|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 13, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6713
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6713 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S6713 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to directing the division of human rights to promulgate a statement regard- ing housing discrimination that shall be appended to any form of housing assistance PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To notify housing assistance recipients of their rights to utilize their vouchers without discrimination and how they may make a complaint if they believe they have been discriminated against. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the executive law by adding a new section 295-a that directs the division of human rights to create a promulgate a statement to be appended to any form of housing assistance administered by any state or municipal agency that informs housing assistance recipients of their rights to use their vouchers and the steps they may take to make a
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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