|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 10, 2019||returned to assembly|
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|
senate Bill S2605
Current Bill Status Via A6188 - Passed Senate & Assembly
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2605 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2605 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2605 SPONSOR: KRUEGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to harassment of a rent regu- lated tenant PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to better protect tenants from the egregious misconduct of unscrupulous landlords by broadening the definition of the class E felony offense of Harassment of a Rent Regulated Tenant and by establishing a related class A misdemeanor offense in Article 241 of the Penal Law. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 establishes the title of the Act as the "Tenant Protection Act of 2019."
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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