assembly Bill A8301

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to veterans' eligibility for public housing

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to housing
Oct 20, 2021 referred to housing

A8301 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3945
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §156, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5867
2013-2014: S1702
2015-2016: S932
2017-2018: S1482
2019-2020: S234

A8301 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to veterans' eligibility for public housing; expands eligibility requirements to include veterans of the recent conflicts; requires granting of a preference for public housing to veterans or families of veterans who have a military service connected disability.

A8301 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8301
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             October 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. RAJKUMAR -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Housing
 
 AN  ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to veterans' eligi-
   bility for public housing
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Subparagraph 1 of paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section
 156 of the public housing law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws  of
 2006, is amended to read as follows:
   (1)  have served in the armed forces of the United States for a period
 of at least six months (or any shorter period which  terminated  due  to
 death  or injury incurred in such service), provided some portion of the
 period of service was between the twenty-eighth day of  February,  nine-
 teen  hundred  sixty-one  to  the  seventh  day of May, nineteen hundred
 seventy-five, OR BETWEEN THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER,  TWO  THOUSAND
 ONE TO THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO, and
   §  2. Section 156 of the public housing law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 8 to read as follows:
   8. AN AUTHORITY SHALL GRANT A PREFERENCE IN THE SELECTION  OF  TENANTS
 TO  VETERANS  OR  FAMILIES  OF  VETERANS  WHO  HAVE  A  MILITARY SERVICE
 CONNECTED DISABILITY PROVIDED THAT SUCH VETERANS OR FAMILIES OF VETERANS
 OTHERWISE QUALIFY FOR OCCUPANCY IN  SUCH  AN  AUTHORITY'S  PROJECTS  AND
 PROVIDED FURTHER THAT SUCH AUTHORITY HAS COMPLIED WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
 SECTION  960.206 OF TITLE 24 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS RELATING
 TO SUCH PREFERENCES.
   § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06879-01-1