senate Bill S4657A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the right of tenants to call police or emergency assistance without fear of losing their housing

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Current Bill Status Via A2665 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 14, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.587
substituted for s4657a
May 14, 2019 substituted by a2665a
May 08, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2019 1st report cal.587
Apr 05, 2019 print number 4657a
Apr 05, 2019 amend and recommit to codes
Mar 19, 2019 referred to codes

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S4657 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2665
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 9 §§90 & 91 to be Art 10 §§100 & 101, add Art 9 §§90 - 98, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6924, A9056
2015-2016: S4955, A1322
2017-2018: S405, A2919

S4657 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the right of tenants to call police or emergency assistance without fear of losing their housing as the result of landlord actions or local nuisance laws.

S4657 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4657 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4657

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to the right  to  call
  for police and emergency assistance and providing victim protections

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

  Section 1. Article 9 and sections 90 and 91 of the civil  rights  law,
as renumbered by chapter 310 of the laws of 1962, are renumbered article
10  and  sections  100  and 101, and a new article 9 is added to read as
follows:
                                ARTICLE 9
                   RIGHT TO CALL POLICE AND EMERGENCY
                      ASSISTANCE/VICTIM PROTECTIONS
SECTION 90. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
        91. RIGHT TO CALL FOR POLICE AND  EMERGENCY  ASSISTANCE;  VICTIM
              PROTECTIONS.
        92. PROTECTIONS  NOT  APPLICABLE  TO  BREACHES OF LEASE, ILLICIT
              ACTIVITIES OR OTHER VIOLATIONS OF LAW.
        93. RIGHT OF PROPERTY OWNERS TO BE FREE OF PENALTY FOR  RESPECT-
              ING  THE  RIGHTS OF AN OCCUPANT TO REQUEST POLICE OR EMER-
              GENCY ASSISTANCE.
        94. LIMITATION ON RIGHT TO REQUEST POLICE OR  EMERGENCY  ASSIST-
              ANCE PROHIBITED.
        95. DEFENSES.
        96. REMOVAL  OF  THE  PERPETRATOR  OF  VIOLENCE  WHILE  ASSURING
              CONTINUED OCCUPANCY BY VICTIM.
        97. REMEDIES.
        98. GUIDANCE AUTHORIZED.
  § 90. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. NO VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,  OR  OTHER
PERSON  THREATENED  WITH VIOLENCE OR IN JEOPARDY OF HARM, SHOULD FAIL TO
ACCESS POLICE OR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE WHEN NEEDED BECAUSE  OF  THE  FEAR

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

Co-Sponsors

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S4657A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2665
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 9 §§90 & 91 to be Art 10 §§100 & 101, add Art 9 §§90 - 98, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6924, A9056
2015-2016: S4955, A1322
2017-2018: S405, A2919

S4657A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the right of tenants to call police or emergency assistance without fear of losing their housing as the result of landlord actions or local nuisance laws.

S4657A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4657A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4657--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, THOMAS, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the civil rights law, in relation to the right to call
  for police and emergency assistance and providing victim protections

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

  Section  1.  Article 9 and sections 90 and 91 of the civil rights law,
as renumbered by chapter 310 of the laws of 1962, are renumbered article
10 and sections 100 and 101, and a new article 9 is  added  to  read  as
follows:
                                ARTICLE 9
                   RIGHT TO CALL POLICE AND EMERGENCY
                      ASSISTANCE/VICTIM PROTECTIONS
SECTION 90. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
        91. RIGHT  TO  CALL  FOR POLICE AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE; VICTIM
              PROTECTIONS.
        92. PROTECTIONS NOT APPLICABLE TO  BREACHES  OF  LEASE,  ILLICIT
              ACTIVITIES OR OTHER VIOLATIONS OF LAW.
        93. RIGHT  OF PROPERTY OWNERS TO BE FREE OF PENALTY FOR RESPECT-
              ING THE RIGHTS OF AN OCCUPANT TO REQUEST POLICE  OR  EMER-
              GENCY ASSISTANCE.
        94. LIMITATION  ON  RIGHT TO REQUEST POLICE OR EMERGENCY ASSIST-
              ANCE PROHIBITED.
        95. DEFENSES.
        96. REMOVAL  OF  THE  PERPETRATOR  OF  VIOLENCE  WHILE  ASSURING
              CONTINUED OCCUPANCY BY VICTIM.
        97. REMEDIES.
        98. AVAILABILITY OF REMEDIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04580-03-9

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