TENANT IN THE SECOND DEGREE IS A  CLASS
A MISDEMEANOR.
  §  3.  Section 241.05 of the penal law, as added by chapter 116 of the
laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
§ 241.05 Harassment of a rent regulated tenant IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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