senate Bill S6713

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to directing the division of human rights to promulgate a statement regarding housing discrimination that shall be appended to any form of housing assistance

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Sep 13, 2019 referred to rules

S6713 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8389
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §295-a, Exec L

S6713 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the division of human rights to promulgate a statement regarding housing discrimination that shall be appended to any form of housing assistance to inform recipients of such assistance about what statements and actions may be considered illegal discrimination based on lawful source of income.

S6713 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6713 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6713

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 13, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to directing the division
  of human rights to promulgate a statement regarding housing  discrimi-
  nation that shall be appended to any form of housing assistance

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  295-a
to read as follows:
  §  295-A. ADDITIONAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DIVISION. IN ADDITION TO
THE POWERS AND DUTIES OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY THIS ARTICLE,  THE  DIVISION
SHALL:
  CREATE  AND  PROMULGATE A STATEMENT THAT SHALL BE APPENDED TO ANY FORM
OF HOUSING ASSISTANCE ADMINISTERED BY  ANY  STATE  OR  MUNICIPAL  AGENCY
INCLUDING,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE SECTION EIGHT HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER
PROGRAM, OR ANY OTHER FORM OF HOUSING  ASSISTANCE,  PAYMENT,  OR  CREDIT
REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT SUCH ASSISTANCE OR CREDIT IS PAID OR ATTRI-
BUTED  DIRECTLY  TO  A  LANDLORD.  SUCH  STATEMENT  SHALL, AT A MINIMUM,
INCLUDE:
  1. EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT FORMS OF LAWFUL SOURCE OF INCOME;
  2. EXAMPLES OF PHRASES  THAT  MAY  INDICATE  DISCRIMINATION  BASED  ON
LAWFUL  SOURCE  OF INCOME IN VIOLATION OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETY-SIX
OF THIS ARTICLE;
  3. A STATEMENT THAT IT IS ILLEGAL FOR  LANDLORDS,  BROKERS  AND  OTHER
HOUSING AGENTS TO REFUSE TO ACCEPT RENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR PAYMENT OF RENT
OR A SECURITY DEPOSIT IN BUILDINGS WITH SIX OR MORE UNITS;
  4.  A  STATEMENT  THAT  IT IS ILLEGAL FOR LANDLORDS, BROKERS AND OTHER
HOUSING AGENTS TO REQUEST  ADDITIONAL  PAYMENTS  FOR  RENT,  A  SECURITY
DEPOSIT  OR  BROKER'S  FEE BECAUSE AN INDIVIDUAL RECEIVES RENTAL ASSIST-
ANCE;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13308-02-9

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