assembly Bill A7136

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to housing
Apr 23, 2021 referred to housing

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A7136 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, Pub Hous L; add Art 7 §238-b, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6949
2015-2016: A2065
2017-2018: A1594
2019-2020: A1960

A7136 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dogs.

A7136 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7136
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. ZEBROWSKI, OTIS, GLICK, SOLAGES, L. ROSENTHAL,
   COLTON, BICHOTTE HERMELYN, WEPRIN, BARRETT, SEAWRIGHT  --  Multi-Spon-
   sored  by  -- M. of A. COOK, CUSICK, HEVESI, LUPARDO, McDONOUGH, SIMON
   -- read once and referred to the Committee on Housing
 
 AN ACT to amend the public housing law and the  real  property  law,  in
   relation to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  The public housing law is amended by adding a new  section
 223-c to read as follows:
   §  223-C.  DISCRIMINATION  AGAINST  PERSONS  WHO  OWN CERTAIN DOGS. NO
 PERSON SHALL BE DENIED OCCUPANCY IN A DWELLING  IN  ANY  PROJECT  OR  BE
 SUBJECTED  TO  EVICTION  FROM ANY SUCH DWELLING ON THE GROUNDS THAT SUCH
 PERSON OWNS A DOG OF A SPECIFIC BREED, SIZE,  OR  WEIGHT  AND  SUCH  DOG
 RESIDES  WITH SUCH PERSON. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO
 PROHIBIT  ANY  AUTHORITY  FROM  PRESCRIBING  AND  ENFORCING   REASONABLE
 RESTRICTIONS  OR  REQUIREMENTS  ON  THE OWNERSHIP OF DOGS, REGARDLESS OF
 THEIR BREED, SIZE, OR WEIGHT, OR ON THE OWNERSHIP OF DANGEROUS  DOGS  AS
 PRESCRIBED  IN  SECTION  ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND
 MARKETS LAW.
   § 2. Article 7 of the real property law is amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 238-b to read as follows:
   §  238-B.  DISCRIMINATION  IN  LEASES WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN DOGS. NO
 PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION OWNING OR HAVING  IN  CHARGE  ANY  APARTMENT
 HOUSE,  TENEMENT  HOUSE  OR  OTHER BUILDING OR MOBILE HOME PARK USED FOR
 DWELLING PURPOSES SHALL RESTRICT A TENANT'S ABILITY TO OWN A  DOG  OF  A
 SPECIFIC  BREED,  SIZE  OR  WEIGHT.    NOTHING  IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE
 CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT SUCH PERSONS, FIRMS OR CORPORATIONS FROM PRESCRIB-
 ING AND ENFORCING REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS OR REQUIREMENTS ON THE  OWNER-
 SHIP  OF  DOGS,  REGARDLESS  OF  THEIR  BREED, SIZE OR WEIGHT, OR ON THE
 OWNERSHIP OF DANGEROUS DOGS AS PRESCRIBED IN SECTION ONE  HUNDRED  TWEN-
 TY-THREE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.