assembly Bill A2163

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to suspending rent payments for certain tenants in response to the outbreak of COVID-19

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

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

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.


view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to housing
Jan 14, 2021 referred to housing


A2163 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-ii, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

A2163 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to suspending rent payments for certain tenants due to the state of emergency declared by Executive Order No. 202, where they have lost earned income or were forced to close their place of business; establishes a coronavirus rental assistance fund.

A2163 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             January 14, 2021
 Introduced by M. of A. NIOU, CARROLL, SIMON -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Housing
 AN  ACT  to suspend rent payments for certain tenants in response to the
   outbreak of coronavirus; and  to  amend  the  state  finance  law,  in
   relation to establishing the COVID-19 rental assistance fund

   Section 1. For the purposes of this act:
   (a) "actual income" means (i) for a  residential  tenant,  all  wages,
 tips,  overtime, salary, recurring gifts, returns on investment, welfare
 assistance, social security payments, child support payments,  unemploy-
 ment  benefits,  emergency  federal,  state  or local assistance, or any
 other form of income that may be used to pay rent; and (ii) for  a  not-
 for-profit  corporation  or small business, all revenue, including emer-
 gency federal, state or local assistance, or any other  form  of  income
 that  may be used to pay rent, received minus the amount of any wages or
 salary  paid  to  employees  of  the not-for-profit corporation or small
   (b) "landlord" means the person or entity to whom a tenant owes rent;
   (c) "rent" means the amount charged in consideration for the  use  and
 occupancy  of  real property pursuant to a written or oral rental agree-
 ment or statute;
   (d) "state of emergency" means the  state  of  emergency  declared  by
 executive order 202 that began on March 7, 2020.
   (e)  "covered  tenant"  includes  a residential tenant having the same
 meaning as paragraph (a) or (b) of subdivision 1 of section 235-f of the
 real property law, or  those who otherwise pay for the use and occupancy
 of a residential dwelling, except for a residential tenant  receiving  a
 local,  state or federal income based rental subsidy, a tenant that is a
 not-for-profit corporation, or a tenant that  is  a  small  business  as
 defined by section 131 of the economic development law.

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