senate Bill S8419

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the "emergency rent relief act of 2020" to establish an interim residential rent relief program

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2020 signed chap.125
Jun 05, 2020 delivered to governor
May 28, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.58
substituted for a10522
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 27, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.670
May 26, 2020 reported and committed to rules
reported and committed to finance
May 25, 2020 referred to housing, construction and community development

Votes

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May 26, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S8419
17
1
committee
17
Aye
1
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 26, 2020 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

S8419
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: May 26, 2020

aye wr (3)

May 24, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8419
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S8419 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10522
Law Section:
Housing

S8419 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "emergency rent relief act of 2020" to establish an interim residential rent relief program.

S8419 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8419 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8419

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 25, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  in relation to enacting the "emergency rent relief act of 2020"
  to establish an  interim  residential  rent  relief  program;  and  to
  provide for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "emergency rent relief act of 2020".
  § 2. 1. For the purposes of this act:
  a. "Coverage period" shall mean April 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020.
  b.  "Eligible  household"  shall  mean  a household (i) with an income
below 80 percent of the area median income, as adjusted for family size,
both prior to March 7, 2020 and at the time of application; (ii) with  a
rent  burden both prior to March 7, 2020 and at the time of application;
and (iii) has lost income during the coverage period.
  c. "Income" shall mean income from all sources of each member  of  the
household, including all wages, tips, overtime, salary, recurring gifts,
returns  on  investments,  welfare assistance, social security payments,
child support payments, unemployment benefits, any benefit,  payment  or
cash grant whose purpose is to assist with rental payments, any payments
whose  purpose is to replace lost income, and any other government bene-
fit or cash grant. The term "income"  shall  not  include:    employment
income from children under eighteen years of age, employment income from
children  eighteen  years  of  age  or older who are full-time students,
foster care payments, sporadic gifts, groceries provided by persons  not
living in the household, supplemental nutrition assistance program bene-
fits, earned income disallowance, or the earned income tax credit.
  d.  "Fair market rent" shall mean the fair market rent for each rental
area as promulgated annually by the United States department of  housing
and urban development's office of policy development and research pursu-
ant to 42 USC 1437f.

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

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