senate Bill S2605

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to harassment of a rent regulated tenant

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Current Bill Status Via A6188 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 10, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.214
substituted for s2605
Apr 10, 2019 substituted by a6188
Mar 06, 2019 advanced to third reading
Mar 05, 2019 2nd report cal.
Mar 04, 2019 1st report cal.214
Jan 28, 2019 referred to codes

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S2605 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6188
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §241.02, amd §§241.05 & 241.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6473, A7992

S2605 (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.

S2605 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2605 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2605

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KRUEGER, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BRESLIN, HOYL-
  MAN, PERSAUD, RIVERA, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO --  read  twice  and  ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed 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:

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

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