senate Bill S4465

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits landlords from refusing to deal with certain people solely because those people were involved in prior summary proceedings

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
May 15, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2019 1st report cal.651
Mar 12, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations

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May 13, 2019 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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S4465 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A728
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4463, A8605
2013-2014: S1800, A1126
2015-2016: S3560, A613
2017-2018: S240, A3827

S4465 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits landlords from refusing to deal with certain people solely because those people were involved in prior summary proceedings.

S4465 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4465 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4465

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 12, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GIANARIS, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Investi-
  gations and Government Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to a tenant blacklist

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of  section  296  of  the  executive  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (a-1) to read as follows:
  (A-1)  IT  SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR THE OWNER,
LESSEE, SUBLESSEE, ASSIGNEE,  OR  MANAGING  AGENT  OF  PUBLICLY-ASSISTED
HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS OR  OTHER PERSON HAVING THE RIGHT OF OWNERSHIP OR
POSSESSION  OF  OR  THE  RIGHT TO RENT OR LEASE   SUCH ACCOMMODATIONS TO
REFUSE TO SELL, RENT OR LEASE OR OTHERWISE DENY OR TO WITHHOLD FROM  ANY
PERSON  OR  GROUP  OF  PERSONS SUCH A HOUSING ACCOMMODATION ON THE BASIS
THAT SUCH PERSON OR GROUP OF PERSONS WERE INVOLVED IN PAST,  ONGOING  OR
CURRENT  LANDLORD-TENANT  ACTION  OR  SUMMARY  PROCEEDING EMANATING FROM
ARTICLE SEVEN OF THE REAL PROPERTY LAW, EXCEPT WHERE THE TENANT OR GROUP
OF TENANTS HAVE NOT SATISFIED THE ORDER.
  § 2. Subdivision 3-b of section 296 of the executive law,  as  amended
by chapter 8 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
  3-b.  It  shall  be  an  unlawful discriminatory practice for any real
estate broker, real estate salesperson or employee or agent  thereof  or
any  other  individual, corporation, partnership or organization for the
purpose of inducing a real estate transaction from which any such person
or any of its stockholders or members may benefit financially, to repre-
sent that a change has occurred or will or may occur in the  composition
with respect to race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation,
gender  identity  or expression, military status, sex, disability, PAST,
ONGOING OR CURRENT LANDLORD-TENANT ACTION OR SUMMARY PROCEEDING  EMANAT-
ING  FROM  ARTICLE  SEVEN  OF  THE REAL PROPERTY LAW, marital status, or
familial status of the owners or occupants in the block, neighborhood or

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

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