senate Bill S2151

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to finance
Jan 20, 2021 referred to finance

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S2151 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-ii, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8139

S2151 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Suspends 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.

S2151 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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