senate Bill S8310A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to suspending evictions of rent regulated tenants in certain situations due to COVID-19

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 18, 2020 print number 8310a
May 18, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to housing, construction and community development
May 11, 2020 referred to housing, construction and community development

S8310 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10381
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Real Property

S8310 - Summary

Suspends evictions of rent regulated tenants when a tenant is forced to spend time away from their residence due to COVID-19 and cannot meet occupancy requirements of one hundred eighty-three days or more.

S8310 - Sponsor Memo

S8310 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8310

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 public housing law, chapter 274 of the laws of 1946,
  constituting the emergency housing rent control law, chapter 21 of the
  laws  of  1962,  constituting the local emergency housing rent control
  act, chapter 576 of the  laws  of  1974,  constituting  the  emergency
  tenant protection act, and the administrative code of  the city of New
  York,  in  relation  to temporary relocation due to the COVID-19 state
  disaster emergency

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

  Section  1.  Clauses (v) and (vi) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of
section 14 of the public housing law, as added by  chapter  116  of  the
laws of 1997, are amended to read as follows:
  (v) is hospitalized for medical treatment; [or]
  (vi)  IS  NOT  IN RESIDENCE AT THE HOUSING ACCOMMODATION BETWEEN MARCH
SEVENTH, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY AND THE DATE OF THE EXPIRATION OF THE STATE
DISASTER EMERGENCY, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN  SECTION  TWENTY  OF  THE
EXECUTIVE  LAW,  DECLARED PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER TWO HUNDRED TWO OF
TWO THOUSAND TWENTY, AS AMENDED; OR
  (VII) has such other reasonable grounds that shall  be  determined  by
the commissioner upon application by such person.
  § 2. Paragraph (l) of subdivision 2 of section 2 of chapter 274 of the
laws  of  1946,  constituting the emergency housing rent control law, as
amended by chapter 422 of the laws  of  2010,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (l)  housing  accommodations  which  are not occupied by the tenant in
possession as his or her primary residence provided, however,  that  any
such  housing accommodation shall continue to be subject to rent control
as provided herein unless the commission issues an  order  decontrolling
such accommodation which the commission shall do upon application by the
landlord,  whenever  it  is  established  by any facts and circumstances
which, in the judgment of the commission, may have a  bearing  upon  the
question  of  residence,  that  the  tenant maintains his or her primary
residence at some place other than at such housing accommodation.    For

S8310A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10381
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Real Property

S8310A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Suspends evictions of rent regulated tenants when a tenant is forced to spend time away from their residence due to COVID-19 and cannot meet occupancy requirements of one hundred eighty-three days or more.

S8310A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8310A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8310--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community  Development  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT in relation to suspending evictions for tenants who are forced to
  spend time away from their rent regulated residences and  cannot  meet
  certain occupancy requirements

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, where a tenant has
signed a lease and is occupying a  rent  regulated  residence  and  such
lease requires such tenant to occupy such residence as his or her prima-
ry  residence  for a period of greater than one-half of a calendar year,
or one hundred eighty-three days, and due to COVID-19  such  tenant  has
not  been  able to occupy such residence as his or her primary residence
pursuant to the requirements of such lease, beginning from the  date  of
the  state  of  emergency  declared by executive order 202 that began on
March 7, 2020 until such state of emergency is  lifted  any  days  spent
away  from  such  residence due to COVID-19 shall not be counted towards
any rent regulation occupancy time requirement, and shall not be grounds
for eviction pursuant to chapter 3 of title  26  of  the  administrative
code of the city of New York.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16337-02-0

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