senate Bill S5436

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing recourse for manufactured homeowners in manufactured home parks confronted with unjustifiable rent increases

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
May 13, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 08, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 07, 2019 1st report cal.647
May 01, 2019 referred to housing, construction and community development

Votes

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May 7, 2019 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

S5436
7
4
committee
7
Aye
4
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: May 7, 2019

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S5436 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5247
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §233, add §233-b, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6920, A4851
2011-2012: S3177, A5029
2013-2014: S2905, A3351
2015-2016: S4436, A6269
2017-2018: S3231, A2682

S5436 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing recourse for manufactured homeowners in manufactured home parks confronted with unjustifiable rent increases; creates a local option in counties in New York state to provide such protection.

S5436 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5436 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5436

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAY, LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction
  and Community Development

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to providing recourse
  for manufactured  homeowners  in  manufactured  home  parks,  who  are
  confronted with unjustifiable rent increases

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature  finds  and  declares
that:
  (a) Manufactured homes are a critical source of affordable housing for
residents in New York state, particularly for senior citizens seeking to
remain in their communities.
  (b) Factors unique to home ownership in manufactured home parks in New
York  state  require  that  the  owners  of  such  manufactured homes be
protected from involuntary forfeiture of their homes due to unreasonable
increases in lot rent.
  (c) Homeownership in such manufactured home parks differs  from  other
forms  of  homeownership as well as from the traditional landlord-tenant
relationship. Unlike other homeowners, because the manufactured homeown-
ers do not control the land on which  their  manufactured  homes  exist,
they  have  no  control  over  this substantial portion of their housing
costs.
  (d) Vacancies in existing manufactured home parks are  extremely  rare
in  New York state, and the cost of relocating a manufactured home, even
if such a vacancy exists, is prohibitively high and threatens the struc-
tural integrity of many manufactured homes.
  (e) The  manufactured  homeowners'  total  lack  of  bargaining  power
disrupts the normal operation of market forces and renders such manufac-
tured  homeowners  captive  to  whatever  terms a manufactured home park
owner may choose to impose. Although many manufactured home park  owners

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

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