senate Bill S2014

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting legal fees to be charged by a lessor or agent thereof

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 21, 2021 approval memo.79
signed chap.695
Dec 09, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 02, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.174
substituted for a5040
May 19, 2021 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 10, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2021 1st report cal.917
Jan 16, 2021 referred to housing, construction and community development

Votes

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May 4, 2021 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

S2014
8
3
committee
8
Aye
3
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: May 4, 2021

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S2014 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5040
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §26-416, amd §26-512, NYC Ad Cd; amd §6, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974; amd §4, Emerg Hous Rent Cont L; add §234-a, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6113, A8262
2015-2016: S3591, A1156
2017-2018: S2377, A1089
2019-2020: S3358, A2623

S2014 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits owners, lessors or agents thereof from assessing a lessee any fee for legal services in connection with any operation or rental of a residential unit unless the owner, lessor or agent has the legal authority to do so.

S2014 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2014 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2014
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. JACKSON, BIAGGI -- 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 administrative code of the city of New York, the
   emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four, the emergen-
   cy housing rent control law and the real property law, in relation  to
   prohibiting charges for legal fees
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is  amended
 by adding a new section 26-416 to read as follows:
   §  26-416  UNAUTHORIZED LEGAL FEES.  AN OWNER, LESSOR OR AGENT THEREOF
 SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM ASSESSING A LESSEE ANY FEE, SURCHARGE OR  OTHER
 CHARGES FOR LEGAL SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPERATION OR RENTAL OF
 A  RESIDENTIAL  UNIT  UNLESS  THE  OWNER,  LESSOR OR AGENT HAS THE LEGAL
 AUTHORITY TO DO SO PURSUANT TO A COURT ORDER.  LEGAL  SERVICES  INCLUDE,
 BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, COURT FEES, LEGAL REPRESENTATION, ATTORNEY FEES,
 NOTARY  PUBLIC  CHARGES,  AND ADMINISTRATIVE FEES INCURRED BY THE OWNER,
 LESSOR OR AGENT IN CONNECTION WITH MANAGEMENT OF THE BUILDING, INCLUDING
 ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS IN A COURT OF LAW. ANY AGREEMENT  OR  ASSESSMENT
 TO THE CONTRARY SHALL BE VOID AS CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLICY.
   §  2.  Section  6  of  section  4  of chapter 576 of the laws of 1974,
 constituting the emergency tenant protection act  of  nineteen  seventy-
 four, is amended by adding a new subdivision f-1 to read as follows:
   F-1.  AN  OWNER,  LESSOR  OR  AGENT  THEREOF  SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM
 ASSESSING A LESSEE  ANY  FEE,  SURCHARGE  OR  OTHER  CHARGES  FOR  LEGAL
 SERVICES  IN  CONNECTION  WITH  THE OPERATION OR RENTAL OF A RESIDENTIAL
 UNIT UNLESS THE OWNER, LESSOR OR AGENT HAS THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DO  SO
 PURSUANT  TO  A COURT ORDER. LEGAL SERVICES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED
 TO, COURT FEES,  LEGAL  REPRESENTATION,  ATTORNEY  FEES,  NOTARY  PUBLIC
 CHARGES,  AND ADMINISTRATIVE FEES INCURRED BY THE OWNER, LESSOR OR AGENT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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