senate Bill S427

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to directing the division of human rights to promulgate a statement regarding housing discrimination that shall be appended to any form of housing assistance

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to investigations and government operations

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S427 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §295-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9016

S427 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the division of human rights to promulgate a statement regarding housing discrimination that shall be appended to any form of housing assistance to inform recipients of such assistance about what statements and actions may be considered illegal discrimination based on lawful source of income.

S427 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S427 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    427
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAPLAN, KAVANAGH -- read twice and
   ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
   Investigations and Government Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to directing the division
   of human rights to promulgate a statement regarding housing  discrimi-
   nation that shall be appended to any form of housing assistance
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  295-a
 to read as follows:
   §  295-A. ADDITIONAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DIVISION. 1. IN ADDITION
 TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY THIS ARTICLE,  THE  DIVI-
 SION  SHALL  CREATE AND PROMULGATE A STATEMENT THAT SHALL BE APPENDED TO
 ANY FORM OF HOUSING ASSISTANCE ADMINISTERED BY ANY  STATE  OR  MUNICIPAL
 AGENCY  INCLUDING,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE SECTION EIGHT HOUSING CHOICE
 VOUCHER PROGRAM, OR ANY OTHER FORM OF HOUSING  ASSISTANCE,  PAYMENT,  OR
 CREDIT  REGARDLESS  OF WHETHER OR NOT SUCH ASSISTANCE, PAYMENT OR CREDIT
 IS PAID OR ATTRIBUTED DIRECTLY TO A LANDLORD. SUCH STATEMENT SHALL, AT A
 MINIMUM, INCLUDE:
   (A) EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT FORMS OF LAWFUL SOURCE OF INCOME;
   (B) EXAMPLES OF PHRASES THAT  MAY  INDICATE  DISCRIMINATION  BASED  ON
 LAWFUL  SOURCE  OF INCOME IN VIOLATION OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETY-SIX
 OF THIS ARTICLE;
   (C) A STATEMENT THAT IT IS ILLEGAL FOR THE OWNER OR ANY  OTHER  PERSON
 HAVING  THE  RIGHT TO SELL, RENT OR LEASE A HOUSING ACCOMMODATION, OTHER
 THAN AN ACCOMMODATION IN AN OWNER-OCCUPIED  BUILDING  OF  TWO  UNITS  OR
 FEWER, CONSTRUCTED OR TO BE CONSTRUCTED, OR ANY AGENT OR EMPLOYEE THERE-
 OF,  OR  ANY REAL ESTATE BROKER, REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON, OR EMPLOYEE OR
 AGENT THEREOF TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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