|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S427
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S427 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S427 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To notify housing assistance recipients of their rights to utilize their vouchers without discrimination and how they may make a complaint if they believe they have been discriminated against. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the executive law by adding a new section 295-a that directs the division of human rights to create and promulgate a state- ment to be appended to any form of housing assistance administered by any state or municipal agency. The bill requires the statement to
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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