|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to finance|
|Jan 20, 2021||referred to finance|
senate Bill S2151
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2151 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2151 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2151 SPONSOR: GIANARIS TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To provide rent relief for residential tenants, small businesses and not-for-profits suffering from loss of income due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides definitions. Section 2 suspends rent payments for tenants who have lost earned income or had their businesses shut down due to COVID-19 and instead requires
S2151 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2151 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 20, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, BAILEY, BIAGGI, HOYLMAN, KAPLAN, LIU, MAY, MYRIE, PARKER, RAMOS, SANDERS, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 business. (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 relating to the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). (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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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