assembly Bill A7667

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires owners to provide essential services and habitability for interim multiple dwelling units

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 01, 2021 signed chap.639
Nov 19, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1727
substituted for s6950
Jun 07, 2021 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.499
rules report cal.499
reported
Jun 02, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 24, 2021 reported referred to codes
May 19, 2021 referred to housing

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A7667 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6950
Law Section:
Multiple Dwelling Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §282-a, Mult Dwell L

A7667 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires owners to provide essential services and habitability for interim multiple dwelling units; allows occupants of interim multiple dwelling units to bring an action in a court of competent jurisdiction.

A7667 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7667
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GLICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Housing
 
 AN ACT to amend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to interim multi-
   ple dwellings
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Section 282-a of the multiple dwelling law, as amended by
 chapter 41 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   § 282-a. Applications for coverage of interim multiple  dwellings  and
 residential  units.  1.  Where any occupant has filed an application for
 coverage pursuant to this article and has received a docket number  from
 the  loft board, it shall be unlawful for an owner to cause or intend to
 cause such occupant to vacate, surrender or waive any rights in relation
 to such occupancy, due to repeated interruptions or  discontinuances  of
 essential services, or an interruption or discontinuance of an essential
 service  for an extended duration or of such significance as to substan-
 tially impair habitability of such unit, at any  time  before  the  loft
 board  has  made a final determination, including appeals, to approve or
 deny such application. This  section  shall  not  grant  any  rights  of
 continued  occupancy  other  than  those  otherwise  granted by law. Any
 agreement that waives or limits the benefits of this  section  shall  be
 deemed  void as against public policy. In addition to any other remedies
 provided in this article for failure to be  in  compliance,  in  article
 eight  of  this  chapter,  or in the regulations promulgated by the loft
 board, an occupant who has filed an application with the loft board  for
 coverage  under  this  article may commence an action or proceeding in a
 court  of  competent  jurisdiction,  which  notwithstanding  any   other
 provision  of  law  shall  include the housing part of the New York city
 civil court, to enforce the provisions of this section.
   2. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY OWNER TO INTERRUPT, DENY,  OR  DISCON-
 TINUE  ESSENTIAL  SERVICES,  OR TO IMPAIR THE HABITABILITY OF AN INTERIM
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.