assembly Bill A2220

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to suspending rent payments for certain residential tenants and small business commercial tenants and certain mortgage payments for ninety days in response to the outbreak of covid-19

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Jan 14, 2021 referred to judiciary

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A2220 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10224

A2220 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Suspends all rent payments for certain residential tenants and small business commercial tenants if such tenant has lost employment or was forced to close their place of business and certain mortgage payments for landlords of such tenants in the state for ninety days following the effective date of this act in response to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

A2220 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2220
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. NIOU, EPSTEIN, TAYLOR, GLICK, HEVESI, FRONTUS,
   L. ROSENTHAL, BARNWELL, DE LA ROSA, CARROLL, PERRY,  CRUZ,  SEAWRIGHT,
   FALL,  RICHARDSON,  REYES, GOTTFRIED, SIMON, JOYNER, OTIS -- read once
   and referred to the Committee on Judiciary
 
 AN ACT to suspend rent payments  for  certain  residential  tenants  and
   small  business  commercial  tenants  and  to suspend certain mortgage
   payments for ninety days in response to the outbreak of coronavirus
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  (a)  Notwithstanding  any other provision of law, rule or
 regulation to the contrary, any residential  tenant  or  small  business
 commercial  tenant  in the state that has lost income or has been forced
 to close their place of business  as  a  result  of  government  ordered
 restrictions  in  response  to  the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019
 (COVID-19), shall have all  rent  payments  suspended  for  ninety  days
 following  the  effective  date  of this act. Such residential tenant or
 small business commercial tenant shall not and shall never  be  required
 to  pay  any  rent  waived  during such time period.   Every residential
 tenant or small business commercial tenant whose  lease  expires  during
 this  time  period shall be subject to an automatic renewal lease at the
 current rent charged. Late  fees  shall  not  be  collectable  for  rent
 accrued during this time period.
   (b)  (i)  Any  person  or  entity  who faces a financial hardship as a
 result of being deprived rent payments for  property  pursuant  to  this
 section  shall  receive  forgiveness  on  any mortgage payments for such
 property for ninety days, in an amount determined by the following frac-
 tion multiplied by such mortgage payment, up to the total dollar  amount
 of lost rent:
   (A) The numerator shall be the total amount of rent payments suspended
 for  his  or  her  tenants  over  the ninety day period laid out in this
 section; and

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