senate Bill S6770

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Excludes tenant-shareholders in cooperative housing corporations from certain housing provisions

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Oct 09, 2019 referred to rules

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S6770 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8718
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-108, Gen Ob L; amd §§227-f, 238-a, 234 & 235-e, RP L; amd §702, RPAP L

S6770 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Excludes tenant-shareholders in cooperative housing corporations from certain housing provisions, fixing certain unintended effects of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019.

S6770 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6770 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6770

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             October 9, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the general obligations law, the real property law,  and
  the  real property actions and proceedings law, in relation to exclud-
  ing  tenant-shareholders  in  cooperative  housing  corporations  from
  certain housing provisions

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1-a of section  7-108  of  the
general  obligations law, as added by section 25 of part M of chapter 36
of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) No deposit or advance shall exceed the amount of one month's  rent
under  such  contract,  EXCEPT IN DWELLING UNITS WHICH ARE A COOPERATIVE
HOUSING CORPORATION AND WHERE THE TENANT WOULD BECOME A  SHAREHOLDER  OF
SUCH DWELLING UNIT.
  § 2. Section 227-f of the real property law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  THIS  SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO A PROSPECTIVE TENANT OF A COOPER-
ATIVE HOUSING CORPORATION, WHERE SUCH PROSPECTIVE TENANT WOULD BECOME  A
SHAREHOLDER OF SUCH COOPERATIVE HOUSING CORPORATION.
  §  3.  Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 238-a of the real property law,
as added by section 10 of part M of chapter 36 of the laws of 2019,  are
amended to read as follows:
  1. (a) Except in instances where statutes or regulations provide for a
payment,  fee  or charge, no landlord, lessor, sub-lessor or grantor may
demand any payment, fee, or charge for the processing, review or accept-
ance of an application, or demand  any  other  payment,  fee  or  charge
before  or at the beginning of the tenancy, except background checks and
credit checks as provided by paragraph (b) of this subdivision, provided
that this subdivision shall  not  apply  to  entrance  fees  charged  by
continuing  care  retirement  communities  licensed  pursuant to article

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

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